from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A legendary English outlaw of the 1100s, famous for his courage, chivalry, and practice of robbing the rich to aid the poor.
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- proper noun A legendary
English outlawfamous for his skill in archeryand his vow to defend the poor and the oppressed against established authority.
- noun A
criminalwith similar social tendencies.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun legendary English outlaw of the 12th century; said to have robbed the rich to help the poor
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It is indeed very easy to imagine outlaws adopting the name Robin Hood, for all sorts of reasons.
Blog where visitors can watch latest "Robin Hood" tv show episodes online. www. empireonline.com 13 days ago - To paraphrase Mark Twain, there are lies, damned lies and stories about the project known as Robin Hood, so big thanks go to Mark Strong for supplying a few titbits on Ridley Scott's historical epic.
The Franco-German plan was strongly supported by campaigners for a so-called Robin Hood tax, but strongly opposed by the CBI.
Despite hostility from Britain and the US, the Microsoft founder will add weight to the growing campaign for a so-called Robin Hood tax when he tells the two-day summit in Cannes that a levy on finance would help hard-pressed rich nations to meet their aid pledges to the poor.
Sometimes called a "Robin Hood tax," a Financial Transaction Tax is endorsed worldwide by everyone from conservative European leaders to the Pope and Archbishop of Canterbury to Bill Gates and Ralph Nader.
There's a football team in Surinam that shares its name with this mythical character from English folklore Robin Hood, that is ... not Errol Flynn.
One said that France had so far provided only 44% of the money promised to sub-Saharan Africa, and raised suspicions that President Sarkozy's support for the so-called Robin Hood tax on financial transactions was a smokescreen.
Instead, the chief brought up the man Horne had referred to as Robin Hood.
Sir Ridley Scott has asked for a further $8m from his backer, Universal Films, to add an extra dimension to his untitled Robin Hood venture starring Russell Crowe in the lead role and Cate Blanchett as Maid Marian.
“It is better to simply have the evolution of a character called Robin Hood, who will come out of a point in the Crusades which is the end.”