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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stealth, stealingnoun

    avoiding detection by moving carefully


  1. stealthnoun

    the attribute or characteristic of acting in secrecy, or in such a way that the actions are unnoticed or difficult to detect by others.

  2. stealthnoun

    an act of secrecy, especially one involving thievery

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. STEALTHnoun

    Etymology: from steal.

    The owner proveth the stealth to have been committed upon him by such an outlaw, and to have been found in the possession of the prisoner. Edmund Spenser, State of Ireland.

    The stealth of mutual entertainment
    With character too gross is written on Juliet. William Shakespeare.

    In the secret dark that none reproves,
    Their pretty stealths shall work, and snares shall spread. Edmund Spenser.

    The gods persuaded Mercury,
    Their good observer, to his stealth. George Chapman, Iliad.

    On his back a heavy load he bare
    Of nightly stealths, and pillage several. Fairy Queen.

    Store of cabbins are but sluttish dens, that breed sickness in peace, serving to cover stealths, and in fight are dangerous to tear men with splinters. Walter Raleigh.

    The wisdom of the same spirit borrowed from melody that pleasure, which mingled with heavenly mysteries, causeth the smoothness and softness of that which toucheth the ear, to convey as it were by stealth the treasure of good things into man’s mind. Richard Hooker.

    I feel this youth’s perfections,
    With an invisible and subtile stealth,
    To creep in at mine eyes. William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night.

    The monarch blinded with desire of wealth,
    With steel invades his brother’s life by stealth
    Before the sacred altar. Dryden.

    Let humble Allen, with an aukward shame,
    Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stealthverb

    the act of stealing; theft

  2. Stealthverb

    the thing stolen; stolen property

  3. Stealthverb

    the bringing to pass anything in a secret or concealed manner; a secret procedure; a clandestine practice or action; -- in either a good or a bad sense

  4. Etymology: [OE. stale. See Steal, v. t.]


  1. Stealth

    Stealth is a 2005 American science fiction action film starring Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx, Sam Shepard, Joe Morton and Richard Roxburgh. The film was directed by Rob Cohen, director of The Fast and the Furious and xXx. The film follows three top fighter pilots as they join a project to develop an automated robotic stealth aircraft. Released on 29 July 2005 by Columbia Pictures, the film cost $135 million to make, but was panned by critics, and was a colossal box office bomb making only $76,932,872 worldwide, one of the biggest losses in cinematic history.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stealth

    stelth, n. the act of stealing: a secret manner of bringing anything to pass.—adv. Stealth′ily.—n. Stealth′iness.—adj. Stealth′y, done by stealth: unperceived: secret.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stealth in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stealth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of stealth in a Sentence

  1. James Scott:

    Real cybersecurity means that your Security Operations team is consistently pen testing your network with the same stealth and sophistication as the Russian nation state, the same desperation as China’s 13th Five Year Plan, the same inexhaustible energy of the Cyber Caliphate and the same greed and ambition for monetary payoff as a seasoned cyber-criminal gang.

  2. Kei Sato:

    As you may know, BA.2 is called' stealth Omicron,'.

  3. Ellen Pawlikowski:

    We can’t count on stealth to do everything for us. Stealth combined with other attributes that will allow us to deal with that threat. Speed and stealth are extremely important but also they don’t stand alone because when you are talking about air superiority it boils down to being able to act and react more quickly than you adversary can.

  4. Charles Lamb:

    The greatest pleasure I know, is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.

  5. Carl Schuster:

    Submarines are one area where the United States retains unchallenged superiority over China, they are the one stealth platform with the striking power and survivability to counter the PLA Navy’s surface and subsurface forces.

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