What does the word thievery mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • That which is stolen.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Thievishly.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Thievishness.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • The practise of thieving.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Thievish.

Usage examples for thievery

  1. They became nomadic, roaming from place to place, seeking day work for good wages where they could get it, and resorting to thievery on the highways or beggary where they could not. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  2. At all hours stealthy thievery and tainted intrigue are spun and done . – NATURAE by Dom
  3. He was not unacquainted with four- footed robbers of the trap line, but usually a wolf or a fox or a dog who had grown adept in thievery troubled only a few traps. – Baree, Son of Kazan by James Oliver Curwood