Stealth
Stealth Stealth (st[e^]lth), n. [OE. stal[thorn]e. See {Steal}, v. t.] 1. The act of stealing; theft. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The owner proveth the stealth to have been committed upon him by such an outlaw. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. The thing stolen; stolen property. [Obs.] ``Sluttish dens . . . serving to cover stealths.'' --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]

3. The bringing to pass anything in a secret or concealed manner; a secret procedure; a clandestine practice or action; -- in either a good or a bad sense. [1913 Webster]

Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

The monarch, blinded with desire of wealth, With steel invades the brother's life by stealth. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

I told him of your stealth unto this wood. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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