- an act of stealing; theft.
- the thing stolen; booty.
- steal the show,
- stealth bomber,
- stealth tax,
- stealth technology,
Origin of stealth
Examples from the Web for stealth
Another senior Air Force official with stealth fighter experience agreed.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019|Dave Majumdar|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
High flying and fast, the F-22 Raptor stealth jet is by far the most lethal fighter America has ever built.Pentagon Worries That Russia Can Now Outshoot U.S. Stealth Jets|Dave Majumdar|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The U.S. Navy is slowly preparing the first of its massive, 15,500-ton Zumwalt-class stealth destroyers for sea next year.Can the Navy's $12 Billion Stealth Destroyer Stay Afloat?|Dave Majumdar|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A couple of years later, the stealth world did start to open up.
An independent “stealth expert” was a writer whom nobody had heard from before, and nobody heard from afterward.
This man, who commanded men and had gained his own way by sheer brain and combativeness, fled by stealth from a dreaded enemy.Robert Toombs|Pleasant A. Stovall
Nonjurors and Scotch Episcopalians could only meet by stealth in private houses.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century|Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
Babies—she could not tell why—made their appearance in this world by stealth, and must be searched for furtively.Brother Copas|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
These flies are continually prowling about and prying into every corner, to find, by stealth, a nidus for their eggs.Insect Architecture|James Rennie
Torcy, three times more starched than usual, seemed to look at everything by stealth.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete|Duc de Saint-Simon
Word Origin for stealth
mid-13c., "theft, action or practice of stealing," from Old English *stælþ, which is related to stelen (see steal (v.)), from Proto-Germanic *stælitho (cf. Old Norse stulþr), with Proto-Germanic abstract noun suffix *-itho (see -th (2)). Sense of "secret action" developed c.1300, but the word also retained its etymological sense into 18c. Got a boost as an adjective from stealth fighter, stealth bomber, radar-evading U.S. military aircraft, activated 1983.