- To take (the property of another) without right or permission.
- To present or use (someone else's words or ideas) as one's own.
- To draw attention unexpectedly in (an entertainment), especially by being the outstanding performer: The magician's assistant stole the show with her comic antics.
- To move, happen, or elapse stealthily or unobtrusively.
- The act of stealing.
- Basketball An act of gaining possession of the ball from an opponent.
- steal (someone's) thunder To use, appropriate, or preempt the use of another's idea, especially to one's own advantage and without consent by the originator.