What does stealing mean?

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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.

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. California Laura Duffy:

    The conduct alleged here, sneaking around at night, stealing property and vandalizing homes and businesses with acid, glue, and chemicals, is a form of domestic terrorism and can’t be permitted to continue.

  2. Shaquille Dukes:

    The first thing he said to me wasn't,' What's your name ? Can I help you ?' but' Are you stealing this ?'.

  3. Wasserman Schultz:

    Any opportunity they can to pull people’s eyes and ears away from that they take, the right-wing media circus fringe has immediately focused not on this run-of-the-mill investigation just reporting the facts, but jumped to outrageous egregious conclusions that they were trying to, that they have ties to terrorists and that they were stealing data.

  4. Adam Lynch:

    We heard of people coming into different hotels posing as tourists and stealing everything.

  5. Bo Muller-Moore:

    People recognize that a dude in Vermont that currently has people stealing my easily replicable designs, they recognize I need more protection, people recognize that I'm selling T-shirts online, and they're selling sandwiches in airports and malls and stand-alone stores. And there's plenty of room for each of us.

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