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stealth

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noun \ˈstelth\

Definition of stealth

  1. 1a archaic :  theftb obsolete :  something stolen

  2. 2 :  the act or action of proceeding furtively, secretly, or imperceptibly the state moves by stealth to gather information — Nat Hentoff

  3. 3 :  the state of being furtive or unobtrusive

  4. 4 :  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 in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of stealth

Middle English stelthe; akin to Old English stelan to steal


First Known Use: 13th century


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stealth

adjective

Definition of stealth

  1. :  intended not to attract attention :  stealthy a stealth campaign

Examples of stealth in a Sentence

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

1987

First Known Use of stealth

1987


STEALTH Defined for English Language Learners

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stealth

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noun \ˈstelth\

Definition of stealth for English Language Learners

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

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stealth

adjective

Definition of stealth for English Language Learners

  • —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


STEALTH Defined for Kids

stealth

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noun \ˈstelth\

Definition of stealth for Students

  1. :  sly or secret action



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