2. (Law) The crime of robbing. See Rob, v. t., 2.
Robbery, in a strict sense, differs from theft, as it is effected by force or intimidation, whereas theft is
committed by stealth, or privately.
Syn. Theft; depredation; spoliation; despoliation; despoilment; plunder; pillage; rapine; larceny; freebooting; piracy.
(Rob"bin) n. (Com.) A kind of package in which pepper and other dry commodities are sometimes
exported from the East Indies. The robbin of rice in Malabar weighs about 84 pounds. Simmonds.
(Rob"bin), n. (Naut.) See Ropeband.
(Robe) n. [F., fr. LL. rauba a gown, dress, garment; originally, booty, plunder. See Rob, v. t.,
and cf. Rubbish.]
1. An outer garment; a dress of a rich, flowing, and elegant style or make; hence, a dress of state, rank,
office, or the like.
Through tattered clothes small vices do appear;Shak.
Robes and furred gowns hide all.
2. A skin of an animal, especially, a skin of the bison, dressed with the fur on, and used as a wrap.
Master of the robes, an officer of the English royal household (when the sovereign is a king) whose
duty is supposed to consist in caring for the royal robes. Mistress of the robes, a lady who enjoys
the highest rank of the ladies in the service of the English sovereign and is supposed to have the care
(Robe) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Robed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Robing.] To invest with a robe or robes; to
dress; to array; as, fields robed with green.
The sage Chaldeans robed in white appeared.Pope.
Such was his power over the expression of his countenance, that he could in an instant shake off the
sternness of winter, and robe it in the brightest smiles of spring.Wirt.
(||Robe`-de-cham"bre) n. [F., lit., a chamber gown.] A dressing gown, or morning
(Rob"erds*man Rob"erts*man) n.; pl. -men. (Old Statutes of Eng.) A bold, stout robber,
or night thief; said to be so called from Robin Hood.
(Rob"ert) n. (Bot.) See Herb Robert, under Herb.
Beach robin (Zoöl.), the robin snipe, or knot. See Knot. Blue-throated robin. (Zoöl.) See Bluethroat. - -
Canada robin (Zoöl.), the cedar bird. Golden robin (Zoöl.), the Baltimore oriole. Ground
robin (Zoöl.), the chewink. Indian robin (Zoöl.), any one of several species of Asiatic saxoline birds
(Rob"in) n. [Properly a pet name for Robert, originally meaning, famebright; F., fron OHG. Roudperht;
ruod (in comp.; akin to AS. hr glory, fame, Goth. hrpeigs victorius) + beraht bright. See Bright, Hob
a clown.] (Zoöl.) (a) A small European singing bird (Erythacus rubecula), having a reddish breast;
called also robin redbreast, robinet, and ruddock. (b) An American singing bird (Merula migratoria),
having the breast chestnut, or dull red. The upper parts are olive-gray, the head and tail blackish. Called
also robin redbreast, and migratory thrush. (c) Any one of several species of Australian warblers of
the genera Petroica, Melanadrays, and allied genera; as, the scarlet-breasted robin (d) Any one of
several Asiatic birds; as, the Indian robins. See Indian robin, below.