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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

  2. 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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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. Shehu Sani:

    "There is a greater prison than Kuje; it is the conscience of men. A President who was sponsored with stolen money by a thief, is in a greater prison with the thief. And it shall manifest soon". - Sen Shehu Sanni (APC Kaduna State).

  2. Getty Images:

    A non-violent thief who can post $3,000 bail is no more threatening than one who can't, the money is irrelevant; being poor doesn't make a defendant inherently more dangerous. But as practiced, NY’s legal system has long operated as if poverty equals danger.

  3. Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde:

    Punctuality is the thief of time.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Every time thief steals, he steals from his own peace, from his own honour! No man is as poor as a rich thief!

  5. Edward Young:

    Procrastination is the thief of time.

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