Origin of thief
synonym study for thief
OTHER WORDS FROM thiefun·der·thief, noun, plural un·der·thieves.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH thiefrobber, thief (see synonym study at the current entry)
How to use thief in a sentence
The thieves pistol-whipped and tied up the couple, and following Dugdale’s instructions, pilfered valuable pictures.‘The Woman Who Stole Vermeer’ revisits the strange tale of a British heiress who became a notorious art thief|Katharine Weber|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Possibly, in true no-honor-among-thieves fashion, El Mencho.El 85, Doing What Drug Lords Do Best: Not Getting Caught|Eugene Robinson|October 21, 2020|Ozy
When a traditional movie is released in theaters, thieves struggle to obtain high-quality recordings of it, often resorting to bootlegging with a hidden camcorder.Movie piracy is on the rise as studios bypass theatrical releases|radmarya|October 6, 2020|Fortune
The Ring Car Cam security camera, which costs $200, is similar to the Ring Car Alarm but it comes with a video camera so people can see live video feeds, in case they want to scan for thieves while not away from their cars.Amazon debuted a long list of products today. Here are 3 standouts|jonathanvanian2015|September 24, 2020|Fortune
The hope was that if thieves could see the Club, they wouldn’t bother to break your window in the first place.
The Oscar-winning actress put nude photo thieves in their place with one perfect statement.Jennifer Lawrence’s Righteous Fury Says Everything We Wanted to Say|Kevin O’Keeffe|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Last month I turned and faced their surreptitious security: “Catch any thieves today?”‘Why Have I Lost Control?’: Cory Booker in ’92 on Rodney King Echoes Ferguson|Cory Booker|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He suspects that he saw, somehow, what the thieves saw, tapping into their perception of the back of the house.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death|Patricia Pearson|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Typically most women carry their concealed firearms in their purses, the main target of thieves.
To the musicians, the Napster co-founders were outright thieves, providing an avenue to steal music without paying a dime for it.15 Years After Napster: How the Music Service Changed the Industry|Alex Suskind|June 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I'd admire to see him cavorting around on the pinnacles after horse-thieves or whisky-runners or a bunch of bad Indians.
Thy princes are faithless, companions of thieves: they all love bribes, they run after rewards.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
So I was left on the sand-bar with two dead thieves, and two who should have been dead, and a little knot of horses for company.
I keep a good blunderbuss loaded over the door, an' thieves would na' find it an easy job to get in through these iron bars.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
Thus an unnecessary display of money or valuables, or leaving them where they would tempt thieves, may be negligence.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles