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PLUNDER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does plunder mean? 

PLUNDER (noun)
  The noun PLUNDER has 1 sense:

1. goods or money obtained illegally

  Familiarity information: PLUNDER used as a noun is very rare.


PLUNDER (verb)
  The verb PLUNDER has 4 senses:

1. take illegally; of intellectual property
2. plunder (a town) after capture
3. steal goods; take as spoils
4. destroy and strip of its possession

  Familiarity information: PLUNDER used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PLUNDER (noun)


Sense 1plunder [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Goods or money obtained illegally

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

booty; dirty money; loot; pillage; plunder; prize; swag

Hypernyms ("plunder" is a kind of...):

stolen property (property that has been stolen)

Meronyms (parts of "plunder"):

cut (a share of the profits)


PLUNDER (verb)


Sense 1plunder [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take illegally; of intellectual property

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

loot; plunder

Context example:

This writer plundered from famous authors

Hypernyms (to "plunder" is one way to...):

steal (take without the owner's consent)

Domain category:

crime; law-breaking ((criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They plunder the goods


Sense 2plunder [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Plunder (a town) after capture

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

sack; plunder

Context example:

the barbarians sacked Rome

Hypernyms (to "plunder" is one way to...):

take (take by force)

"Plunder" entails doing...:

destroy; ruin (destroy completely; damage irreparably)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3plunder [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Steal goods; take as spoils

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

rifle; reave; ransack; pillage; foray; despoil; loot; plunder; strip

Context example:

During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners

Hypernyms (to "plunder" is one way to...):

take (take by force)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "plunder"):

deplume; displume (strip of honors, possessions, or attributes)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4plunder [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Destroy and strip of its possession

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

rape; despoil; plunder; violate; spoil

Context example:

The soldiers raped the beautiful country

Hypernyms (to "plunder" is one way to...):

destroy; ruin (destroy completely; damage irreparably)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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