Definition of Burglar

1. Noun. A thief who enters a building with intent to steal.

Specialized synonyms: Cat Burglar, Housebreaker
Generic synonyms: Stealer, Thief
Derivative terms: Burglarise



Definition of Burglar

1. n. One guilty of the crime of burglary.

Definition of Burglar

1. Noun. A thief who steals from premises. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Burglar

1. one who commits burglary [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Burglar

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burgher
burgherly
burghermaster
burghermasters
burghers
burghership
burghmaster
burghmasters
burghmote
burghmotes
burghs
burghul
burghuls
burgish
burglar (current term)
burglar alarm
burglar alarms
burglared
burglarer
burglarers
burglaries
burglarious
burglariously
burglarise
burglarised
burglarises
burglarising
burglarize
burglarized

Literary usage of Burglar

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1. Werner's Readings and Recitations (1915)
"burglar CAUGHT BY A WOMAN. KM SULLIVAN. MISS FROLIC sat up in bed, every curl-paper wagging with a species of satisfied apprehension—the long-expected ..."

2. The Composition of technical papers by Homer Andrew Watt (1917)
"THE ELECTRIC burglar-ALARMI [Although written nearly forty years ago, the following article is a good example of a simple and clear technical description of ..."

3. Electricity in Every-day Life by Edwin James Houston (1905)
"In the case of burglar alarms, the electric contacts are placed on doors, ... In order to prevent burglar alarms from being sounded during the daytime by ..."

4. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1891)
"The burglar has his CRIB in Clerkenwell. I860. Chambers Journal, vol. XIII., p. 212. He said he was awful flattered like by the honour of seeing two such ..."

5. Sunshine and shadow in New York by Matthew Hale Smith (1869)
"burglar DETECTED BY A BUTTON. A large silk house in New York was robbed of silks and velvets ... The hole in the wall was a small one, and the burglar ..."

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