noun, plural thieves.
- thickness piece,
- thief ant,
- thief in the night, like a,
- thief, thieves,
Origin of thief
Examples from the Web for thief
Dear Thief is worthy of the abused critical adjectives philosophical, atmospheric, and masterful.
Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief, doctor, lawyer, Indian chief, and all that.
All a thief had to do was take off the dial knob on the safe and place the little joker on inside of it.
Cole was clearly experimenting with this, the signature curve of his storytelling, while writing Every Day Is for the Thief.
His Nigeria book, Every Day is For the Thief, was actually written in 2006, prior to Open City.
He remonstrated with Adele, no use; he offered to fight a duel with the perfidious Kestrike, no use; the thief was a coward.'Madame Midas|Fergus Hume
But no matter—the thief was clear off; and the only comfort he got from his neighbors, was being rated for his stinginess.
And yet he was so cool it seemed impossible that he was a thief whom I had caught red-handed.The Stretton Street Affair|William Le Queux
And that's why you wanted to prove me a thief with this purse.The Road to Damascus|August Strindberg
The little girl, knowing that she was "within her rights," had seized Jeli by the neck as if he were a thief.Under the Shadow of Etna|Giovanni Verga
noun plural thieves (θiːvz)
Word Origin for thief
Old English þeof, from Proto-Germanic *theubaz (cf. Old Frisian thiaf, Old Saxon thiof, Middle Dutch dief, Old High German diob, German dieb, Old Norse þiofr, Gothic þiufs), probably from PIE *teup- (cf. Lithuanian tupeti "to crouch down").