highwayman

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high·way·man

 (hī′wā′mən)
n.
A man who holds up and robs travelers on a road.

highwayman

(ˈhaɪˌweɪmən)
n, pl -men
(formerly) a robber, usually on horseback, who held up travellers

high•way•man

(ˈhaɪˌweɪ mən)

n., pl. -men.
a holdup man, esp. one on horseback, who robbed travelers along a public road.
[1640–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.highwayman - a holdup man who stops a vehicle and steals from ithighwayman - a holdup man who stops a vehicle and steals from it
footpad, padder - a highwayman who robs on foot
holdup man, stickup man - an armed thief

highwayman

noun bandit, robber, brigand, outlaw He had a mask tied round his face like a highwayman.

highwayman

noun
Translations
قاطِع طريق
loupežníkzbojník
landevejsrøver
stigamaîur
landeveisrøverstratenrøver
lúpežník
cestni razbojnik
eşkiyasoyguncu

highwayman

[ˈhaɪweɪmən] N (highwaymen (pl)) → salteador m de caminos

highwayman

[ˈhaɪweɪmən] nvoleur m de grand cheminhighway patrol n (US)police f de la routehighway robbery nbanditisme m de grand cheminhigh wire n (= tightrope) → corde f raide
to be on a high wire (fig)être sur la corde raide

highwayman

[ˈhaɪˌweɪmən] n (-men (pl)) → bandito

high

(hai) adjective
1. at, from, or reaching up to, a great distance from ground-level, sea-level etc. a high mountain; a high dive; a dive from the high diving-board.
2. having a particular height. This building is about 20 metres high; My horse is fifteen hands high.
3. great; large; considerable. The car was travelling at high speed; He has a high opinion of her work; They charge high prices; high hopes; The child has a high fever/temperature.
4. most important; very important. the high altar in a church; Important criminal trials are held at the High Court; a high official.
5. noble; good. high ideals.
6. (of a wind) strong. The wind is high tonight.
7. (of sounds) at or towards the top of a (musical) range. a high note.
8. (of voices) like a child's voice (rather than like a man's). He still speaks in a high voice.
9. (of food, especially meat) beginning to go bad.
10. having great value. Aces and kings are high cards.
adverb
at, or to, a great distance from ground-level, sea-level etc. The plane was flying high in the sky; He'll rise high in his profession.
ˈhighly adverb
1. very; very much. highly delighted; highly paid; I value the book highly.
2. with approval. He thinks/speaks very highly of you.
ˈhighness noun
1. the state or quality of being high.
2. a title of a prince, princess etc. Your Highness; Her Highness.
ˈhigh-chair noun
a chair with long legs, used by a baby or young child at mealtimes.
ˌhigh-ˈclass adjective
of high quality. This is a high-class hotel.
higher education
education beyond the level of secondary school education, eg at a university.
high fidelity high quality and great accuracy (in the reproduction of sound). See also hi-fi
ˌhigh-ˈhanded adjective
done, acting, without consultation of, or consideration for, other people. a high-handed decision; A new headmaster should try not to be too high-handed.
ˌhigh-ˈhandedly adverb
ˌhigh-ˈhandedness noun
high jump
a sports contest in which people jump over a bar which is raised until no-one can jump over it.
ˈhighlands noun plural
a mountainous part of certain countries, especially (with capital) of Scotland.
ˈhigh-level adjective
involving important people. high-level talks.
ˈhighlight noun
the best or most memorable event, experience, part of something etc. The highlight of our holiday was a trip to a brewery.
verb
to draw particular attention to (a person, thing etc).
ˌhighly-ˈstrung adjective
very nervous; very easily upset or excited.
ˌhigh-ˈminded adjective
having or showing good or noble ideals, principles etc.
ˌhigh-ˈmindedness noun
ˌhigh-ˈpitched adjective
(of sounds, voices etc) high, sharp. a high-pitched, childish voice.
ˌhigh-ˈpowered adjective
(with an engine which is) very powerful. a high-powered motorboat/engine.
ˈhigh-rise adjective
with many storeys. She does not like living in a high-rise flat as the children cannot get out to play easily.
ˈhighroad noun
a main road.
high school
a secondary school. She goes to high school next year.
ˌhigh-ˈspirited adjective
showing high spirits. a high-spirited horse.
high spirits
enthusiasm, cheerfulness and energy. He's in high spirits today.
high street
(with capital when used as a name) the main street of a town etc, usually with shops etc.
high-tech (ˌhai ˈtek) noun
(also hi-tech, ~high technology) the use of advanced machines and equipment in industry.
adjective
(also hi-tech). high-tech industries.
high tide
the time when the tide is farthest up the shore. High tide today is at 15.46; They set sail at high tide.
high treasontreasonhigh water
the time at which the tide or other water (eg a river) is at its highest point.
ˈhighway noun
a road, especially a large or main road.
Highway Code
in Britain, (a booklet containing) a set of official rules for road users.
ˈhighwaymanplural ˈhighwaymen noun
in earlier times, a man usually on horseback, who attacked and robbed people travelling in coaches etc on public roads.
high wirewirehigh and dry
1. (of boats) on the shore; out of the water. The boat was left high and dry of the beach.
2. in difficulties. Her husband has left her high and dry without any money.
high and low
everywhere. I've searched high and low for that book.
high and mighty
behaving as if one thinks one is very important. Don't be so high and mighty – you're just like any one of us.
the high seas
the open seas; far from land.
it is etc high time
something ought to be done or have been done etc by now. It is high time that this job was finished; It's high time someone spanked that child.

see also tall.
References in classic literature ?
Merchant ships are but extension bridges; armed ones but floating forts; even pirates and privateers, though following the sea as highwaymen the road, they but plunder other ships, other fragments of the land like themselves, without seeking to draw their living from the bottomless deep itself.
'Do you suppose highwaymen don't dress handsomer than that?' replied Parkes.
An English noblewoman, preparing to become a princess of France, does not have much thought to waste upon highwaymen." His tone, as well as his words were studiously arrogant and insulting, for it had stung the pride of this haughty noble to think that a low-born knave boasted the friendship of his daughter.
Diners, heimgangers, shop-girls, confidence men, panhandlers, actors, highwaymen, millionaires and outlanders hurried, skipped, strolled, sneaked, swaggered and scurried by me; but I took no note of them.
RAWALPINDI -- Kahuta police have allegedly pushed under the carpet a robbery case in which a gang of 4 highwaymen deprived passengers of more than 25 vehicles, gold, cash and mobile phones by blocking road at Ghun Galli some 12 days ago, sources disclosed to The Nation on Monday.
KILLED: Highwaymen killed a man during motorcycle snatching incident.
There were just three minutes on the clock when the home side went in front as Highwaymen keeper Dan Lowson diverted a cross from Brody Robertson into his own net.
The Highwaymen were in control in the opening quarter of an as they patiently stroked the ball around St James' Park.
Now Netflix has offered yet another look at the cold-blooded pair in "The Highwaymen."
The Bodyguard actor, 64, who stars in new Netflix Bonnie and Clyde biopic The Highwaymen, is married to former model Christine Baumgartner, 45.
follow bonnie and clyde for a highway holiday in louisiana THIS month sees the highly anticipated release of The Highwaymen, the Netflix movie starring Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson.
Outlaws Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and Clyde Chestnut Barrow cast a long shadow in "The Highwaymen," a new movie version of the story of how they robbed and killed their way through a large swath of the country in the early 1930s.

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