Plunder - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈplʌndər|  American pronunciation of the word plunder
Brit.  |ˈplʌndə|  British pronunciation of the word plunder


- goods or money obtained illegally (syn: booty, loot, pillage, prize, swag)


- take illegally; of intellectual property(syn: loot)
- plunder (a town) after capture (syn: sack)
- steal goods; take as spoils (syn: despoil, foray, loot, pillage, ransack, reave, rifle, strip)
- destroy and strip of its possession (syn: despoil, rape, spoil, violate)


The village was plundered by the invading army.

Thieves had long ago plundered the tomb.

The soldiers continued plundering for days.

All evidence suggested that the plunder of the tomb had happened long ago.

The rich provinces of Asia Minor were plundered by the invaders.

Unlicensed fishermen have plundered tuna stocks.

Henry's army returned loaded down with plunder.

This writer plundered from famous authors

In search of plunder.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: plunder
he/she/it: plunders
present participle: plundering
past tense: plundered
past participle: plundered
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