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sto·len

 (stō′lən)
v.
Past participle of steal.

stolen

(ˈstəʊlən)
vb
the past participle of steal

steal

(stil)

v. stole, sto•len, steal•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to take (the property of another or others) without permission or right, esp. secretly or by force.
2. to appropriate (ideas, credit, words, etc.) without right or acknowledgment.
3. to take, get, or win insidiously, surreptitiously, subtly, or by chance: He stole my girlfriend.
4. to move, bring, convey, or put secretly or quietly; smuggle: She stole the dog upstairs at bedtime.
5. Baseball. (of a base runner) to reach (a base) safely by running while the ball is being pitched to the player at bat.
v.i.
6. to commit or practice theft.
7. to move, go, or come secretly, quietly, or unobserved: to steal out of a room.
8. to pass, happen, etc., imperceptibly, gently, or gradually: The years steal by.
9. Baseball. (of a base runner) to advance a base by running to it while the ball is being pitched to the player at bat.
n.
10. an act of stealing; theft.
11. the thing stolen.
12. something acquired at a cost far below its real value; bargain.
13. Baseball. the act of advancing a base by stealing.
Idioms:
1. steal a march on, to gain an advantage over, as by stealth.
2. steal someone's thunder,
a. to accept credit for another's work.
b. to detract from another's achievement by some action that anticipates or overshadows it.
3. steal the show,
a. to usurp the credit for something.
b. to be more outstanding than anyone or anything else.
[before 900; Middle English stelen, Old English stelan, c. Old Frisian, Old Norse stela, Old High German stelan, Gothic stilan]
steal′a•ble, adj.
steal′er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

stolen

adjective hot (slang), bent (slang), knockoff (informal), hooky (slang), off the back of a lorry (Brit. informal) dealing in stolen goods
Translations

stolen

[ˈstəʊlən]
A. PP of steal
B. ADJ
1. (lit) → robado
stolen goodsartículos mpl robados
stolen propertybienes mpl robados
see also dealer
2. (fig) [moment, pleasures, kisses] → robado

stolen

[ˈstəʊlən]
pp of steal
adjvolé(e)

stolen

ptp of steal
adjgestohlen; pleasuresheimlich; stolen goodsgestohlene Waren pl, → Diebesgut nt; to receive stolen goodsHehler msein; he was charged with receiving stolen goodser wurde wegen Hehlerei angeklagt or der Hehlerei bezichtigt
References in classic literature ?
The contraband and stolen property was piled in assorted heaps on the back veranda of the bungalow.
To the cooks and boats'-crews of every vessel that had dropped anchor off Berande in the past several years were ascribed the arrival of scores of the stolen articles and of the major portion of the ammunition.
Then he was to go with him and bring back the stolen money.
When therefore he went out, all four of them confessed to him that they had stolen the money, and said that they would willingly restore it and give him a heavy sum into the bargain, if he would not denounce them, for if he did they would be hanged.
So, offering him a robe as a reward, he asked of him whether he had noticed stolen cattle being driven past.
Finn the Red-Handed had stolen a skillet and a quan- tity of half-cured leaf tobacco, and had also brought a few corn-cobs to make pipes with.
They began to feel a vague fear that they had been doing wrong to run away; and next they thought of the stolen meat, and then the real torture came.
But the state lieth in all languages of good and evil; and whatever it saith it lieth; and whatever it hath it hath stolen.
After I had stolen the Magnet from her, only one young man continued to love the girl, and she married him and regained her happiness.
We are not informed whether the horses were stolen through the instigation and management of Rose; it is not improbable, for such was the perfidy he had intended to practice on a former occasion toward Mr.
As, for instance, the Sunday when Nelson and French Frank and Captain Spink stole the stolen salmon boat from Whisky Bob and Nicky the Greek.
I thought of course I had lost it in the heat of the struggle, but it was stolen.