bargain, buy, steal(noun)
an advantageous purchase
"she got a bargain at the auction"; "the stock was a real buy at that price"
a stolen base; an instance in which a base runner advances safely during the delivery of a pitch (without the help of a hit or walk or passed ball or wild pitch)
take without the owner's consent
"Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"
"The ship slipped away in the darkness"
steal a base
The act of stealing.
A piece of merchandise available at a very attractive price.
At this price, this car is a steal.
A situation in which a defensive player actively takes possession of the ball or puck from the opponent's team.
A stolen base.
Scoring in an end without the hammer.
A policy in database systems that a database follows which allows a transaction to be written on nonvolatile storage before its commit occurs
To illegally, or without the owner's permission, take possession of something by surreptitiously taking or carrying it away.
To get or effect surreptitiously or artfully.
To copy copyright-protected work without permission.
To acquire at a low price.
He stole the car for two thousand less than its book value.
To draw attention unexpectedly in (an entertainment), especially by being the outstanding performer. Usually used in the phrase steal the show.
To move silently or secretly.
He stole across the room, trying not to wake her.
To advance safely to (another base) during the delivery of a pitch, without the aid of a hit, walk, passed ball, wild pitch, or defensive indifference.
a handle; a stale, or stele
to take and carry away, feloniously; to take without right or leave, and with intent to keep wrongfully; as, to steal the personal goods of another
to withdraw or convey clandestinely (reflexive); hence, to creep furtively, or to insinuate
to gain by insinuating arts or covert means
to get into one's power gradually and by imperceptible degrees; to take possession of by a gradual and imperceptible appropriation; -- with away
to accomplish in a concealed or unobserved manner; to try to carry out secretly; as, to steal a look
to practice, or be guilty of, theft; to commit larceny or theft
to withdraw, or pass privily; to slip in, along, or away, unperceived; to go or come furtively
Origin: [See Stale a handle.]
In basketball, a steal occurs when a defensive player legally causes a turnover by his positive, aggressive action. This can be done by deflecting and controlling, or by catching the opponents pass or dribble of an offensive player. The defender must not touch the offensive player's hands or otherwise a foul is called. Steals are not credited if the defensive player merely picks up a loose ball in his vicinity or when an errant pass goes directly to him. Steals are credited to the player who gains possession. Whenever a steal is recorded for a defensive player, an offensive player must be credited as making a turnover. Stealing the ball requires good anticipation, speed and fast reflexes, all common traits of a good defender. However, like blocked shots, steals are not always a perfect gauge of a player's defensive abilities. An unsuccessful steal can result in the defender being out of position and unable to recover in time, allowing the offense to score. Therefore, attempting to steal is a gamble. Steals can pay off greatly, because they often trigger a fastbreak for the defensive team. There is no prototypical position from which a player may get many steals. While smaller, quicker guards tend to accumulate the most steals, there are many exceptions. For example, forward Rick Barry led the NBA in steals in 1974-75, and for many years center Hakeem Olajuwon led his team in the category, consistently ranking among the league's leaders.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
stēl, v.t. to take by theft or feloniously: to take away without notice: to gain or win by address, insidiously, or by gradual means: to snatch: in golf, to hole a long putt by a stealthy stroke—the opposite of Gobble.—v.i. to practise theft: to take feloniously: to pass secretly: to slip in or out unperceived:—pa.t. stōle; pa.p. stōlen.—ns. Steal′er; Steal′ing, the act of taking another's property without his knowledge or consent: stolen property.—adv. Steal′ingly.—Steal a march on, to gain an advantage unperceived. [A.S. stelan; Ger. stehlen, Dut. stelen.]
stēl, n. (Spens.) a handle.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'steal' in Verbs Frequency: #418
astel, lates, least, leats, salet, setal, slate, stale, stela, taels, tales, teals, tesla
The numerical value of steal in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of steal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism, to steal ideas from many is research.
Thou shall not steal. I mean defensively. On offense, thou shall steal and thou must.
We let them out when they steal a car, and now they steal a car and they kill the driver.
To quote the guy who bought the place, ‘It was a hell of a steal.’ Yeah, it was a hell of a steal.
Now they're out hurting people, we let them out when they steal a car, and now they steal a car and they kill the driver.
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Translations for steal
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- سرق, استرقArabic
- красці, скрасціBelarusian
- চুরি করাBengali
- robar, robatoriCatalan, Valencian
- ukrást, krástCzech
- Schnäppchen, entwenden, stehlen, rauben, Diebstahl, Raub, klauenGerman
- robar, roboSpanish
- varastaminen, varkaus, varkain, vaivihkaa, varastaa, hiipiä, löytö, ryövätä, viedä, kärkkyäFinnish
- goidScottish Gaelic
- גנב, מציאה, גניבה, התגנבHebrew
- furto, rubare, derubare, attirare, focalizzare, accattivarsi, appropriarsi, aggirarsi, ruberia, fregare, distogliere, distrarre, affaroneItalian
- 掘り出し物, 盗み, 忍び足をする, 盗塁, 盗むJapanese
- уурдоо, уурдап алууKyrgyz
- ຍາດ, ລັກ, ສົກLao
- прикрадува, крадеMacedonian
- ဗုန်း, ခိုးBurmese
- roof, stelen, koopje, diefstal, jatten, ontvreemdenDutch
- stjele, liste seg, kupp, steleNorwegian
- skradać, kraść, ukraśćPolish
- roubo, furto, surrupiar, furtar, surripiar, roubarPortuguese
- furt, furat, fura, eclipsa, chilipir, furătură, însuși, strecura, furișaRomanian
- украсть, воровать, кража, красть, свороватьRussian
- krasti, крастиSerbo-Croatian
- හොරකම් කරනවාSinhala, Sinhalese
- ukradnúť, kradnúťSlovak
- stöld, stjäla, sno, smyga, knyckaSwedish
- దొంగిలించు, దొంగతనం, కొట్టివేయు, కొట్టేయుTelugu
- дуздидан, дуздӣ карданTajik
- красти, украстиUkrainian
- ăn cắp, ăn trộmVietnamese
- haper, scroter, volerWalloon
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