from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of unlawfully breaking into and entering another's house.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The breaking or opening of a house with the intent to commit a felony or to steal or rob. See burglary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of breaking open and entering, with a felonious purpose, the dwelling house of another, whether done by day or night. See burglary, and To break a house, under break.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of breaking into another person's house with unlawful intent.
  • verb Present participle of housebreak.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun trespassing for an unlawful purpose; illegal entrance into premises with criminal intent


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