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 Dictionary entry overview: What does theft mean? 

THEFT (noun)
  The noun THEFT has 1 sense:

1. the act of taking something from someone unlawfully

  Familiarity information: THEFT used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

THEFT (noun)

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The act of taking something from someone unlawfully

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


larceny; stealing; theft; thievery; thieving

Context example:

the thieving is awful at Kennedy International

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

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

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

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)

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