American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who steals, especially by stealth.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person who steals, or is guilty of larceny or robbery; one who takes the goods or property of another without the owner's knowledge or consent; especially, one who deprives another of property secretly or without open force, as opposed to a robber, who openly uses violence. In the authorized version of the Bible, however, and in the older literature generally, thief is used where we now say robber.
- n. A person guilty of cunning or deceitful acts; a lawless person; an evil-doer: used in reproach.
- n. An imperfection in the wick of a candle, causing it to gutter.
- n. A tin can to which a small line or becket is attached, used as a drinking-cup by sailors. It is made heavier on one side, so that it will capsize when it is dropped in the water.
- n. A thief-tube.
- n. Same as hermit-crab.
- n. Synonyms Pilferer, Pirate (see robber), pickpocket, cutpurse. See pillage, n.
- n. The bramble Rubus fruticosus. Compare theve-thorn.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who steals; one who commits theft or larceny. See theft.
- n. A waster in the snuff of a candle.
- n. a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it
- From Old English þēof, from Proto-Germanic *þeubaz. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English thēof. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Between thief and -- there was no word for what he and Warvia were now, but every hominid knew the word _thief_.”
“Yet, if this paper was a connecting link between her stolen manuscript and the thief, _who was the thief_?”
“When it was proved that _you_ stole my father's horse; that _you_ are responsible for the absence of Mr. Hadley; that _you_ pointed the knife and the pistol at his heart, and then mendaciously represented him as the thief and kidnapper who is found in your own person; then, sir, would you vail your face and go out no more among men, but upon your forehead, as _now_ upon your soul, would be the brand of _thief_, _robber_, _murderer_!”
“a distinct proposal now that the thief and the justice shall change places on the spot -- with the inquiry as to which is _the justice_, and which is the _thief_, openly started -- one would almost fancy that the subject had been exhausted here, or would be, if these indications should be followed up.”
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“A thief is a thief is a thief, we don't need another one in congress, its full of them already.”
“Later, the viewer (but not Chuck) discovers that the thief is actually Sarah in disguise, who works as an agent for the CIA.”
“You led in the song, we tagged behind you and sang the refrain, “a thief is a cheat”, as we humiliated them round the entire Ubaha.”
“The youths took up the chant ‘a thief is a cheat’, and Chief Nwakibie sluggishly danced along.”
“He swayed like someone in a trance as he answered: “I am a thief; a thief is a cheat!””
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