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ROBBERY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does robbery mean? 

ROBBERY (noun)
  The noun ROBBERY has 2 senses:

1. larceny by threat of violence
2. plundering during riots or in wartime

  Familiarity information: ROBBERY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ROBBERY (noun)


Sense 1robbery [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Larceny by threat of violence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("robbery" is a kind of...):

larceny; stealing; theft; thievery; thieving (the act of taking something from someone unlawfully)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "robbery"):

armed robbery; heist; holdup; stickup (robbery at gunpoint)

caper; job (a crime (especially a robbery))

dacoity; dakoity (robbery by a gang of armed dacoits)

heist; rip-off (the act of stealing)

highjacking; hijacking (robbery of a traveller or vehicle in transit or seizing control of a vehicle by the use of force)

highway robbery (robbery of travellers on or near a public road)

rolling (the act of robbing a helpless person)


Sense 2robbery [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Plundering during riots or in wartime

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

looting; robbery

Hypernyms ("robbery" is a kind of...):

pillage; pillaging; plundering (the act of stealing valuable things from a place)


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