Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of one who steals; theft.
  • noun That which is stolen; stolen property: used chiefly in the plural: as, his stealings amounted to thousands of dollars.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of taking feloniously the personal property of another without his consent and knowledge; theft; larceny.
  • noun That which is stolen; stolen property; -- chiefly used in the plural.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The action of the verb to steal.
  • noun archaic That which is stolen; stolen property.
  • verb Present participle of steal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of taking something from someone unlawfully
  • noun avoiding detection by moving carefully

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Examples

  • Let's see ... they float all these manner of * swinging* (read stealing) the various delegates necessary to win AFTER they suck the media into a kerfuffle about Obama * stealing* language from Patrick?

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  • Well, Mother, it just means that I've been stealing Mr. Walters's trout all summer -- _stealing_ them.

    Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901

  • You could argue that they are fighting to keep it from him with the intent of giving it to them if they get custody, but either way, they become responsible for the children having lost both parents when they remove the children from his care, again stealing from the children, or they take away what memorabilia the children did have of their mother just because they didn't want him to have any of it.

    Janet March's disappearance

  • But in stealing from the best, “Dog Soldiers” is the most exciting assault on the senses to rip out our throats all year.

    Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat

  • In America, what we call stealing, they call pork.

    FOXNews.com

  • In America, what we call stealing, they call pork.

    FOXNews.com

  • Author and campaigner George Monbiot said: “When you step into a superstore, you are faced with a choice of two crimes: joining the poor in stealing from the rich, or helping the rich to steal from the poor.

    Monbiot -"It's better to shoplift than to run a supermarket"

  • Author and campaigner George Monbiot said: “When you step into a superstore, you are faced with a choice of two crimes: joining the poor in stealing from the rich, or helping the rich to steal from the poor.

    Archive 2005-12-04

  • Petty theft is defined as stealing $400 or less of money or merchandise and is punishable by a fine or a jail sentence of six months or less.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • I think we should audit every governor's expense reports/taxes to find out how much money and services they've been stealing from the taxpayers.

    Sanford should stay, two top South Carolina papers say

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