robbery

  • 1 robbery — rob·bery n pl ber·ies [Anglo French robberie roberie, from Old French, from rober to take something away from a person by force]: the unlawful taking away of personal property from a person by violence or by threat of violence that causes fear:… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Robbery — Robbery, Assault Battery Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Robbery, Assault Battery» Canción de Genesis álbum A Trick of the Tail Publicación 20 febrero 1976 …

    Wikipedia Español

  • 3 Robbery — Rob ber*y, n.; pl. {Robberies}. [OF. roberie.] 1. The act or practice of robbing; theft. [1913 Webster] Thieves for their robbery have authority When judges steal themselves. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) The crime of robbing. See {Rob}, v. t., 2 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 robbery — UK US /ˈrɒbəri/ noun [C or U] (plural robberies) LAW ► the crime of stealing from somewhere or someone: »He committed several robberies. »a bank robbery …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 robbery — (n.) c.1200, from O.Fr. roberie, from rober (see ROB (Cf. rob)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 robbery — *larceny, *theft, burglary …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 robbery — [n] stealing break in, burglary, caper, embezzlement, felony, heist*, hit, holdup*, job, larceny, looting, mortal sin, mugging, purse snatching, stickup*, theft, thievery, unlawful act, wrongdoing; concept 192 …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 robbery — ► NOUN (pl. robberies) 1) the action of robbing a person or place. 2) informal unashamed swindling or overcharging …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 robbery — [rä′bər ē] n. pl. robberies [ME roberie < OFr: see ROB & ERY] 1. act or practice of robbing 2. Law the felonious taking of personal property in the possession or immediate presence of another by the use of violence or intimidation SYN. THEFT …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 Robbery — This article is about the crime. For the 1967 film, see Robbery (1967 film). For the 1897 film, see Robbery (1897 film). For the Teena Marie album, see Robbery (album). Holdup redirects here. For the contract bridge playing technique, see Hold up …

    Wikipedia

  • 11 robbery — Felonious taking of money, personal property, or any other article of value, in the possession of another, from his person or immediate presence, and against his will, accomplished by means of force or fear. People v. Eddy, 123 Cal.App.2d 826,… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 12 robbery */ — UK [ˈrɒbərɪ] / US [ˈrɑbərɪ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms robbery : singular robbery plural robberies the crime of taking money or property illegally, often by using threats or violence a bank robbery He was arrested and charged with… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 robbery — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ attempted, botched, bungled (esp. BrE), failed ▪ armed ▪ bank, highway, street (esp. BrE) …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 robbery — rob|ber|y [ˈrɔbəri US ˈra: ] n plural robberies [U and C] the crime of stealing money or things from a bank, shop etc, especially using violence →↑theft, burglary ↑burglary ▪ Police are investigating a series of bank robberies in South Wales. ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 robbery — Synonyms and related words: armed robbery, asportation, assault and robbery, banditry, bank robbery, bereavement, breaking and entering, burglary, burgling, caper, cattle lifting, cattle stealing, cost, damage, dead loss, debit, denial,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 robbery — n. 1) to commit (a) robbery 2) armed; bank; daylight (BE) ( overcharging ); highway (fig.) robbery * * * [ rɒb(ə)rɪ] bank highway (fig.) robbery daylight ( overcharging ; BE) armed to commit (a) robbery …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 robbery — rob|ber|y [ rabəri ] noun count or uncount * the crime of taking money or property illegally, often by using threats or violence: a bank robbery He was arrested and charged with armed robbery (=robbery using a gun). => HIGHWAY ROBBERY …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 robbery — noun (C, U) the crime of stealing things from a bank, shop etc, especially using violence: Police are investigating a series of bank robberies in South Wales. | armed robbery (=robbery using a gun): a 10 year prison sentence for armed robbery see …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 robbery — noun /ˈrɒbəˌri,ˈrɒbri/ a) The act or practice of robbing. b) The offense of attempting to take the property of another by threat of force. See Also: armed robbery, rob …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 robbery — [[t]rɒ̱bəri[/t]] robberies N VAR: oft supp N Robbery is the crime of stealing money or property from a bank, shop, or vehicle, often by using force or threats. The gang members committed dozens of armed robberies over the past year... The man was …

    English dictionary