HyperDic: plundering

English > 2 senses of the word plundering:
NOUNactplundering, pillage, pillagingthe act of stealing valuable things from a place
ADJECTIVEallplunderinggiven to taking by force what is desired
plundering > pronunciation
Soundsplah'nderihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > plundering: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaninggiven to taking by force what is desired.
Broaderacquisitiveeager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas
Catalansaqueig
English > plundering: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of stealing valuable things from a place.
Examples
  • "the plundering of the Parthenon"
  • "his plundering of the great authors"
Synonymspillage, pillaging
NarrowerbanditryThe practice of plundering in gangs
depredation, predationAn act of plundering and pillaging and marauding
looting, robberyplundering during riots or in wartime
rape, rapineThe act of despoiling a country in warfare
ravaging, devastationplundering with excessive damage and destruction
sackThe plundering of a place by an army or mob
spoil, spoliation, spoilation, despoilation, despoilment, despoliationThe act of stripping and taking by force
Broaderaggression, hostilityviolent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked
Spanishpillaje, saqueo
Catalanpillatge, saqueig
Verbsplunderdestroy and strip of its possession
plundersteal goods
plunderplunder (a town) after capture

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