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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.
But suddenly a thought crossed her mind: "The yard had been left open; supposing that burglars got in
They explored the first or ground floor, delighted as children playing burglars.
And there was that marvellous cabinet on the landing, black lacquer with silver herons, which alone would repay a couple of burglars.
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.
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.
up, and that she would think it was burglars and open the window and call "Police
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.
There was nobody to receive or welcome them; and they stole upstairs into the usual sitting-room, more like two burglars than the bridegroom and his friend.
To tear treasure out of the bowels of the land was their desire, with no more moral purpose at the back of it than there is in burglars breaking into a safe.
I am speaking, as before, of injustice on a large scale in which the advantage of the unjust is more apparent; and my meaning will be most clearly seen if we turn to that highest form of injustice in which the criminal is the happiest of men, and the sufferers or those who refuse to do injustice are the most miserable--that is to say tyranny, which by fraud and force takes away the property of others, not little by little but wholesale; comprehending in one, things sacred as well as profane, private and public; for which acts of wrong, if he were detected perpetrating any one of them singly, he would be punished and incur great disgrace-- they who do such wrong in particular cases are called robbers of temples, and man-stealers and burglars and swindlers and thieves.
Raffles smeared vaseline upon the plated parts of his Beeston Humber before starting, and our dear landlady cosseted us both, and prayed we might see nothing of the nasty burglars, not denying as the reward would be very handy to them that got it, to say nothing of the honor and glory.