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  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
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Strongs Concordance:


Webster's 1828 Dictionary

STEAL, verb transitive preterit tense stole; participle passive stolen, stole. [G. L, to take, to lift.]

1. To take and carry away feloniously, as the personal goods of another. To constitute stealing or theft, the taking must be felonious, that is, with an intent to take what belongs to another, and without his consent.

Let him that stole, steal no more. Ephesians 4:28.

2. To Withdraw or convey without notice or clandestinely.

They could insinuate and steal themselves under the same by submission.

3. To gain or win by address or gradual and imperceptible means.

Variety of objects has a tendency to steal away the mind from its steady pursuit of any subject.

So Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel. 2 Samuel 15:1.

STEAL, verb intransitive

1. To withdraw or pass privily; to slip along or away unperceived.

Fixed of mind to fly all company, one night she stole away.

From whom you now must steal and take no leave.

A soft and solemn breathing sound rose like a steam of rich distilld perfumes, and stole upon the air.

2. To practice theft; to take feloniously. He steals for a livelihood.

Thou shalt not steal Exodus 20:15.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

STEALER, noun One that steals; a thief.

Easton's Bible Dictionary


Naves Topical Index

See Theft

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

STEALING, participle present tense Taking the goods of another feloniously; withdrawing imperceptibly; gaining gradually.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

STEALINGLY, adverb Slyly; privately, or by an invisible motion. [Little used.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

STEALTH, noun stelth.

1. The act of stealing; theft.

The owner proveth the stealth to have been committed on him by such an outlaw.

2. The thing stolen; as cabins that are dens to cover stealth [Not in use.]

3. Secret act; clandestine practice; means unperceived employed to gain an object; way or manner not perceived; used in a good or bad sense.

Do good by stealth and blush to find it fame.

The monarch blinded with desire of wealth, with steel invades the brothers life by stealth

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

STEALTHY, adjective Stelthy. Done by stealth; clandestine; unperceived.

Now witherd murder with his stealthy pace moves like a ghost.