AskDefine | Define heist

Dictionary Definition



1 the act of stealing [syn: rip-off]
2 robbery at gunpoint [syn: armed robbery, holdup, stickup] v : commit a burglary; enter and rob a dwelling [syn: burglarize, burglarise, burgle]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. a robbery or burglary, especially from an institution such as a bank or museum
  2. A heist film: a film whose plot centers around an attempted robbery.
    • 2008 March 6, Robert Wilonsky, "Fast and Loose", Riverfront Times volume 32 number 10, page 28,
      The Bank Job'' is also the first proper Jason Statham movie since his days banging about in Guy Ritchie's early heists.


a robbery or burglary


  1. to steal, rob or hold up something


to steal, rob or hold up something

Extensive Definition

Heist or The Heist may refer to:
In fiction:
Films and TV shows:

See also

heist in German: Heist (Begriffsklärung)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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