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brig·and

 (brĭg′ənd)
n.
A robber or bandit, especially one of an outlaw band.

[Middle English brigaunt, from Old French, from Old Italian brigante, skirmisher, from present participle of brigare, to fight; see brigade.]

brig′and·age (-ən-dĭj), brig′and·ism n.

brigand

(ˈbrɪɡənd)
n
(Professions) a bandit or plunderer, esp a member of a gang operating in mountainous areas
[C14: from Old French, from Old Italian brigante fighter, from brigare to fight, from briga strife, of Celtic origin]
ˈbrigandage, ˈbrigandry n

brig•and

(ˈbrɪg ənd)

n.
a bandit.
[1350–1400; Middle English briga(u)nt < Middle French brigand < early Italian brigante member of an armed company]
brig′and•age, n.
brig′and•ish, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brigand - an armed thief who is (usually) a member of a bandbrigand - an armed thief who is (usually) a member of a band
stealer, thief - a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it

brigand

noun bandit, outlaw, robber, gangster, plunderer, highwayman, desperado, marauder, ruffian, freebooter, footpad (archaic) He looked like a scruffy brigand.
Translations
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briganti

brigand

[ˈbrɪgənd] Nbandido m, bandolero m

brigand

[ˈbrɪgənd] n (literary) (= bandit) → bandit m

brigand

n (old)Räuber m, → Bandit m

brigand

[ˈbrɪgənd] nbandito, brigante m
References in classic literature ?
Ethel had been earnestly assured that brigands, the true cut-throats of the modern legend, still haunted that ridge and held that pass of the Apennines.
Montano, the King of Thieves, was first heard of in the mountains some ten years ago, when people said brigands were extinct.
Tupman in full brigand's costume, with a very tight jacket, sitting like a pincushion over his back and shoulders, the upper portion of his legs incased in the velvet shorts, and the lower part thereof swathed in the complicated bandages to which all brigands are peculiarly attached.
Pickwick, with the brigand on one arm, and the troubadour on the other, walked solemnly up the entrance.
And inasmuch as the woman who kept house for the brigands knew nothing about what they had planned to do that night, she let the old woman into the house, and sent her upstairs without a light.
And I think that was the vision that had remained with him always, dazzling his eyes so that he could not see the truth; and notwithstanding the brutality of fact, he continued to see with the eyes of the spirit an Italy of romantic brigands and picturesque ruins.
They are regular brigands, especially Dolokhov," replied the visitor.
Constantinople was taken, plundered, and destroyed by these "pious brigands,"* and the last of the Byzantine Emperors was first blinded and then flung from a high tower, so that his body fell shattered to pieces on the paving-stones of his own capital.
His masters called out not to lay on so hard and to leave him alone, but the muleteers blood was up, and he did not care to drop the game until he had vented the rest of his wrath, and gathering up the remaining fragments of the lance he finished with a discharge upon the unhappy victim, who all through the storm of sticks that rained on him never ceased threatening heaven, and earth, and the brigands, for such they seemed to him.
The light cart in which the Brigand usually made his perambulations being gaily dressed with flags and streamers, and the Brigand placed therein, contemplating the miniature of his beloved as usual, Nell was accommodated with a seat beside him, decorated with artificial flowers, and in this state and ceremony rode slowly through the town every morning, dispersing handbills from a basket, to the sound of drum and trumpet.
Remorselessly to rob you, an orphan, as any brigand might do?
A frowsy, bearded brigand sprang into the road with a shout, and flourished a musket in the light of the moon