What does the word stole mean?

Usage examples for stole

  1. It was someone who knew him and his ways pretty well stole that money, or there would have been some record left. – King of the Castle by George Manville Fenn
  2. It stole some of the heart out of me, and I took my eyes off it. – The Splendid Spur by Arthur T. Quiller Couch
  3. She rose and stole softly through her garden. – Good Stories For Great Holidays Arranged for Story-Telling and Reading Aloud and for the Children's Own Reading by Frances Jenkins Olcott