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thief

play
noun, \ˈthēf\

Simple Definition of thief

  • : a person who steals something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of thief

plural thieves play \ˈthēvz\

  1. :  one that steals especially stealthily or secretly; also :  one who commits theft or larceny

Examples of thief in a sentence

  1. A thief took my purse.

  2. <a thief has been stealing wallets and valuables from the lockers at the gym>



Origin of thief

Middle English theef, from Old English thēof; akin to Old High German diob thief


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with thief



THIEF Defined for Kids

thief

play
noun \ˈthēf\

Definition of thief for Students

plural thieves \ˈthēvz\

  1. :  a person who steals :  robber




Law Dictionary

thief

noun

Legal Definition of thief

plural thieves

  1. :  one who commits theft



Origin of thief

Old English thēof



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