burglar

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bur·glar

 (bûr′glər)
n.
One who commits burglary.

[Anglo-Norman burgler (alteration of burgesur, probably from Old French burg, borough) and Medieval Latin burgulātor (alteration of burgātor, from burgāre, to commit burglary in, from Late Latin burgus, fortified town), both of Germanic origin; see bhergh- in Indo-European roots.]

burglar

(ˈbɜːɡlə)
n
(Professions) a person who commits burglary; housebreaker
[C15: from Anglo-French burgler, from Medieval Latin burglātor, probably from burgāre to thieve, from Latin burgus castle, fortress, of Germanic origin]

bur•glar

(ˈbɜr glər)

n.
a person who commits burglary.
[1535–45; < Anglo-French burgler (compare Anglo-Latin burg(u)lātor), of obscure orig.; see -ar2]

thief

robberburglar

Anyone that steals can be called a thief. A robber often uses violence or the threat of violence to steal things from places such as banks or shops.

They caught the armed robber who raided a supermarket.

A burglar breaks into houses or other buildings and steals things.

The average burglar spends just two minutes inside your house.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.burglar - a thief who enters a building with intent to stealburglar - a thief who enters a building with intent to steal
cat burglar, housebreaker - a burglar who unlawfully breaks into and enters another person's house
stealer, thief - a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it

burglar

noun housebreaker, thief, robber, pilferer, filcher, cat burglar, sneak thief, picklock burglars broke into their home

burglar

noun
Translations
لَصّ الـمَنازِللِصُّ المنازِلِ لَيْلا
lupič
indbrudstyvtyv
murtovaras
provalnik
innbrotsòjófur
不法侵入者
강도
įsilaužėlisįsilaužimassignalizacija
kramplauzis
vlomilec
inbrottstjuv
ขโมย
ev soyan hırsızhırsız
kẻ trộm

burglar

[ˈbɜːgləʳ]
A. Nladrón/ona m/f
B. CPD burglar alarm Nalarma f antirrobo

burglar

[ˈbɜːrglər] ncambrioleur/euse m/fburglar alarm n(système m d') alarme f

burglar

nEinbrecher(in) m(f)

burglar

[ˈbɜːgləʳ] nladro/a, scassinatore/trice

burglar

(ˈbəːglə) noun
a person who enters a house etc illegally to steal. The burglar stole her jewellery.
ˈburglar alarm noun
an alarm against burglaries.
ˈburglaryplural ˈburglaries noun
(an act of) illegally entering a house etc to steal. He has been charged with burglary.
ˈburgle verb
Our house has been burgled.

burglar

لَصّ الـمَنازِل lupič tyv Einbrecher διαρρήκτης ladrón murtovaras cambrioleur provalnik scassinatore 不法侵入者 강도 inbreker innbruddstyv włamywacz assaltante взломщик inbrottstjuv ขโมย hırsız kẻ trộm 夜贼
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The Cardiff Hill episode sank into instant in- significance, the burglars were forgotten, horses were saddled, skiffs were manned, the ferryboat ordered out, and before the horror was half an hour old, two hundred men were pouring down highroad and river toward the cave.
He rushed at the burglars, but another--it was an elderly man--stooped, picked the poker out of the grate and struck him a horrible blow as he passed.
A gang of burglars acting in the country might be expected to vary the scene of their operations, and not to crack two cribs in the same district within a few days.
I still remember waiting with bated breath for Raffles to ask Maguire if he were not afraid of burglars, and Maguire replying that he had a trap to catch the cleverest cracksman alive, but flatly refusing to tell us what it was.
I should like to give you something to eat--women always prepare midnight suppers for the burglars they catch, at least they do in the magazine stories.
Well, then, there are burglars in the neighborhood.
Dudley was so eloquent about burglars that he almost had me going.
Moreover, he was afraid of his wife, afraid of a policeman, afraid of physical violence, and lived in constant dread of burglars.
For example, they are the thieves, burglars, cutpurses, footpads, robbers of temples, man-stealers of the community; or if they are able to speak they turn informers, and bear false witness, and take bribes.
A LAWYER in whom an instinct of justice had survived the wreck of his ignorance of law was retained for the defence of a burglar whom the police had taken after a desperate struggle with someone not in custody.
There's a man on board we want--a Philadelphia burglar called 'Pinky' McGuire.
And now, Father Brown, I am ready to answer your question of whether it was a burglar.