How Do You Spell THIEF?

Correct spelling for the English word "thief" is [θ_ˈiː_f], [θˈiːf], [θˈiːf]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Definition of THIEF

  1. (pl. THIEVES), Aperson who steals or is guilty of theft; one who takes the goods or personal property of another without the owner's knowledge or consent; esp. one who deprives another of property secretly or without open force-as opposed to a robber, who openly uses violence: a term of reproach; applied esp. to a person guilty of cunning, deceitful, or secret actions; an evil-doer; "Angelo is an adulterous thief."-Shak.: an excrescence or waster in the snuff of a candle; "Where you see a thief in the candle, call presently for an extinguisher."-Bp. Hall.

Common Misspellings for THIEF

Below is the list of 315 misspellings for the word "thief".

Usage Examples for THIEF

  1. Voices shouted after me: 'Stop thief! - "Their Son; The Necklace" by Eduardo Zamacois
  2. You won't see that thief no more. - "Hopalong Cassidy" by Clarence E. Mulford
  3. Do you think I'm a thief! - "Her Weight in Gold" by George Barr McCutcheon
  4. I was obliged to let him go when the thief closed on me; but sure, there he is! - "Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2)" by Charles Lever
  5. Sir Ralph, I was never either a beggar or a thief. - "John Halifax, Gentleman" by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik