from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The act of moving, proceeding, or acting in a covert way.
- noun The quality or characteristic of being furtive or covert.
- noun Obsolete The act of stealing.
- adjective Not disclosing one's true ideology, affiliations, or positions.
- adjective Having or providing the ability to prevent detection by radar.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of stealing; theft.
- noun A thing stolen.
- noun A secret or clandestine method or proceeding; means secretly employed to gain an object; surreptitious way or manner: used in a good or a bad sense.
- noun A secret going; a stolen or clandestine visit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete The act of stealing; theft.
- noun obsolete The thing stolen; stolen property.
- noun The bringing to pass anything in a secret or concealed manner; a secret procedure; a clandestine practice or action; -- in either a good or a bad sense.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun uncountable the attribute or characteristic of acting in
secrecy, or in such a way that the actions are unnoticed or difficult to detect by others.
- noun archaic, countable an act of secrecy, especially one involving
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun avoiding detection by moving carefully
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
GERAGOS: The problem is what we call stealth jurors, jurors who lie to get on the jury because it's high profile, because they've got --
In cases as Danny had, in cases like that, where they are lengthy cases and there's pretrial publicity and ongoing publicity, it's virtually impossible to ferret out what I call stealth jurors.
CROAL: Well, the way the standard things in the game use buttons and things like that, but when you get in a position behind your opponent that's when you can carry out what they call the stealth kills or executions.
Russia disparaged what it called a stealth attempt to bring about regime change.
NYT > Home Page By NEIL MacFARQUHAR 2011
Entrepreneurs will say that they are operating in "stealth mode."
When he commented that he'd never heard of Omniture I told him we were in stealth marketing mode.
Get Briefed: Josh James Alexandra Zendrian 2010
In Under the Radar, I had harsh things to say about start-ups that operate in "stealth mode."
In Palo Alto, Calif., a nanotech startup that's still in stealth mode rents time remotely over the Internet for experiments using sophisticated electron microscopes -- devices it could never have afforded before.
Learning From The Cloud John Hagel III 2010
If you are in "stealth mode," then I suggest that you do the following:
Your experience with losers saying they are in stealth mode shouldn't bias you against the entire concept.