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English noun: thief

1. thief (person) a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it


Broader (hypernym)criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw

Narrower (hyponym)bandit, body snatcher, booster, brigand, burglar, cattle thief, cracksman, cutpurse, dacoit, dakoit, defalcator, despoiler, dip, embezzler, freebooter, ghoul, graverobber, graverobber, holdup man, larcener, larcenist, lifter, literary pirate, looter, peculator, pickpocket, pilferer, pillager, pirate, plagiariser, plagiarist, plagiarizer, plunderer, raider, robber, rustler, safebreaker, safecracker, shoplifter, snatcher, sneak thief, snitcher, spoiler, stickup man

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