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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 ?
Ney, who had had a corps of ten thousand men, reached Napoleon at Orsha with only one thousand men left, having abandoned all the rest and all his cannon, and having crossed the Dnieper at night by stealth at a wooded spot.
The march toward the village was now resumed, more slowly and with greater stealth, for Waziri knew that it was too late to rescue--their only mission could be one of revenge.
He proceeded with unwonted stealth, for Kulonga had taught him great respect for the little sharp splinters of wood which dealt death so swiftly and unerringly.
And then he went on more slowly and with greater stealth and caution, for now Tarzan of the Apes was seeking a kill.
I admired virtue and good feelings and loved the gentle manners and amiable qualities of my cottagers, but I was shut out from intercourse with them, except through means which I obtained by stealth, when I was unseen and unknown, and which rather increased than satisfied the desire I had of becoming one among my fellows.
A little disconcerted by this reception, Hugh looked from the secretary to Dennis, who had risen and was standing at the table too, observing the stranger by stealth, and seeming to derive the utmost satisfaction from his manners and appearance.
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.
After all, she is only a snake and with a snake's nature, which is to keep low and squirm, and proceed by stealth and cunning.
So, whereas the ape-man had gone carelessly before, he now became the personification of noiseless stealth.
The feud between the families dated from that tempest in the provincial teapot, and the surplus of votes on the wrong side was the reason why, thirty years after, Ursula had to meet her lover by stealth if she met him at all.
Nor did the striking of the clocks, hour after hour, appear to inspire him with any sense of drowsiness or any natural desire to go to rest, but rather to increase his wakefulness, which he showed, at every such indication of the progress of the night, by a suppressed cackling in his throat, and a motion of his shoulders, like one who laughs heartily but the same time slyly and by stealth.
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.