Meaning of STEALING in English


I. noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English steling, from gerund of stelen to steal

: the act of one who steals

accused of stealing

led the league in stealing

II. adjective

Etymology: from present participle of steal (II)

1. archaic : moving stealthily, softly, or imperceptibly

2. : thieving

helpful in the case of a stealing boy or girl — G.E.Gardner

• steal·ing·ly adverb

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