What does theft 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"

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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  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. Reginald Hyde:

    If we assume that there was criminal motivation, all of the Social Security numbers are very useful in identity theft.

  2. French Interior Minister Gérard Darmanin:

    While intervening in a vehicle theft in Cherbourg, two police officers were injured.

  3. Lopez Obrador:

    It would be easy to open the pipes and say: 'The situation is normal again,' but we will not knowingly allow the theft to persist... We'll resist all pressures, whatever they are.

  4. Chancellor Angela Merkel:

    These camps keep our memories alive, despite all the adversity out there, there are unfortunately incidents again and again such as the theft of the Dachau gate last year that are disturbing.

  5. Penny Pritzker:

    We got significant outcomes on trade secrets which is a really big issue, this is where China clarified its intent to make preliminary injunctions and meaningful remedies and other judicial protections more easily accessible to those who are confronting trade secret theft ... It's a big deal.

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