What does thief mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thief, stealer(noun)

    a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it

Wiktionary

  1. thief(Noun)

    One who has carried out a theft

  2. Origin: From þeof, from þeubaz.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thief(noun)

    one who steals; one who commits theft or larceny. See Theft

  2. Thief(noun)

    a waster in the snuff of a candle

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Thief

    thēf, n. one who steals or takes unlawfully what is not his own.—ns. Thief′-catch′er, -tā′ker, one whose business is to detect thieves and bring them to justice: a detective. [A.S. theóf; Ice. thjóf-r, Ger. dieb.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'thief' in Nouns Frequency: #2074

How to pronounce thief?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say thief in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thief in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thief in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of thief in a Sentence

  1. French Proverb:

    Set a thief to catch a thief.

  2. Pearl Sydenstricker Buck:

    Hunger makes thief of any man.

  3. Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde:

    Punctuality is the thief of time.

  4. E.W. Howe:

    A thief believes everybody steals.

  5. Edward Young:

    Procrastination is the thief of time.

Images & Illustrations of thief

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