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stealth

 (stĕlth)
n.
1. The act of moving, proceeding, or acting in a covert way.
2. The quality or characteristic of being furtive or covert.
3. Obsolete The act of stealing.
adj.
1. Not disclosing one's true ideology, affiliations, or positions: a stealth candidate.
2. Having or providing the ability to prevent detection by radar: a stealth bomber; stealth technology.

[Middle English stelth, probably from Old English *stǣlth.]

stealth

(stɛlθ)
n
1. the act or characteristic of moving with extreme care and quietness, esp so as to avoid detection: the stealth of a cat.
2. cunning or underhand procedure or dealing
3. archaic the act of stealing
[C13 stelthe; see steal, -th1]
ˈstealthful adj

Stealth

(stɛlθ)
n
(Aeronautics) (modifier) informal denoting or referring to technology that aims to reduce the radar, thermal, and acoustic recognizability of aircraft and missiles

stealth

(stɛlθ)

n.
1. secret or surreptitious procedure or passage.
2. Obs.
a. an act of stealing; theft.
b. the thing stolen; booty.
adj.
3. surreptitious; secret; not openly acknowledged: a stealth hiring of the competitor's CEO; the stealth issue of the Presidential race.
4. (often cap.) having or providing the capacity to evade detection by radar: Stealth planes; stealth technology.
[1200–50; Middle English stelthe; compare Old English stælthing theft. See steal, -th1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stealth - avoiding detection by moving carefullystealth - avoiding detection by moving carefully
concealing, hiding, concealment - the activity of keeping something secret

stealth

stealth

noun
The act of proceeding slowly, deliberately, and secretly to escape observation:
Translations
سِرّا، خُلْسَةً
potají
list
häivehäivetekniikkasalakähmäisyyssalamyhkäisyys
laumuleg athöfn
darymas slaptadarymas vogčiomissėlinantisslaptas būdasvogčiomis
rīcība slepus/zagšus
gizli hareketgizlilik

stealth

[stelθ] Nsigilo m
by stealtha hurtadillas, sigilosamente

stealth

[ˈstɛlθ] ncélérité f
by stealth → furtivementStealth bomber nbombardier m furtif

stealth

nList f; (of fox also)Schläue f; by stealthdurch List

stealth

[stɛlθ] n by stealthfurtivamente, di nascosto

stealth

(stelθ) noun
a secret manner of acting. If I can't get what I want openly, I get it by stealth.
ˈstealthy adjective
acting, or done, with stealth. stealthy footsteps.
ˈstealthily adverb
ˈstealthiness noun
References in classic literature ?
By stealth, there had been there, in the darkness of the night, poor desolated creatures, who stole from their scanty hours' rest, that they might repay to him some of those ministrations of love in which he had always been so abundant.
The village looks at him by stealth, for it is afraid.
When, under cover of the night, I flew to Miss Mills, whom I saw by stealth in a back kitchen where there was a mangle, and implored Miss Mills to interpose between us and avert insanity.
When I had begun to advance Herbert's prospects by Stealth, I had been able to bear this with cheerful philosophy; he and his affianced, for their part, had naturally not been very anxious to introduce a third person into their interviews; and thus, although I was assured that I had risen in Clara's esteem, and although the young lady and I had long regularly interchanged messages and remembrances by Herbert, I had never seen her.
Now, after the smelling out of the witch-doctors, Chaka caused a watch to be kept upon his mother Unandi, and his wife Baleka, my sister, and report was brought to him by those who watched, that the two women came to my huts by stealth, and there kissed and nursed a boy--one of my children.
By Night he fled, and at Midnight return'd From compassing the Earth, cautious of day, Since URIEL Regent of the Sun descri'd His entrance, and forewarnd the Cherubim That kept thir watch; thence full of anguish driv'n, The space of seven continu'd Nights he rode With darkness, thrice the Equinoctial Line He circl'd, four times cross'd the Carr of Night From Pole to Pole, traversing each Colure; On the eighth return'd, and on the Coast averse From entrance or Cherubic Watch, by stealth Found unsuspected way.
Nevertheless,'' said Gurth, again laying down his head on the wooden log which served him for a pillow, ``both Jew and Gentile must be content to abide the opening of the great gate we suffer no visitors to depart by stealth at these unseasonable hours.
My master, continuing his discourse, said, "there was nothing that rendered the YAHOOS more odious, than their undistinguishing appetite to devour every thing that came in their way, whether herbs, roots, berries, the corrupted flesh of animals, or all mingled together: and it was peculiar in their temper, that they were fonder of what they could get by rapine or stealth, at a greater distance, than much better food provided for them at home.
To this his answer was that he thanked me for the disposition I showed to do honour to him and to regard myself as honoured by the bestowal of his treasure; but that as my father was alive it was his by right to make this demand, for if it were not in accordance with his full will and pleasure, Luscinda was not to be taken or given by stealth.
She could pass through the branches of the great trees now with all the agility and stealth of The Killer himself.
It was in vain to think of reaching it by stealth, since the natives escorted me in numbers wherever I went, and not for one single moment that I can recall to mind was I ever permitted to be alone.
They would feed him raw beef on a platter at the barrack- school, and he must smoke by stealth.