Definitions of steal

  1. To withdraw or pass privily; to abscond; to practise theft; to take feloniously.
  2. To take without right; secure dishonestly.
  3. To move stealthily.
  4. To take by theft; take without leave or right; to move in a secret or stealthy manner; as, to steal a hand into a pocket.
  5. To take by theft, or feloniously: to take away without notice: to gain or win by address or by gradual means.
  6. To take by theft, or without notice; win or accomplish stealthily.
  7. To practice theft: to take feloniously: to pass secretly: to slip in or out unperceived:- pa. t. stole; pa. p. stolen.
  8. To practise theft; pass secretly.
  9. to go stealthily or furtively; ".. stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house"
  10. steal a base, in baseball
  11. move stealthily; " The ship slipped away in the darkness"
  12. To take or carry away feloniously, as the personal goods of another; to withdraw or convey clandestinely; to gain or win by address or by gradual imperceptible means.
  13. To take or carry away the property of another unlawfully; to pilfer; to gain or win by gradual and imperceptible means; to slip away unperceived.
  14. Stealing.
  15. a stolen base; an instance in which a base runner advances safely during the delivery of a pitch ( without the help of a hit or walk or passed ball or wild pitch)
  16. A handle; a stale, or stele.
  17. To take and carry away, feloniously; to take without right or leave, and with intent to keep wrongfully; as, to steal the personal goods of another.
  18. To withdraw or convey clandestinely ( reflexive); hence, to creep furtively, or to insinuate.
  19. To gain by insinuating arts or covert means.
  20. To get into one's power gradually and by imperceptible degrees; to take possession of by a gradual and imperceptible appropriation; -- with away.
  21. To accomplish in a concealed or unobserved manner; to try to carry out secretly; as, to steal a look.
  22. To practice, or be guilty of, theft; to commit larceny or theft.
  23. To withdraw, or pass privily; to slip in, along, or away, unperceived; to go or come furtively.
  24. A theft.
  25. Stealer.