American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2

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Author: Noah Webster

Rob

ROB, n.

The inspissated juice of ripe fruit, mixed with honey or sugar to the consistence of a conserve.

ROB, v.t.

1. In law, to take from the person of another feloniously, forcibly and by putting him in fear; as, to rob a passenger on the road.

2. To seize and carry from any thing by violence and with felonious intent; as, to rob a coach; to rob the mail.

3. To plunder; to strip unlawfully; as, to rob an orchard; to rob a man of his just praise.

4. To take away by oppression or by violence.

Rob not the poor because he is poor. Prov 22.

5. To take from; to deprive. A large tree robs smaller plants near it of their nourishment.

6. In a loose sense, to steal; to take privately without permission of the owner.

7. To withhold what is due. Mal 3.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Rob," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed February 23, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=96ZNE85LIST7Q6K.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Rob." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 23 Feb. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=96ZNE85LIST7Q6K.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Rob' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 23 February 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=96ZNE85LIST7Q6K.