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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"

  2. stealth, stealingnoun

    avoiding detection by moving carefully

Wiktionary

  1. stealingnoun

    The action of the verb to steal.

  2. stealingnoun

    That which is stolen; stolen property.

Wikipedia

  1. stealing

    Theft is the act of taking another person's property or services without that person's permission or consent with the intent to deprive the rightful owner of it. The word theft is also used as a synonym or informal shorthand term for some crimes against property, such as larceny, robbery, embezzlement, extortion, blackmail, or receiving stolen property. In some jurisdictions, theft is considered to be synonymous with larceny, while in others, theft is defined more narrowly. Someone who carries out an act of theft may be described as a "thief" (PL: thieves).Theft is the name of a statutory offence in California, Canada, England and Wales, Hong Kong, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and the Australian states of South Australia and Victoria.

ChatGPT

  1. stealing

    Stealing is the act of taking someone else's property or belongings without their consent or knowledge, with the intention of permanently depriving them of it. It is considered an unlawful and unethical action, and it's generally classified as a criminal activity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stealing

    of Steal

  2. Stealingnoun

    the act of taking feloniously the personal property of another without his consent and knowledge; theft; larceny

  3. Stealingnoun

    that which is stolen; stolen property; -- chiefly used in the plural

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. stealing

    The gaining of a rat-line or two in height while waiting on the lower part of the rigging for the order to go aloft. Also, a vessel is said to steal ahead when she moves with the lightest breath of air.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stealing in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stealing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of stealing in a Sentence

  1. Carly Fiorina:

    I have been doing business in China for decades, they are not terribly imaginative. They're not entrepreneurial, they don't innovate. That is why they are stealing our intellectual property.

  2. Oktay Ozturk:

    We are making our people uncomfortable, our people think they (Syrians) are stealing jobs and they worry about their future.

  3. Greta Thunberg:

    You say you love your children above all else and yet you are stealing their future in front of their very eyes.

  4. Proverb:

    If you forgive the fox for stealing your chickens, he will take your sheep.

  5. Antony Blinken:

    Bucha is not normal. Mariupol is not normal. Irpin is not normal. Bombing schools and hospitals and apartment buildings to rubble is not normal. Stealing Ukrainian children from their families and giving them to people in Russia is not normal, we must not let President Putin’s callous indifference to human life become our own.

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