• "The Rob Roy on wheels."
    "The Rob Roy on wheels."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v rob rip off; ask an unreasonable price
    • v rob take something away by force or without the consent of the owner "The burglars robbed him of all his money"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A man robbed a convenience store and ran out with a bag full of cash. He got down the street and realized he had left his car keys on the counter. When he returned to the store, he was promptly arrested.
    • n Rob 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.
    • Rob 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."
    • Rob 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,
      His few books, or his beads, or maple dish?"
      "He that is robbed , not wanting what is stolen,
      Let him not know it, and he's not robbed at all."
      "To be executed for robbing a church."
    • v. i Rob To take that which belongs to another, without right or permission, esp. by violence. "I am accursed to rob in that thief's company."
    • Rob (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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A guy wearing pantyhose on his face tried to rob a store in a mall. When security came, he quickly grabbed a shopping bag and pretended to be shopping, forgetting that he was still wearing the pantyhose. He was captured and his loot was returned to the store.
    • rob To steal; take away unlawfully.
    • rob To plunder or strip by force or violence; strip or deprive of something by stealing; deprive unlawfully; commit robbery upon. See robbery.
    • rob To deprive.
    • rob To carry away; ravish.
    • rob To hinder; prevent.
    • rob In metal-mining, to remove ore from (a mine) with a view to immediate profit rather than to the permanent safety and development of the property.
    • rob In coal-mining, to cut away or reduce in size, as the pillars of coal left for the support of the mine.
    • rob Synonyms and To despoil, fleece. See pillage, n.
    • rob To commit robbery.
    • n rob The inspissated juice of ripe fruit, mixed with honey or sugar to the consistence of a conserve; a conserve of fruit.
    • rob In spoil-five, when the trump card turned up is an ace, the dealer may rob it by discarding a card from his own hand in its place. If the trump card is not an ace, any player holding the ace of trumps may, when it is his turn to play to the first trick, pass a card to the dealer and receive the turned trump in its place.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A teenager in Belmont, New Hampshire robbed the local convenience store. Getting away with a pocket full of change, the boy walked home. He did not realize, however, that he had holes in both of his pockets. A trail of quarters and dimes led police directly to his house.
    • v.t Rob rob to take away from by force or theft: to plunder: to steal: to deprive:
    • v.i Rob to commit robbery:—pr.p. rob′bing; pa.t. and pa.p. robbed
    • n Rob rob the juice of ripe fruit mixed with honey or sugar.
    • v.t Rob rob (B.) to withhold what is due
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  • Francois Rabelais
    Francois Rabelais
    “He has 63 ways of getting money, the most common and most honorable ones being stealing, thieving, and robbing.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, let him not know't, and he's not robbed at all”
  • Jean De La Bruyere
    “The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.”
  • Platen
    “Joy has this in common with pain, that it robs people of reason.”
  • Merle Shan
    Merle Shan
    “Loving can cost a lot but not loving always costs more, and those who fear to love often find that want of love is an emptiness that robs the joy from life.”
  • Jean De La Bruyere
    “The spendthrift robs his heirs the miser robs himself.”


Rob Peter to pay Paul - If you rob Peter to pay Paul, you try to solve one problem, but create another in doing so, often through short-term planning.
Rob the cradle - To rob the cradle is to marry or have a relationship with someone much younger.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. rober, of German origin; cf. OHG. roubn, G. rauben, and OHG. roub, robbing, booty, G. raub,. √114. See Reave,and cf. Robe
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. rober—Old High Ger. roubōn, Ger. rauben.


In literature:

He might in Zanzibar or in the kingdom of the Sultan of Sulu, but I will show him he cannot rob Americans in these enlightened times.
"Frenzied Finance" by Thomas W. Lawson
Uncle Dick noted with a grim smile the full, snappy, military salute of the American Army which Rob now gave him.
"The Young Alaskans on the Missouri" by Emerson Hough
There are evil-disposed men who would rob you of it.
"A Cousin's Conspiracy" by Horatio Alger
I'll kill any man that robs her or that helps rob her.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
I warrant the gallant Rob Paterson will welcome me in a different manner.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 17" by Alexander Leighton
The bank has been robbed, you know.
"The Rider of Waroona" by Firth Scott
Stronger than steel I am made by this ring; never shall you rob me of it!
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
You have been robbed, my son.
"The Birthright" by Joseph Hocking
He was probably five feet ten in height, but his scholar's stoop robbed him of an inch or more.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
I'm not trying to rob you like you robbed me.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton

