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ˈrɒb ə rirob·be·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. robberynoun

    larceny by threat of violence

  2. looting, robberynoun

    plundering during riots or in wartime


  1. robberynoun

    The act or practice of robbing.

  2. robberynoun

    The offense of attempting to take the property of another by threat of force.

  3. Etymology: roberie, from the verb rober + -ie. Ultimately from unattested *. See rob, -y.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

Webster Dictionary

  1. Robberynoun

    the act or practice of robbing; theft

  2. Robberynoun

    the crime of robbing. See Rob, v. t., 2


  1. Robbery

    Robbery is the crime of taking or attempting to take something of value by force or threat of force or by putting the victim in fear. At common law, robbery is defined as taking the property of another, with the intent to permanently deprive the person of that property, by means of force or fear. Precise definitions of the offence may vary between jurisdictions. In precise legal terms, robbery differs from simple theft in its use of violence and intimidation, although the words to rob and robbery are often used informally to mean simple theft. The word "rob" came via French from Late Latin words of Germanic origin, from Common Germanic raub — "theft". Among the types of robbery are armed robbery involving use of a weapon and aggravated robbery involving use of a deadly weapon or something that appears to be a deadly weapon. Highway robbery or "mugging" takes place outside and in a public place such as a sidewalk, street, or parking lot. Carjacking is the act of stealing a car from a victim by force. Extortion is the threat to do something illegal, or the offer to not do something illegal, in the event that goods are not given, primarily using words instead of actions.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of robbery in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of robbery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of robbery in a Sentence

  1. Bob Carey:

    These are kids who fled some of the most violent countries in the world, many have experienced trauma... rape, robbery, all kinds of exploitation.

  2. Brian Chin:

    From a landlord’s perspective, from storeowner’s perspective, we’re terrified of this, his policies and what not. Armed robbery of a store is now a petty larceny? What insanity is this? this guy, his rap sheet is a mile long, he should have been behind bars. Assault? Menacing? How is he out? This is outrageous.

  3. Daniel Bibb:

    Imagine you’re a clerk in a bodega and are the victim of a knife point robbery, not only could the guy not go to jail, he could get charged with a misdemeanor, that is the definition of insanity.

  4. Police Cathy Lanier:

    If you're in a position to try and take the gunman down, to take the gunman out, it's the best option for saving lives before police can get there, and that's – you know, that's kind of counterintuitive to what cops always tell people, right ? We always tell people, ‘ Don't, you know, don't take action. Call 911. Don't intervene in the robbery. ’ We've never told people, ‘ Take action. ’ It's a different – this is a different scenario.

  5. Eric Adams:

    No one in this city should be the victim of armed robbery, let alone our faith leaders and congregants worshiping in a House of God, the NYPD is investigating this crime and will work tirelessly to bring the criminals involved to justice.

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