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STEALING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stealing mean? 

STEALING (noun)
  The noun STEALING has 2 senses:

1. the act of taking something from someone unlawfully
2. avoiding detection by moving carefully

  Familiarity information: STEALING used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


STEALING (noun)


Sense 1stealing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of taking something from someone unlawfully

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

larceny; stealing; theft; thievery; thieving

Context example:

the thieving is awful at Kennedy International

Hypernyms ("stealing" is a kind of...):

felony (a serious crime (such as murder or arson))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stealing"):

breach of trust with fraudulent intent (larceny after trust rather than after unlawful taking)

skimming (failure to declare income in order to avoid paying taxes on it)

petit larceny; petty; petty larceny (larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale))

grand larceny; grand theft (larceny of property having a value greater than some amount (the amount varies by locale))

biopiracy (biological theft; illegal collection of indigenous plants by corporations who patent them for their own use)

robbery (larceny by threat of violence)

shoplifting; shrinkage (the act of stealing goods that are on display in a store)

pilferage (the act of stealing small amounts or small articles)

defalcation; embezzlement; misapplication; misappropriation; peculation (the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else)

rustling (the stealing of cattle)


Sense 2stealing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Avoiding detection by moving carefully

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

stealth; stealing

Hypernyms ("stealing" is a kind of...):

concealing; concealment; hiding (the activity of keeping something secret)


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