Related formsun·sto·len, adjective
Definition for stolen (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 stolen
Interestingly, The Interview was the one movie that was not stolen and made available online by those who hacked Sony.Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel|Michael Daly|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then there were the charges for linking to stolen information which were dropped earlier this year.Sentencing Looms for Barrett Brown, Advocate for “Anonymous”|Kevin M. Gallagher|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If they run off with somebody else, we say they were stolen—as if they are an object or a commodity.
The prize will not be replaced if lost, mutilated, or stolen.
Göring, of course, would amass an astounding collection of artwork himself, both purchased and stolen.Top Nazis And Their Complicated Relationship With Artists|William O’Connor|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Rebel soldier had stolen his coat, and he had no blanket to protect him from the cold night-winds.Winning His Way|Charles Carleton Coffin
But as John was an honest fellow, he was troubled at the thought that the Seagull would think he had stolen her mantle and purse.The Green Fairy Book|Various
Careful precautions are taken against the Mont-de-Pit being made a receptacle for stolen goods.Paris|William Walton
Perhaps they were gifts; perhaps they were stolen—these emeralds.The Drums Of Jeopardy|Harold MacGrath
Sometimes wives and sweethearts were stolen, but it was a dangerous business.Mrs. Darrell|Foxcroft Davis