Part of speech: noun

One who steals.

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Usage examples "thief":

  1. Now the lord of the village soon heard of this, and he called Will up to him and said: " I hear you are a Master Thief. - "Europa's Fairy Book", Joseph Jacobs.
  2. Once more he began to yell, " Thief! - "The Adventures of Lightfoot the Deer", Thornton W. Burgess.
  3. We knew well enough that if we were to get our property back the thief must not be alarmed- there must be nothing in the newspapers next morning. - "The Orange-Yellow Diamond", J. S. Fletcher.