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Princeton's WordNet

  1. larceny, theft, thievery, thieving, stealingnoun

    the act of taking something from someone unlawfully

    "the thieving is awful at Kennedy International"

Wiktionary

  1. theftnoun

    The act of stealing property.

    Etymology: þyft, þeoft, earlier þiefþ, þeofþ, from þiubiþō, from þeubaz. Cognate with Old Norse þeoft, þeofð and (obsolete) Dutch diefte. Compare thief, -th.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Theftnoun

    the act of stealing; specifically, the felonious taking and removing of personal property, with an intent to deprive the rightful owner of the same; larceny

  2. Theftnoun

    the thing stolen

Freebase

  1. Theft

    In common usage, theft is the taking of another person's property without that person's permission or consent with the intent to deprive the rightful owner of it. The word is also used as an informal shorthand term for some crimes against property, such as burglary, embezzlement, larceny, looting, robbery, shoplifting, library theft and fraud. In some jurisdictions, theft is considered to be synonymous with larceny; in others, theft has replaced larceny. Someone who carries out an act of or makes a career of theft is known as a thief. The act of theft is known by terms such as stealing, thieving, wicksing, and filching. Theft is the name of a statutory offence in California, Canada, England and Wales, Hong Kong, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and Victoria.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Theft

    theft, n. act of thieving.—adj. Theft′ūous, thievish.—adv. Theft′ūously. [A.S. theófth, thýfththeóf, thief.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Theft

    Unlawful act of taking property.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Theft' in Nouns Frequency: #1857

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Theft in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Theft in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Theft in a Sentence

  1. Chika Onuegbu:

    Penguins survive on iceberg and if the iceberg is melting, then there is a serious danger to their survival . Today our association faces similar dangers. The iceberg of PENGASSAN is melting and melting very fast. Today our industry is facing severe challenges such as unprecedented levels of oil theft and insecurity; divestment on industry scale; underfunding of programme budgets; unending reforms in the petroleum industry and fears around the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB); discussions on the right model for the refineries; insecurity of lives and property; suspension of new investments due to delayed passage of the PIB; unfair and outdated labour laws; expansion of free trade zones etc. As if these are not enough, our Union is also facing great internal challenges and complexities. These challenges have dire implications for PENGASSAN as an effective Union and an influential social partner. They are also great dangers to our us, our families, our industry and our nation.

  2. Ryan Hobbs:

    My instincts tell me they are concerned more about people like Mr. White suing them for being stopped in the course of a theft than they are about rewarding or acknowledging in a positive manner that Mr. Crouch may have saved lives.

  3. Rashad Robinson:

    Jeff Bezos built Jeff Bezos Bezos multibillion-dollar empire on exploitative practices including wage theft and surveillance tactics designed to bully workers into silence and prevent them from organizing.

  4. Chi Chi Wu:

    The settlement provides some compensation right now, but the risk of identity theft is forever.

  5. Carrie Cohen:

    There never was any allegation of theft of any campaign or other funds by the mayor, or anybody else involved in the campaign.

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