(Rob) n. [F.; cf. Sp. rob, It. rob, robbo, Pg. robe, arrobe, Ar. rubb, robb, Per. rub.] The
inspissated juice of ripe fruit, obtained by evaporation of the juice over a fire till it acquires the consistence
of a sirup. It is sometimes mixed with honey or sugar. [Written also rhob, and rohob.]
(Rob), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Robbed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Robbing.] [OF. rober, of German origin; cf.
OHG. roubn, G. rauben, and OHG. roub robbing, booty, G. raub. &radic114. See Reave,and cf.
1. To take (something) away from by force; to strip by stealing; to plunder; to pillage; to steal from.
Who would rob a hermit of his weeds,Milton.
His few books, or his beads, or maple dish?
He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen,Shak.
Let him not know it, and he's not robbed at all.
To be executed for robbing a church.Shak.
2. (Law) To take the property of (any one) from his person, or in his presence, feloniously, and against
his will, by violence or by putting him in fear.
3. To deprive of, or withhold from, unjustly or injuriously; to defraud; as, to rob one of his rest, or of his
good name; a tree robs the plants near it of sunlight.
I never robbed the soldiers of their pay.Shak.
(Rob), v. i. To take that which belongs to another, without right or permission, esp. by violence.
I am accursed to rob in that thief's company.Shak.
(Rob"and) n. (Naut.) See Roperand.
(Rob"ber) n. One who robs; in law, one who feloniously takes goods or money from the person
of another by violence or by putting him in fear.
Some roving robber calling to his fellows.Milton.
Syn. Thief; depredator; despoiler; plunderer; pillager; rifler; brigang; freebooter; pirate. See Thief.
Robber crab. (Zoöl.) (a) A purse crab. (b) Any hermit crab. Robber fly. (Zoöl.) Same as Hornet
fly, under Hornet. Robber gull (Zoöl.), a jager gull.
(Rob"ber*y) n.; pl. Robberies [OF. roberie.]
1. The act or practice of robbing; theft.
Thieves for their robbery have authorityShak.
When judges steal themselves.