Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who robs; one who commits a robbery; in a looser sense, one who takes that to which he has no right; one who steals, plunders, or strips by violence and wrong.
- n. Synonyms Robber, Thief, Pilferer, Freebooter, Marauder, Brigand, Bandit, Pirate, depredator, despoiler, rifler, highwayman, footpad. (See pillage, n.) A thief takes other people's property without their knowledge; a robber takes it openly, whether or not resistance is offered: in a looser sense, thief is often applied to one who takes a small amount, and robber to one who takes a large amount. A pilferer takes very small amounts by stealth. A freebooter and a marauder rove about, robbing and plundering: the word freebooter emphasizes the fact that the man helps himself at his pleasure, while marauder suggests the loss, inconvenience, fright, or distress produced. A brigand or bandit is one of an organized band of outlaws and robbers, especially in certain countries long known as infested with such bands; bandit is rather a poetic or elevated word; brigand is more common in prose. A pirate is a brigand of the sea. All these words have considerable extension by metonymy or hyperbole.
- n. In bee-keeping, a boo which takes honey from a strange hive.
- n. A person who robs.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who robs; in law, one who feloniously takes goods or money from the person of another by violence or by putting him in fear.
- n. a thief who steals from someone by threatening violence
“In his checked, long-sleeved shirt, he looks like an upscale train robber from a Western.”
“Many people who disapprove of his career think it was hypocritical of him to be so religious and to be what they call a robber baron.”
“I can't say it makes a lot of sense, in a lot of situations it's the intimidation factor not the number of rounds that an armed robber is going for.”
“The vintage trailer shown here is unintentionally hilarious, calling her “girl train robber” and trying to use the phrase “sex maniac” without saying “sex”.”
“CYBER-ROBBERS LAUNDER FUNDS THROUGH MONEY MULESOnce a cyber-robber is ready to carry out an unauthorized cash transfer, he needs a place to send the cash.”
“In my experience a robber is more likely to be from an ethinic minority whereas a paedophile is more likely to be white.”
“OrenWithAnE: Because not everyone that shoots a robber is innocent.”
“Because not everyone that shoots a robber is innocent.”
“Imagine a hostage situation at a bank, where the robber is convinced to surrender by seeing one of his children brought to the bank and maced.”
“PersonFromPorlock: Imagine a hostage situation at a bank, where the robber is convinced to surrender by seeing one of his children brought to the bank and maced.”
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