What does burglar mean?
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a thief who enters a building with intent to steal
A thief who steals from premises.
The burglar made off with a large diamond from the museum.
Etymology: shortened from burgulator, from (Anglo-Latin) burgulator, from burgeor, from burgator, from burgare, from burgus, of origin, probably from *, from burgz, from bhergh2-. The -l- may have been inserted under influence from latro.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The crime of house-breaking.
Burglary, also called breaking and entering and sometimes housebreaking, is the act of illegally entering a building or other areas without permission, with the intention of committing a criminal offence. Usually that offence is theft, robbery or murder, but most jurisdictions include others within the ambit of burglary. To commit burglary is to burgle, a term back-formed from the word burglar, or to burglarize.
one guilty of the crime of burglary
Burglar is a 1987 American comedy film directed by Hugh Wilson and distributed by Warner Bros. The film stars Whoopi Goldberg and Bobcat Goldthwait.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
burg′lar, n. one who breaks into a house by night to steal.—v.t. and v.i. to commit burglary.—adj. Burglār′ious.—adv. Burglār′iously.—v.t. Burg′larise.—n. Burg′lary, breaking into a house by night to steal. [Ety. dub.]
The numerical value of burglar in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of burglar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of burglar in a Sentence
Jolie Bernal and Maliny Soukkhassem:
I kind of had to do a double-take because I actually could n’t believe there was a burglar in my car.
You don't have an opportunity to object to the passage of those restrictive laws in your home state if there are suppressive voter laws -- and of course there are suppressive voter laws, in part because The US Supreme Court has dismantled the Voting Rights Act preclearance regime, the US Supreme Court has absented The US Supreme Court from the question of partisan gerrymandering, so there's no federal court solution. The US Supreme Court's really left to the states to deal with those issues. And The US Supreme Court's a bit like allowing a burglar to correct whatever he's stolen when he's burgled your home.
Many of us have heard opportunity knocking at our door, but by the time we unhooked the chain, pushed back the bolt, turned two locks, and shuts off the burglar alarm - it was gone.
This is a burglar, and somebody was in the house when he did the burglary which could have turned into a very serious and dangerous crime.
Once a poacher is in the park, it's like a burglar in your home.
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- крадец с взломBulgarian
- lladreCatalan, Valencian
- Räuber, Dieb, Einbrecherin, Diebin, Einbrecher, RäuberinGerman
- cambrioleuse, cambrioleurFrench
- פּוֹרֵץ, פּוֹרֶצֶתHebrew
- pencuri, malingIndonesian
- domofurtisto, ruptofurtisto, ruptofurteroIdo
- scassinatore, scassinatriceItalian
- 夜盗, 強盗Japanese
- AbriecherLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- inbreker, inbreeksterDutch
- włamywaczka, włamywaczPolish
- взломщица, взломщик, домушница, домушникRussian
- nübreikan, jinübreikan, hinübreikanVolapük
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