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. 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.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    What a deformed thief this fashion is.

  3. Caroline Vandergriff/KOKH:

    It made me wonder whether someone stole her for dog fighting and either cut or tried to starve her to make her aggressive, bridget was also found wearing her distinctive pink, floral collar, and her leash, and my phone number was scratched off her tag — maybe the thief got spooked by all the media attention and dumped her on a random road.

  4. Jay McInerney:

    The restaurant thief was lurking around … and grabbed Anne’s bag from the back of her chair. At the time, we didn’t catch it … cops came and we filed a report at the restaurant; their security footage showed a man taking the bag. But when we went back to our hotel room … we were cleaned out. The thieves definitely had taste, they only took the good stuff … It didn’t occur to us at the time about the room key being in Anne’s purse, it couldn’t have been worse luck.

  5. Proverb:

    Thief who steals thief has one hundred years of pardon.

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