What does thief mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thief, stealernoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. thiefnoun

    One who has carried out a theft

    Etymology: From þeof, from þeubaz.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thiefnoun

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

  2. Thiefnoun

    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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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  1. Alex
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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. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Man is a thief, an impudent thief! He steals honey from bees, eggs from chickens, milk from cows and life from the God!

  2. Alex Whipple:

    I would never, ever in a million years have thought he was capable of harming such a cute little girl, i knew he was a thief, but I never labeled him as a murderer.

  3. Edward Young:

    Procrastination is the thief of time: Year after year it steals, till all are fled, and to the mercies of a moment leaves The vast concerns of an eternal scene.

  4. Charles Bukowski:

    I was no petty thief, I wanted the world or nothing.

  5. E.W. Howe:

    A thief believes everybody steals.

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