thievery

  • 1 Thievery — Thiev er*y, n. 1. The practice of stealing; theft; thievishness. [1913 Webster] Among the Spartans, thievery was a practice morally good and honest. South. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is stolen. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 thievery — index burglary, conversion (misappropriation), embezzlement, housebreaking, larceny, misappropriation, plagiarism …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 thievery — 1560s, from THIEVE (Cf. thieve) + ERY (Cf. ery) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 thievery — [thē′vər ē] n. pl. thieveries the act or practice of stealing or an instance of this; theft …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Thievery — *A thievery is the result of a Theft (see Theft) *Thievery Corporation is a music band (see Thievery Corporation) …

    Wikipedia

  • 6 Thievery — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Thievery est une extension pour Unreal Tournament 99 décrite sommairement décrite sous Thief Thievery Corporation est un duo américain. Catégorie :… …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 7 thievery — noun /ˈθiːv.ə(ɹ).i/ The act of theft, the act of stealing. This instance of thievery will not be over looked …

    Wiktionary

  • 8 thievery — Synonyms and related words: abstraction, annexation, appropriation, boosting, conversion, conveyance, embezzlement, filching, fraud, graft, larceny, liberation, lift, lifting, pilferage, pilfering, pinch, pinching, poaching, purloining,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 9 thievery — thieve ► VERB ▪ be a thief; steal things. DERIVATIVES thievery noun thievish adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 thievery — noun (plural eries) Date: 1568 the act or practice or an instance of stealing ; theft …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 thievery — /thee veuh ree/, n., pl. thieveries. 1. the act or practice of thieving; theft. 2. something taken by theft. [1560 70; THIEVE + ERY] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 12 thievery — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. burglary, robbery, pilfering; see crime 2 , theft . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. theft, robbery, larceny, grand larceny, petty larceny, burglary, stealing, pilfering, shoplifting, kleptomania, embezzlement, swindle. III …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 thievery — thiev|e|ry [ˈθi:vəri] n [U] formal thieving …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 thievery — thiev|e|ry [ θiv(ə)ri ] noun uncount FORMAL the act or practice of stealing …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 thievery — thiev·er·y || θɪːvÉ™rɪ n. action of thieving …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 16 thievery — n. 1. Theft, larceny, stealing, thieving, pilfering, filching, petty robbery, petty larceny. 2. Peculation, embezzlement, theft, fraud, swindling. 3. Plagiarism …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 17 thievery — noun (U) formal thieving …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 thievery — n 1. stealing, pilferage, pilfering, filching, purloinging, theft, thieving, Inf. snitching, Law. larceny, Sl. swiping, Sl. copping; shoplifting, palming, Sl. boosting; purse snatching. 2. peculation, embezzlement, misappropriation; swindling,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 19 thievery — thiev·ery …

    English syllables

  • 20 thievery — thiev•er•y [[t]ˈθi və ri[/t]] n. pl. er•ies the act of stealing …

    From formal English to slang