What is the meaning of steal?


  • An advantageous purchase.
    • usage: "she got a bargain at the auction"; "the stock was a real buy at that price"
  • A stolen base; an instance in which a base runner advances safely during the delivery of a pitch (without the help of a hit or walk or passed ball or wild pitch. )


  • Take without the owner's consent.
    • usage: "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"
  • Move stealthily.
    • usage: "The ship slipped away in the darkness"
  • Steal a base. .
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APAWordNet. (2010). steal. Retrieved October 17, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/steal/definitions/1191826
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "steal" http://smartdefine.org/steal/definitions/1191826 (accessed October 17, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, steal, Smart Define, viewed 17 October, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/steal/definitions/1191826>.
MLAWordNet. "steal" 23 October 2010. Web. 17 October 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/steal/definitions/1191826>
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