HyperDic: thief

English > 1 sense of the word thief:
NOUNperson thief, stealera criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it
thief > pronunciation
Soundsthiy'f
Rhymesbeef ... sheaf: 21 rhymes with iyf...
English > thief: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it.
Synonymstealer
Narrowerbandit, brigandAn armed thief who is (usually) a member of a band
booster, shoplifter, lifterA thief who steals goods that are in a store
burglarA thief who enters a building with intent to steal
dacoit, dakoitA member of an armed gang of robbers
embezzler, defalcator, peculatorsomeone who violates a trust by taking (money) for his own use
graverobber, ghoul, body snatchersomeone who takes bodies from graves and sells them for anatomical dissection
graverobbersomeone who steals valuables from graves or crypts
holdup man, stickup manAn armed thief
larcenist, larcenerA person who commits larceny
pickpocket, cutpurse, dipA thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places
plagiarist, plagiarizer, plagiariser, literary pirate, piratesomeone who uses another person's words / words or ideas as if they were his own
plunderer, pillager, looter, spoiler, despoiler, raider, freebootersomeone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)
robberA thief who steals from someone by threatening violence
rustler, cattle thiefsomeone who steals livestock (especially cattle)
safebreaker, safecracker, cracksmanA thief who breaks open safes to steal valuable contents
snatcherA thief who grabs and runs
sneak thief, pilferer, snitcherA thief who steals without using violence
Broadercriminal, felon, crook, outlaw, malefactorsomeone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
Spanishcaco, ladrón, mangante
Catalanfurtador, lladre, rapinyaire, robador

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