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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. 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. One Turkish businessman:

    I used to own 100 percent of my firm. Now I feel like a thief of my own goods.

  2. Fabrice:

    I was quite relieved when my wife got her credit card stolen...; the thief was spending less!

  3. Lee Boyd Malvo:

    I was a thief. I stole people’s lives, what inside me made that possible?

  4. Anuj Somany:

    A person who steals and gets caught is a THIEF; one who loots ,but does not get noticed to a lot of people is a CHIEF.

  5. Thomas Jefferson:

    The germ of dissolution of our federal government is in ... the federal judiciary; an irresponsible body (for impeachment is scarcely a scare-crow), working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing it’s noiseless step like a thief, over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall be usurped from the States, and the government of all be consolidated into one. ...when all government... in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the centre of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated.

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