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burglary Explained

burglary at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


burglary at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural burglaries [U and C] // the crime of getting into a building to steal things// --Burglaries in the area have risen by 5%.// --He was charged with burglary .// --Most burglaries happen at night.//

burglary at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Crime of breaking into and entering a structure with the intent to commit a felony within. It is one of several crimes in the general category of theft. Some state statutes specify degrees of burglary based on when and where the crime occurred, the presence of people, and the use (or non-use) of a deadly weapon.

burglary at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

19 Moby Thesaurus words for "burglary":
break-in, breaking and entering, burglarizing, caper, filch, grab,
heist, housebreaking, job, lift, pinch, rip-off, robbery,
safeblowing, safebreaking, safecracking, steal, theft,
unlawful entry

burglary at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[U, C] (plural burglaries) the crime of entering a building illegally and stealing things from it
The youth was charged with three counts of burglary. * a rise in the number of burglaries committed in the area

BURGLARY at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

specially BrE) (AmE usually nightstand, night table) noun
a small table beside a bed(also bedsitter) (also formal bedsitting room) noun
(all BrE) a room that a person rents and uses for both living and sleeping innoun
a painful and sometimes infected place on a person's skin, caused by lying in bed for a long time(BrE also bedcover) (AmE also spread) noun
an attractive cover put on top of all the sheets and covers on a bednoun
the wooden or metal frame of an old-fashioned type of bed:
a brass / an iron bedsteadnoun
[U] the time when sb usually goes to bed:
It's way past your bedtime. * Will you read me a bedtime story? * a bedtime drinknoun

1 a black and yellow flying insect that can sting. Bees live in large groups and make HONEY (= a sweet sticky substance that is good to eat):
a swarm of bees * a bee sting * Bees were buzzing in the clover.

2 (AmE) a meeting in a group where people combine work, competition and pleasure:
a sewing / spelling bee


the bee's knees (informal) an excellent person or thing:
She thinks she's the bee's knees (= she has a very high opinion of herself).
have a bee in your bonnet (about sth) (informal) to think or talk about sth all the time and to think that it is very important:
Our teacher has a bee in his bonnet about punctuation.
more at BIRD, BUSY adj.noun
a person who owns and takes care of bees
bee-keeping noun [U]noun
1 [C, U] (also beech tree) a tall forest tree with smooth grey bark, shiny leaves and small nuts:
forests planted with beech * beech hedges * The great beeches towered up towards the sky.
2 (also beechwood ) [U] the wood of the beech treenoun, verb

1 [U] meat that comes from a cow:
roast / minced beef * The farm has both beef and dairy cattle. * a joint / fillet of beef
see also CORNED BEEF

2 [C] (informal) a complaint:
What's his latest beef?
verb [V] ~ (about sb/sth) (informal) to complain a lot about sb/sth:
Don't just beef about it-do something!
beef sth<->up (informal) to make sth bigger, better, more interesting, etc:
Security has been beefed up for the royal visit. * They're taking on more workers to beef up production.noun
[U] (BrE) a hot drink made by boiling beef in water. It used to be given to people who were sick.noun
[U] (slang) men with big muscles, especially those that appear in sex shows and magazinesnoun
[C, U] (rare) = STEAKadjective
(beefier, beefiest) (informal) (of a person or their body) big or fat:
beefy men / arms / thighsnoun
1 = HIVE
2 a style of hair for women, piled high on top of the headnoun
make a beeline for sth/sb (informal) to go straight towards sth/sb as quickly as you can:
As soon as she arrived at the party, she made a beeline for the food.past participle of BE
see also GOnoun, verb
noun a short high sound such as that made by a car horn or by electronic equipment:
The taxi gave a beep as it drew up to the house. * Please leave your message after the beep and we'll call you back.
1 [V] (of an electronic machine) to make a short high sound:
The microwave beeps to let you know when it has finished.
2 when a car horn, etc. beeps or when you beep it, it makes a short noise:
[V] The car behind started beeping at us. * [VN] He beeped his horn at the cyclist.
3 [VN] (AmE) = BLEEPnoun
(especially AmE) = BLEEPERnoun

1 [U, C] a bitter alcoholic drink made from MALT and flavoured with HOPS. There are many types of beer:
a barrel / bottle / glass of beer * beers brewed in Germany * a beer glass * Are you a beer drinker?

2 [C] a glass, bottle or can of beer:
Shall we have a beer?
(informal) a man's

Burglary at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Burglary \Bur"gla*ry\, n.; pl. {Burglaries}. [Fr. {Burglar}; cf.
LL. burglaria.] (Law)
Breaking and entering the dwelling house of another, in the
nighttime, with intent to commit a felony therein, whether
the felonious purpose be accomplished or not. --Wharton.

Note: By statute law in some of the United States, burglary
includes the breaking with felonious intent into a
house by day as well as by night, and into other
buildings than dwelling houses. Various degrees of the
crime are established.

burglary at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : entering a building unlawfully with intent to commit a
felony or to steal valuable property

burglary at English (WD) Of Explained:



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Inter: en-noun » burglaries
  • The crime of unlawfully breaking into a vehicle, house, store, or other enclosure with the intent to steal.
    1. Inter: lega » l Under the common law, breaking and entering of the dwelling of another at night with the intent to commit a felony.
    2. Inter: context » legal|US Under the Category: w - :Model Penal Code|Model Penal Code, entering a building or occupied structure with purpose to commit a crime therein, unless the premises are at the time open to the public or the actor is licensed or privileged to enter. Model Penal Code § 221.1.


      Inter: trans-top » the crime of breaking into

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|кражба чрез взлом
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|indbrud
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|inbraak
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|vargus
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|murto
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|cambriolage|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Einbruch|m, Inter: t- » de|Einbruchdiebstahl|m
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|פריצה|f|tr=pritza

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|rupto-furto
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|buirgléireacht|f
    • Norwegian:
    • : Bokmål: Inter: t- » no|innbrudd|n
    • : Nynorsk: Inter: t- » nn|innbrott|n
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|inbrott|n
    • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|nübreik

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Related terms

    Inter: top » 2
  • burglar
  • burglar alarm
  • burglarize

  • Inter: mid » 2
    • burglarproof
    • burgle
    • cat burglar

    Inter: botto » m

    See also

    * breaking and entering
  • trespass

  • Category: Category:en:Crime -
    Translation: et » burglary
    Translation: es » burglary
    Translation: fr » burglary
    Translation: ko » burglary
    Translation: io » burglary
    Translation: it » burglary
    Translation: kn » burglary
    Translation: hu » burglary
    Translation: ml » burglary
    Translation: my » burglary
    Translation: nl » burglary
    Translation: pl » burglary
    Translation: fi » burglary
    Translation: sv » burglary
    Translation: ta » burglary
    Translation: te » burglary
    Translation: vi » burglary
    Translation: zh » burglary