1. theft

noun. ['ˈθɛft'] the act of taking something from someone unlawfully.


  • misapplication
  • grand larceny
  • stealing
  • peculation
  • grand theft
  • petty larceny
  • rustling
  • misappropriation
  • skimming
  • felony
  • breach of trust with fraudulent intent
  • petit larceny
  • robbery
  • thieving
  • shoplifting
  • thievery
  • shrinkage
  • petty
  • biopiracy
  • defalcation
  • embezzlement
  • larceny


  • grand larceny
  • loud
  • honest
  • increase


  • þyft (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Theft

  • kreft
  • cleft
  • bereft
  • tefft
  • neft
  • left
  • deft

How do you pronounce theft?

Pronounce theft as θɛft.

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Sentences with theft

1. Noun, singular or mass
Property theft and vandalism result in high costs in the public and private sector.

Quotes about theft

1. There is only one sin. and that is theft... when you tell a lie, you steal someones right to the truth.
- Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

2. If you want to steal my heart, you must realize it's not a one-time heist. This theft will take every minute of the rest of your life.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

3. Writing is not lying, nor is it theft. It is a journey and search for transparency between one’s words and one’s soul.
- Richard Flanagan