Definitions of steal

  1. an advantageous purchase; " she got a bargain at the auction"; " the stock was a real buy at that price"
  2. to go stealthily or furtively; ".. stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house"
  3. take without the owner's consent; " Someone stole my wallet on the train"; " This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"
  4. steal a base, in baseball
  5. move stealthily; " The ship slipped away in the darkness"
  6. 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)
  7. Stole.
  8. A handle; a stale, or stele.
  9. 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.
  10. To withdraw or convey clandestinely ( reflexive); hence, to creep furtively, or to insinuate.
  11. To gain by insinuating arts or covert means.
  12. To get into one's power gradually and by imperceptible degrees; to take possession of by a gradual and imperceptible appropriation; -- with away.
  13. To accomplish in a concealed or unobserved manner; to try to carry out secretly; as, to steal a look.
  14. To practice, or be guilty of, theft; to commit larceny or theft.
  15. To withdraw, or pass privily; to slip in, along, or away, unperceived; to go or come furtively.
  16. 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.
  17. To commit theft; slip in or out unnoticed; slip or creep along; as, to silently steal away.
  18. A theft.
  19. Stealer.
  20. Stolen.
  21. Stealing.
  22. To take by theft, or feloniously: to take away without notice: to gain or win by address or by gradual means.
  23. To practice theft: to take feloniously: to pass secretly: to slip in or out unperceived:- pa. t. stole; pa. p. stolen.
  24. To practise theft; pass secretly.
  25. To take by theft, or without notice; win or accomplish stealthily.
  26. To take without right; secure dishonestly.
  27. To move stealthily.
  28. 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.
  29. To withdraw or pass privily; to abscond; to practise theft; to take feloniously.
  30. 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.

Quotes of steal

  1. Drug prohibition has caused gang warfare and other violent crimes by raising the prices of drugs so much that vicious criminals enter the market to make astronomical profits, and addicts rob and steal to get money to pay the inflated prices for their drugs. – Michael Badnarik
  2. We steal if we touch tomorrow. It is God's. – Henry Ward Beecher
  3. There's a difference between criminals and crooks. Crooks steal Criminals blow some guy's brains out. I'm a crook. – Ronald Biggs
  4. About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment. – Josh Billings
  5. The creative works of the entertainment industry belong to the millions of people who make them and are not for others to steal or unlawfully distribute. – Dan Glickman
  6. Every ISP is being attacked, maliciously both from in the United States and outside of the United States, by those who want to invade people's privacy. But more importantly they want to take control of computers, they want to hack them, they want to steal information. – Darrell Issa
  7. So to make those checks better, I used to steal lollipops and sell them at school- but I got caught. – Method Man
  8. As Peter Bogdanovich would say of Paper Moon: Ryan's wonderful in it, and he sat there and watched the kid steal the picture. – Tatum O'Neal
  9. Many manufacturers secretly question whether advertising really sells their product, but are vaguely afraid that their competitors might steal a march on them if they stopped. – David Ogilvy
  10. And these things are pretty much foundational: thou shall not kill, steal bear false witness. All these things are embedded into the laws we enjoy in our nation. – Pat Robertson
  11. It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases. – Friedrich Schiller
  12. Good writers borrow from other writers. Great writers steal from them outright. – Aaron Sorkin
  13. To plunder, to slaughter, to steal these things they misname empire; and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace. – Tacitus
  14. Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal – Lionel Trilling

Usage examples for steal

  1. " I used to steal things," Tom said. – Tom Slade at Black Lake by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  2. Shall I 'ire someone to steal 'im? – The Man Upstairs and Other Stories by P. G. Wodehouse
  3. How should you like to steal – The Magician's Show Box and Other Stories by Lydia Maria Child
  4. Of course not; nay more, he did not steal them, for you gave them to him. – Bred in the Bone by James Payn
  5. And now my people steal from each other. – The Book of Gud by Dan Spain Harold Hersey
  6. I didn't steal the money. – Haste and Waste by Oliver Optic
  7. " That was just what occurred to me," said Herbert; " but I didn't like to think that Eben would steal – Do and Dare A Brave Boy's Fight for Fortune by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  8. She felt a warm glow steal to her cheeks as she listened. – The Man from Jericho by Edwin Carlile Litsey
  9. I told you the man wouldn't steal – The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted by Katharine Ellis Barrett
  10. Soon he saw his opportunity to steal the secret of fire. – Legends of Ma-ui--a demi god of Polynesia, and of his mother Hina by W. D. Westervelt
  11. People will steal a dog, he says." – Jane Cable by George Barr McCutcheon
  12. He could steal the silver off the King's table from under the steward's very nose. – The Curious Book of Birds by Abbie Farwell Brown
  13. Thence down to the Old Swan, calling at Michell's, he not being within, and there I did steal a kiss or two of her, and staying a little longer, he come in, and her father, whom I carried to Westminster, my business being thither, and so back again home, and very busy all the evening. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  14. And so you thought you'd steal away without letting me know it? – Dave Dashaway and his Hydroplane by Roy Rockwood
  15. Ole man Autsy loved likker so good he would steal it from hisself. – Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2 by Work Projects Administration
  16. You steal my money! – My Tropic Isle by E J Banfield
  17. Did ye steal tonight? – From the Valley of the Missing by Grace Miller White
  18. Nothing he dared to destroy or steal – Arthurian Chronicles: Roman de Brut by Wace
  19. Joe he steal some more, maybe! – The Whelps of the Wolf by George Marsh
  20. An' they're covering somebody going in to steal 'em. – Hopalong Cassidy by Clarence E. Mulford

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