• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ladrone A robber; a pirate; hence, loosely, a rogue or rascal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ladrone A thief; robber; highwayman; rogue.
    • n ladrone In the Philippine Islands, among American soldiers, a hostile Filipino soldier or ‘insurgent.’
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ladrone la-drōn′ a robber.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. ladron, L. latro, servant, robber, Gr. () a servant
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp.,—L. latro.


In literature:

Then, to a fine spanking westerly breeze, we set all plain sail and headed south for the Ladrones.
"The First Mate" by Harry Collingwood
The Ladrone Islands, which from time immemorial have belonged to Spain, now, as is well known, belong to the United States.
"Some Reminiscences of old Victoria" by Edgar Fawcett
Magellan reaches the Ladrones and the Philippines; he is slain on an island of the latter group.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9" by Various
I expressed my fears of being taken by the Ladrones.
"Great Pirate Stories" by Various
Early this morning, Santos Ladron heard it at Valladolid, and Merino in Castile.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 361, November, 1845." by Various
This rate of pay had been established by General Santos Ladron, and continued by Iturralde, with the view of attracting volunteers.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845" by Various
East, and is one of the Ladrones, a group of rocky islands which dot this part of Canton Bay.
"Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas" by W. Hastings Macaulay
ANSON, on feral fowls in the Ladrones, i.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
The computation at the Ladrones is the same as their own.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898--Volume 39 of 55" by Various
Five days after this the Ladrone Islands were sighted and passed.
"The Utah Batteries: A History" by Charles R. Mabey