from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Forcible seizure of another's property; plunder.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The seizure of someone's property by force; plunder.
- v. To plunder.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of plundering; the seizing and carrying away of things by force; spoliation; pillage; plunder.
- n. Ravishment; rape.
- transitive v. To plunder.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The violent seizure and carrying off of property; open plunder by armed or superior force, as in war or by invasion or raid.
- n. Violence; force; ravishment.
- n. Synonyms Plunder, spoliation, robbery, depredation. See pillage.
- To plunder violently or by superior force.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of despoiling a country in warfare
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin rapīna, from rapere, to seize; see rep- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English and Old French, from Latin rapīna, from rapiō. (Wiktionary)