from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who commits burglary.
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- n. A thief who steals from premises.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One guilty of the crime of burglary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A felonious housebreaker; especially, one who commits robbery by breaking into a house in the night. See burglary.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a thief who enters a building with intent to steal
The word burglar is not in the Liberian-English vernacular.
In the midst of a home robbery, a burglar is attacked by, and kills, the owner who appears animalistic.
If your burglar is a poor Mexican, you should invite him in and see what he wants.
But as far as zeroing in on trigger locks and passing what I call a burglar protection act where we would actually expect the American, prudent citizen to say, excuse me as you're burglarizing my house.
I know a capable young woman who carries with her everywhere a package of what she calls burglar's tools, in case she needs to fix her transmission en route or finds a piano in want of tuning.
We have taught them that even if caught, a burglar is unlikely to be locked up.
Butt, Seriously: A hapless, yet stylin 'burglar loses his pants during the course of his crime.
A burglar is caught while raiding a research/lab home, and they decide to use him for an experiment which results in his becoming invisible.
The risk of being murdered in your home by a burglar is still statistically low - but it is five times greater for over-75s and ten times greater for over 85s.
The burglar is then followed by a set of bloody footprints, first following 5 feet behind him, then getting closer.