Words nearby stole
Definition for stole (2 of 3)
Origin of stole2
Definition for stole (3 of 3)
verb (used with object), stole, sto·len, steal·ing.
verb (used without object), stole, sto·len, steal·ing.
Origin of steal
OTHER WORDS FROM stealsteal·a·ble, adjectivesteal·er, nounnon·steal·a·ble, adjectiveout·steal, verb (used with object), out·stole, out·sto·len, out·steal·ing.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH stealburglarize mug rip off rob steal (see synonym study at rob)steal steel stele
historical usage of steal
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 stole
Yep, the song the Whos sing in How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
“He did not trust his slaves and regularly complained that they shirked work, stole supplies, and broke tools,” writes Larson.
Judge Drioux intimated Picasso he was part of a larger gang of criminals who stole the Mona Lisa.
The problem now is that they came back to the fight with sophisticated weapons, weapons they stole from the Americans.
McCain said those were U.S. weapons that ISIS stole during its plundering of Mosul.McCain Calls Obama's 'Pinprick' Iraq Strikes 'Meaningless' and 'Almost Worse Than Nothing'|Josh Rogin|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It seems always the glorious prototype of Mariposilla, who ever stole its fickle lights and shades.Mariposilla|Mary Stewart Daggett
With the box still in his hands he stole on tiptoe into the room and looked carefully round him.The Secret Chamber at Chad|Evelyn Everett-Green
I stole away and left Mrs. J—— snoring, so won't do to wake her, you know.Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities|Robert Smith Surtees
The voices in Susy's sickroom ceased to murmur; presently Mrs. Collins stole softly upstairs.The Children of Wilton Chase|Mrs. L. T. Meade
I stole noiselessly away, feeling shocked and unhappy, lest I had unlawfully witnessed a soul pleading with God.All the Days of My Life: An Autobiography|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr