What does robbing mean?

Definitions for robbing
rob·bing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word robbing.


Did you actually mean rubbing or robbins?

Webster Dictionary

  1. Robbing

    of Rob

Freebase

  1. Robbing

    Robbing is a term used in beekeeping. Bees from one beehive will try to rob honey from another hive. Robbing behavior is especially strong when there is little nectar in the field. Strong colonies with the largest stores are the most apt to prey upon weaker colonies. Some robbing is carried out so secretly that it escapes notice. Most of the time, when robbing is going on, one can see bees from the opposing hives fight. The fights can lead to significant losses of bees. Robbing may go on between hives in one apiary or hives of different apiaries. Among the races of the Western honeybee the Italian bee has been identified with an especially strong tendency to rob. Robbing can be prevented by reducing the entrances of the hive so the attacked hive has a better chance of defending itself. Bees are immediately attracted when a hive is opened and honey supers are removed. In the US South, robbing is an archaic term for removing honey. Beekeepers do not actually "rob" bees in modern times, but "harvest a surplus." Some historical methods of bee "keeping" actually were bee "robbing" in that hives were killed for harvest. As recently as the 1940s Southern beekeepers would "sulphur" hives to take honey. This killed the hives and required bee "keepers" to catch spring swarms to replenish their livestock. In some extreme latitudes bees are still killed at the end of the season to take all their honey, then bees are imported from lower latitudes to begin the next season, but this practice is also dying out, mostly due to expense and movement restrictions.

Suggested Resources

  1. robbing

    Song lyrics by robbing -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by robbing on the Lyrics.com website.

How to pronounce robbing?

How to say robbing in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of robbing in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of robbing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of robbing in a Sentence

  1. Jamie McGoldrick:

    As a result of that, organizations who are in areas where cholera has broken out have had to use resources that they would have otherwise programmed for something like food insecurity or malnutrition, what we are doing right now is robbing Peter to pay Paul.

  2. Casino:

    Ace Running a casino is like robbing a bank with no cops around. For guys like me, Las Vegas washes away your sins. It's like a morality car wash.

  3. George Bernard Shaw:

    I am a gentleman: I live by robbing the poor.

  4. John Bercow:

    One should no more refuse to request an extension of Article 50 because of what one might regard as the noble end of departing from the EU as soon as possible, than one could possibly excuse robbing a bank on the basis that the cash stolen would be donated to a charitable cause immediately afterwards.

  5. Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov:

    The cynicism of the Turkish leadership knows no limits. Look what they're doing. They went into someone else's country, they are robbing it without compunction.

Images & Illustrations of robbing

  1. robbingrobbingrobbingrobbingrobbing

Popularity rank by frequency of use

robbing#10000#41675#100000

Translations for robbing

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for robbing »

Translation

Find a translation for the robbing definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these robbing definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "robbing." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 25 Sep. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/robbing>.

    Are we missing a good definition for robbing? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    be similar, be in line with
    • A. interrupt
    • B. disturb
    • C. conform
    • D. interrogate

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for robbing: