Related formssteal·ing·ly, adverb
Definition for stealing (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), stole, sto·len, steal·ing.
verb (used without object), stole, sto·len, steal·ing.
Origin of steal
Related formssteal·a·ble, adjectivesteal·er, nounnon·steal·a·ble, adjectiveout·steal, verb (used with object), out·stole, out·sto·len, out·steal·ing.
The idea of secrecy and concealment is a natural association, as in the words derivative of stel-, such as the noun stealth (Middle English stelthe, stelth, from Germanic stēlithō ), and the verb stalk “to follow or observe secretly or cautiously.” One of the current senses of stalk “to follow or harass someone obsessively over a period of time” dates from the early 1980s.
Examples from the Web for stealing
The NOPD fired Knight in 1973 for stealing lumber from a construction site as an off-duty cop.
The story follows a down on his luck family man named Bill Scanlon (Wes Bentley), who takes to stealing after losing his job.
Zilch, what with Showtime's other steamy sex-heavy drama, The Affair, stealing its thunder.15 Enraging Golden Globe TV Snubs and Surprises: Amy Poehler, 'Mad Men' & More|Kevin Fallon|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the real world, he said, a hacker is more likely interested in stealing records he can sell than in harming a patient.
We all know each other, we are essentially family, so stealing and killing are not problems we have.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If you go to accusing us of stealing your stuff, you'll get your crust caved in!Boy Scouts on the Great Divide|Archibald Lee Fletcher
The steward followed the men, and overtook them, and charged them with stealing.The Wonder Book of Bible Stories|Compiled by Logan Marshall
Awed and deafened, the two pushed doggedly on, Lafe stealing glances over his shoulder, to see if the officer was following.The Deserter, and Other Stories|Harold Frederic
A spell was stealing over them; an influence was in the room.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Once he detected a waiter, in the end where they stopped at Tula, stealing a bottle of castor-oil from the medicine chest.