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ˈbɜr glərbur·glar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. burglarnoun

    a thief who enters a building with intent to steal


  1. burglarnoun

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Burglarnoun

    one guilty of the crime of burglary


  1. Burglar

    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

  1. Burglar

    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.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of burglar in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of burglar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of burglar in a Sentence

  1. H. L. Mencken:

    A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.

  2. Johan Jooste:

    Once a poacher is in the park, it's like a burglar in your home.

  3. Author Unknown:

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. Sheriff Rick Staly:

    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.

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