The definition of a burglar is a person who enters a building or dwelling with the intent to steal something from inside.(noun)
A person who breaks into a house to steal a TV is an example of a burglar.
See burglar in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Anglo-L burglator, altered by assoc. with L latro, thief (orig., hired servant < Gr latris: see -latry) < OFr burgeor, burglar; ult. < LL burgus: see bourgeois
See burglar in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Anglo-Norman burgler (alteration of burgesur, probably from Old French burg, borough)
Origin: and Medieval Latin burgulātor (alteration of burgātor, from burgāre, to commit burglary in, from Late Latin burgus, fortified town)
Origin: , both of Germanic origin; see bhergh-2 in Indo-European roots.
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