[pluhn-der] /ˈplʌn dər/
verb (used with object)
to rob of goods or valuables by open force, as in war, hostile raids, brigandage, etc.:
to plunder a town.
to rob, despoil, or fleece:
to plunder the public treasury.
to take wrongfully, as by pillage, robbery, or fraud:
to plunder a piece of property.
verb (used without object)
to take plunder; pillage.
plundering, pillage, or spoliation.
that which is taken in plundering; loot.
anything taken by robbery, theft, or fraud.
to steal (valuables, goods, sacred items, etc) from (a town, church, etc) by force, esp in time of war; loot
(transitive) to rob or steal (choice or desirable things) from (a place): to plunder an orchard
anything taken by plundering or theft; booty
the act of plundering; pillage
1630s, from German plündern, from Middle High German plunderen “to plunder,” originally “to take away household furniture,” from plunder (n.) “household goods, clothes,” also “lumber, baggage” (14c.; cf. Modern German Plunder “lumber, trash”), which is related to Middle Dutch plunder “household goods;” Frisian and Dutch plunje “clothes.” A word acquired by English via the Thirty Years War and applied in native use after the outbreak of the English Civil War in 1642. Related: Plundered; plundering. Plunderbund was a U.S. colloquial word from 1914 referring to “a corrupt alliance of corporate and financial interests,” with German Bund “alliance, league.”
“goods taken by force; act of plundering,” 1640s, from plunder (v.).
[pluhn-der] /ˈplʌn dər/ verb (used with object) 1. to rob of goods or valuables by open force, as in war, hostile raids, brigandage, etc.: to plunder a town. 2. to rob, despoil, or fleece: to plunder the public treasury. 3. to take wrongfully, as by pillage, robbery, or fraud: to plunder a piece of property. […]
[pluhnj] /plʌndʒ/ verb (used with object), plunged, plunging. 1. to cast or thrust forcibly or suddenly into something, as a liquid, a penetrable substance, a place, etc.; immerse; submerge: to plunge a dagger into one’s heart. 2. to bring suddenly or forcibly into some condition, situation, etc.: to plunge a country into war; to pull […]
noun 1. a cavity at the base of a falls or cataract, formed by the action of the falling water.
- Plunge bath
noun 1. a bath large enough to immerse the whole body or to dive into