Definition of Robber

1. Noun. A thief who steals from someone by threatening violence.

Specialized synonyms: Bank Robber, Mugger
Generic synonyms: Stealer, Thief
Derivative terms: Rob

Definition of Robber

1. n. One who robs; in law, one who feloniously takes goods or money from the person of another by violence or by putting him in fear.

Definition of Robber

1. Noun. A person who robs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Robber

1. one that robs [n -S] - See also: robs

Medical Definition of Robber

1. One who robs; in law, one who feloniously takes goods or money from the person of another by violence or by putting him in fear. "Some roving robber calling to his fellows." (Milton) Synonym: Thief, depredator, despoiler, plunderer, pillager, rifler, brigang, freebooter, pirate. See Thief. Robber crab. A jager gull. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Robber

rob'd
rob Peter to pay Paul
rob somebody blind
rob the cradle
robalo
robalos
roband
robands
robata
robatas
robatayaki
robatumumab
robb'd
robbable
robbed
robber (current term)
robber-baron
robber baron
robber barons
robber fly
robber frog
robberies
robbers
robbery
robbery conviction
robbery suspect
robbeth
robbin
robbing
robbing Peter to pay Paul

Literary usage of Robber

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1. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1842)
"robber. I know the sciences of Galileo and Hippocrates, and appease my hunger ... robber. I know the laws of sorcerers, and read the secrets of the scribes. ..."

2. The Knickerbocker; Or, New York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew, Timothy Flint, Washington Irving (1842)
"robber. ' The termination of that affair is always in peace, ... robber. I know the sciences of Galileo and Hippocrates, and appease my hunger with them. ..."

3. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1918)
"49 From where I lay I could see the black, robber 'endeavoring to break the clam-shell by ... So you see this might be called a case of robbing a robber. ..."

4. The Friend of Peace by Noah Worcester, Massachusetts Peace Society (1821)
"But even a robber may be susceptible of the influence of magnanimity and confidence, whether they be real or feigned. What then would be the effect, ..."

5. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1901)
"The strong, hairy, active, predatory flies, known as robber- flies, form this group. ... Persons engaged in bee culture especially fear these robber-flies, ..."

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