Burglar definitions

bûr'glər
One who commits burglary.
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A person who commits burglary.
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A thief who steals from premises.

The burglar made off with a large diamond from the museum.

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The definition of a burglar is a person who enters a building or dwelling with the intent to steal something from inside.

A person who breaks into a house to steal a TV is an example of a burglar.

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An individual who commits burglary.
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Origin of burglar

Middle English, shortened from Middle English burgulator, from Medieval Latin (Anglo-Latin) burglātor, from Old French burgeor (“burglar”), from Medieval Latin burgātor (“burglar”), from burgāre (“to commit burglary”), from Late Latin burgus (“fortified town”), probably from Frankish *burg (“fortress”), from Proto-Germanic *burgz, *burgiją (“borough, watch-tower”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhergh2- (“high, heights”). The -l- may have been inserted under influence from Latin latro (“thief”).