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

    Etymology: 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?

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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. Dean Keak Tegn:

    If a man talks this today and that tomorrow, he is a thief.

  2. Octavia E. Butler:

    Choose your leaders with wisdom and forethought. To be led by a coward is to be controlled by all that the coward fears. To be led by a fool is to be led by the opportunists who control the fool. To be led by a thief is to offer up your most precious treasures to be stolen. To be led by a liar is to ask to be lied to. To be led by a tyrant is to sell yourself and those you love into slavery.

  3. John Milton:

    How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth, Stolen on his wing my three-and-twentieth year

  4. Anuj Somany:

    When looters hands are tied with the same handkerchief , they misguide the public by calling each other only a thief.

  5. 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!

Images & Illustrations of thief

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