Pilfering Pil"fer*ing, a. Thieving in a small way. --Shak. -- n. Petty theft. -- {Pil"fer*ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • pilfering — pilfer pil‧fer [ˈpɪlfə ǁ ər] verb [transitive] to steal small amounts of things, or things that are not worth much, especially from an office, factory etc: • An employee has been charged with pilfering a set of automobile wheels. pilfering noun… …   Financial and business terms

  • Pilfering — Pilfer Pil fer, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Pilfered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pilfering}.] [OF. pelfrer. See {Pelf}.] To steal in small quantities, or articles of small value; to practice petty theft. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pilfering — Synonyms and related words: abstraction, abuse, abuse of office, annexation, appropriation, befoulment, boosting, conversion, conveyance, corrupt administration, debasement, defalcation, defilement, desecration, diversion, embezzlement, filching …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pilfering — pil·fer || pɪlfÉ™(r) v. steal, filch (especially in small quantities) ; drag, tug, pull …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pilfering — n. Stealing, thieving, thievery, larceny, petty theft, petty larceny, pilfery …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • pilfering — n 1. petty thievery, theft, filching, pilferage, Sl. swiping, St. hustling, Sl. copping, Psychol. kleptomania; peculation, embezzlement, Law. defalcation, misappropriation; shoplifting, palming, Sl. boosting; smuggling, bootlegging; purse… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • pilfering — See: pilfer …   English dictionary

  • PILFERING — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pilferingly — Pilfering Pil fer*ing, a. Thieving in a small way. Shak. n. Petty theft. {Pil fer*ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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