Is there any difference between "thief" and "burglar" in meaning?
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A burglar specifically describes someone who breaks in to a building, such as your home, to steal something. The act of breaking and entering to steal is called "burglary".
A thief is someone who performs any kind of theft, usually by stealth, such as taking your wallet from your pocket. It doesn't necessarily involve breaking and entering. You could say that a burglar is a specific kind of thief.
When theft is carried out using force or threats this is usually called a mugging and the person who carries out such a crime is a mugger.