Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To take the goods of by force, or without right; to pillage; to spoil; to sack; to strip; to rob;
plundersthe temple of God.
To take by pillage; to appropriate forcibly;
as, the enemy.
plunderedall the goods they found
Syn. – To pillage; despoil; sack; rifle; strip; rob.
The act of plundering or pillaging; robbery. See Syn. of
plundersof the Saracens.
Sir T. North.
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.”
Personal property and effects; baggage or luggage.
[Slang, Southwestern U.S.]
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To pillage; to spoil; to strip; to take the goods of an enemy by open force. Nebuchadnezzar plundered the temple of the Jews.
2.To take by pillage or open force. The enemy plundered all the goods they found. We say, he plundered the tent, or he plundered the goods of the tent. The first is the proper use of the word.
3.To rob, as a thief; to take from; to strip; as, the thief plundered the house; the robber plundered a man of his money and watch; pirates plunder ships and men.
1.That which is taken by theft, robbery or fraud.