Plun"der (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plundered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Plundering.] [G. plundern to plunder, plunder frippery, baggage.]

1.

To take the goods of by force, or without right; to pillage; to spoil; to sack; to strip; to rob; as, to plunder travelers.

Nebuchadnezzar plunders the temple of God.
South.

2.

To take by pillage; to appropriate forcibly; as, the enemy plundered all the goods they found.

Syn. -- To pillage; despoil; sack; rifle; strip; rob.

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Plun"der (?), n.

1.

The act of plundering or pillaging; robbery. See Syn. of Pillage.

Inroads and plunders of the Saracens.
Sir T. North.

2.

That which is taken by open force from an enemy; pillage; spoil; booty; also, that which is taken by theft or fraud.

"He shared in the plunder."

Cowper.

3.

Personal property and effects; baggage or luggage.

[Slang, Southwestern U.S.]

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