plundering


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.
Related to plundering: pillaging, looted

plun·der

 (plŭn′dər)
v. plun·dered, plun·der·ing, plun·ders
v.tr.
1. To rob of goods by force, especially in time of war; pillage: plunder a village.
2. To seize wrongfully or by force; steal: plundered the supplies.
v.intr.
To take booty; rob.
n.
1. The act or practice of plundering.
2. Property stolen by fraud or force; booty.

[German plündern, from Middle High German plundern, from Middle Low German plunder, household goods.]

plun′der·a·ble adj.
plun′der·er n.
plun′der·ous adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plundering - the act of stealing valuable things from a placeplundering - the act of stealing valuable things from a place; "the plundering of the Parthenon"; "his plundering of the great authors"
aggression, hostility - violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked
banditry - the practice of plundering in gangs
rapine, rape - the act of despoiling a country in warfare
looting, robbery - plundering during riots or in wartime
despoilation, despoilment, despoliation, spoilation, spoliation, spoil - the act of stripping and taking by force
ravaging, devastation - plundering with excessive damage and destruction
depredation, predation - an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding
sack - the plundering of a place by an army or mob; usually involves destruction and slaughter; "the sack of Rome"
Adj.1.plundering - given to taking by force what is desired
acquisitive - eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas; "an acquisitive mind"; "an acquisitive society in which the craving for material things seems never satisfied"
Translations

plundering

[ˈplʌndərɪŋ] Nsaqueo m

plundering

n (of place)Plünderung f, → Plündern nt; (of things)Raub m

plundering

[ˈplʌndrɪŋ]
1. adjsaccheggiatore/trice
2. nsaccheggio
References in classic literature ?
"Who's got the Moonstone?" was the rallying cry which perpetually caused the plundering, as soon as it was stopped in one place, to break out in another.
In raiding and plundering be like fire, is immovability like a mountain.
And throughout the house there was a joyous movement of people who believed they were plundering monseigneur.