noun, plural thieves.
Words nearby thief
Origin of thief
SYNONYMS FOR thief
OTHER WORDS FROM thiefun·der·thief, noun, plural un·der·thieves.
Definition for thieves (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), thieved, thiev·ing.
verb (used without object), thieved, thiev·ing.
Origin of thieve
OTHER WORDS FROM thievethiev·ing·ly, adverbout·thieve, verb (used with object), out·thieved, out·thiev·ing.
Examples from the Web for thieves
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.
Indeed, a condition of rampant, endemic political corruption is known as a “kleptocracy”—literally, “rule by thieves.”Ehud Olmert’s Sentencing Won’t Be a Day of Reckoning for Israel’s Leaders|Alon Ben-Meir|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Megan Boken was one of many slain by thieves going ‘Apple picking.’
"Supreme chief of thieves and picaroons," I suggested again.Romance|Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
But in the country there were no thieves—no locks and bars in use—no need for the policeman.Thirty Years in Australia|Ada Cambridge
I had an adventure with a couple of thieves and I foiled them; they've got seventy pistols.Pee-wee Harris on the Trail|Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Down, down, you Phœnician thieves, and sue for Pharaoh's mercy!The Adventures of Captain Mago|Lon Cahun
It is not really destitution, but intemperance which turns them into thieves.Crime and Its Causes|William Douglas Morrison