Thief

Definition of Thief

Pronunciation: thēf
n.1.One who steals; one who commits theft or larceny. See Theft.
There came a privy thief, men clepeth death.
- Chaucer.
Where thieves break through and steal.
- Matt. vi. 19.
2.A waster in the snuff of a candle.
Thief catcher
Same as Thief taker.
Thief leader
one who leads or takes away a thief.
Thief taker
one whose business is to find and capture thieves and bring them to justice.
- L'Estrange.
Thief tube
a tube for withdrawing a sample of a liquid from a cask.
Thieves' vinegar
a kind of aromatic vinegar for the sick room, taking its name from the story that thieves, by using it, were enabled to plunder, with impunity to health, in the great plague at London.
Take heed, have open eye, for thieves do foot by night.
- Shak.
Some roving robber calling to his fellows.
- Milton.

Related Words

Judas, bad person, bandit, betrayer, booster, brigand, buccaneer, cat burglar, cat man, charlatan, cheat, con artist, con man, confidence man, convict, corsair, cracksman, criminal, crook, cutpurse, dacoit, deceiver, delinquent, desperado, desperate criminal, dip, double-dealer, embezzler, evildoer, felon, filcher, filibuster, flimflam man, footpad, freebooter, fugitive, gallows bird, gangster, gaolbird, gunman, highwayman, hijacker, housebreaker, jailbird, kleptomaniac, larcener, larcenist, lawbreaker, lifter, malefactor, malevolent, malfeasant, malfeasor, marauder, misfeasor, mobster, mountebank, mugger, nip, outlaw, peculator, picaroon, pickpocket, pilferer, pirate, plunderer, poacher, prig, privateer, public enemy, purloiner, quisling, racketeer, ruffian, scofflaw, sea rover, second-story man, sharper, shoplifter, sinner, stealer, swindler, thug, traitor, transgressor, trickster, two-timer, villain, worker of ill, wrongdoer
Word:

Browse

Thick-and-thin block
Thick-headed
Thick-knee
thick-kneed plover
Thick-skinned
Thick-skulled
Thick-winded
Thickbill
Thicken
Thickening
Thicket
Thickhead
Thickish
Thickly
Thickness
Thickset
Thickskin
Thickskull
Thider
Thiderward
-Thief-
Thief catcher
Thief leader
Thief taker
Thief tube
Thiefly
Thienone
Thienyl
Thieve
Thievery
Thieves' vinegar
Thievish
Thigh
Thigh bone
Thigmotactic
Thigmotaxis
Thilk
Thill
Thill coupling
Thiller
Thimble
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home