In poetry:

Have faith in Him who rules the wave
And bids the thunders roll:
For of its gloom He’ll rob the grave
And those who weep corsole.
"We Will Give Poor Ma The Bread" by Joseph Warren Watson
If black doom by desert should go,
Then, Lord, my due desert is death;
Which robs from souls immortal joy,
And from their bodies mortal breath.
"The Believer's Soliloquy; Especially in Times of Desertion, Temptation, Affliction, &c." by Ralph Erskine
I think that you are hungry, robbed of sleep,
Your body shivering in the breezes cold,
And on your tresses, O my sister! Lies
The frost, like jewels, glittering to behold.
"The Working Girl" by Daniel Varoujan
Yea wickedly thou doest consent to death,
Within thy restfull bed to rob our soules;
In Slumbers bowre thou steal'st away our breath,
Yet none there is that thy base stealths controules.
"The Authors Dreame To The Ladie Marie" by Aemilia Lanyer
FAREWELL! The gold we send shall be a token
Of that which in our hearts is growing strong;
You asked our sympathy, and we have spoken—
“They wrong us who our brothers rob and wrong.”
"To The Irish Delegates" by Henry Lawson
Tell me if death has robbed you of treasures
That sweetened the tone of your vesper song;
Tell me if fears have destroyed all the pleasures
Which justice and right say to you should belong.
"The Lone Bird" by Jared Barhite

In news:

Man attempts to rob Exxon Quik Stop, shows butcher knife .
PARADISE TOWNSHIP, Pa. State police in Lancaster say a man tried to rob an Exxon Quik Stop in Paradise Township.
A well endowed chick wearing a low-cut top and wielding a knife robbed a gas station in Australia.
Rob Dawes 3 weeks ago.
Washington's Republican candidate for governor, Rob McKenna, has spent a lot of time as attorney general traveling on other people's dime, The Seattle Times reported Sunday.
This moron comes from Georgia, where he tried to rob a bank, only to have to return to the same bank a few minutes later to get cab fare .
Asian sloppy joes with cabbage -cilantro slaw: Chef Rob Feenie recipe.
Firemaking with DeGraaf Nature Center's Rob Venner.
Local man turned movie star Rob Riggle is easy to love for two reasons: He never stops cheerleading for Kansas City and he seems to enjoy his life off-screen as much as on-screen.
Police said a man wearing military style camouflage and brandishing a pistol robbed the Marathon gas station at M-44 and Bridge Street late Thursday.
Camouflaged gunman robs gas station.
State Attorney General Rob McKenna autographs a campaign sign after addressing supporters at Sammamish High School Wednesday in Bellevue.
The actor-singer joins HBO's Liberace biopic, also starring Rob Lowe and Scott Bakula.
A popular Seventh Avenue candy store is robbed — and all the other crime stories of the week.
NITRATES--Rob Kallenbach, MU forage specialist, explains how nitrates accumulate in forages at a recent MU field day.

In science:

The raw frames were reduced using 2dfdr in the same manner as our science frames using Rob Sharp’s Optimal Extraction routine for SPIRAL.
Anglo-Australian Observatory February 2009 newsletter
One prevents the amplifier from oscillating by robbing it of gain at high frequencies when phase shifts might accumulate to 180◦ .
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
Taking χ ∼ 7 for young SNR along with characteristic values for the rest of parameters, equation (27) indeed predicts ∆Robs /Rs ∼ 1%.
Nonthermal Radiation from Type Ia Supernova Remnants
Without Olly and Rob’s wisdom, insight, knowledge, help, guidance, encouragement, and gentle prodding, none of this would have been possible.
Interference Mitigation in Large Random Wireless Networks
N + Eβ | > ε} = P rob{|Y β and apply the Borel-Cantelli lemma.
Entropy and the Shannon-McMillan-Breiman theorem for beta random matrix ensembles