noun \ˈstelth\

: a secret, quiet, and clever way of moving or behaving

Full Definition of STEALTH

a archaic :  theft
b obsolete :  something stolen
:  the act or action of proceeding furtively, secretly, or imperceptibly <the state moves by stealth to gather information — Nat Hentoff>
:  the state of being furtive or unobtrusive
:  an aircraft-design characteristic consisting of oblique angular construction and avoidance of vertical surfaces that is intended to produce a very weak radar return

Examples of STEALTH

  1. The fox uses stealth and cunning to hunt its prey.

Origin of STEALTH

Middle English stelthe; akin to Old English stelan to steal
First Known Use: 13th century



—used to describe military aircraft that are designed so that they cannot be easily seen by radar

: done or happening in a secret or quiet way that does not attract attention

Full Definition of STEALTH

:  intended not to attract attention :  stealthy <a stealth campaign>

Examples of STEALTH

  1. <the SWAT team carried out a stealth raid on the house, which was believed to be harboring a terrorist cell>

First Known Use of STEALTH

STEALTH Defined for Kids


noun \ˈstelth\

Definition of STEALTH for Kids

:  sly or secret action


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