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pur·loin

 (pər-loin′, pûr′loin′)
tr.v. pur·loined, pur·loin·ing, pur·loins
To steal, especially in a stealthy way. See Synonyms at steal.

[Middle English purloinen, to remove, from Anglo-Norman purloigner : pur-, away (from Latin prō-; see pro-1) + loign, far (from Latin longē, from longus, long; see del- in Indo-European roots).]

pur·loin′er n.

purloin

(pɜːˈlɔɪn)
vb
(Law) to take (something) dishonestly; steal
[C15: from Old French porloigner to put at a distance, from por- for +loin distant, from Latin longus long]
purˈloiner n

pur•loin

(pərˈlɔɪn, ˈpɜr lɔɪn)

v.t.
1. to take dishonestly; steal; filch.
v.i.
2. to commit theft; steal.
[1400–50; late Middle English purloynen < Anglo-French purloigner to put off, remove =pur- (< Latin prō- pro-1) + -loigner, derivative of loin at a distance, far off < Latin longē]
pur•loin′er, n.

purloin

- Meaning to steal, it is from Latin pur/pro, "forth," and loign, "far."
See also related terms for steal.

purloin


Past participle: purloined
Gerund: purloining

Imperative
purloin
purloin
Present
I purloin
you purloin
he/she/it purloins
we purloin
you purloin
they purloin
Preterite
I purloined
you purloined
he/she/it purloined
we purloined
you purloined
they purloined
Present Continuous
I am purloining
you are purloining
he/she/it is purloining
we are purloining
you are purloining
they are purloining
Present Perfect
I have purloined
you have purloined
he/she/it has purloined
we have purloined
you have purloined
they have purloined
Past Continuous
I was purloining
you were purloining
he/she/it was purloining
we were purloining
you were purloining
they were purloining
Past Perfect
I had purloined
you had purloined
he/she/it had purloined
we had purloined
you had purloined
they had purloined
Future
I will purloin
you will purloin
he/she/it will purloin
we will purloin
you will purloin
they will purloin
Future Perfect
I will have purloined
you will have purloined
he/she/it will have purloined
we will have purloined
you will have purloined
they will have purloined
Future Continuous
I will be purloining
you will be purloining
he/she/it will be purloining
we will be purloining
you will be purloining
they will be purloining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been purloining
you have been purloining
he/she/it has been purloining
we have been purloining
you have been purloining
they have been purloining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been purloining
you will have been purloining
he/she/it will have been purloining
we will have been purloining
you will have been purloining
they will have been purloining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been purloining
you had been purloining
he/she/it had been purloining
we had been purloining
you had been purloining
they had been purloining
Conditional
I would purloin
you would purloin
he/she/it would purloin
we would purloin
you would purloin
they would purloin
Past Conditional
I would have purloined
you would have purloined
he/she/it would have purloined
we would have purloined
you would have purloined
they would have purloined
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.purloin - make off with belongings of otherspurloin - make off with belongings of others  
steal - take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"

purloin

verb (Formal) steal, rob, lift (informal), nick (slang, chiefly Brit.), appropriate, trouser (slang), pinch (informal), swipe (slang), knock off (slang), blag (slang), pilfer, walk off with, snitch (slang), filch, prig (Brit. slang), snaffle (Brit. informal), thieve He was caught purloining books from the library.

purloin

verb
To take (another's property) without permission:
Informal: lift, swipe.
Translations

purloin

[pɜːˈlɔɪn] VT (frm or hum) → robar

purloin

[pɜːrˈlɔɪn] vtdérober

purloin

vt (form, hum)entwenden (form, hum)

purloin

[pɜːˈlɔɪn] vt (frm) → sottrarre, rubare
References in classic literature ?
They had been married but a few months when our visit to them commenced during which time they had been amply supported by a considerable sum of money which Augustus had gracefully purloined from his unworthy father's Escritoire, a few days before his union with Sophia.
They accordingly purloined several weapons and a barrel of gunpowder, as ammunition for their enterprise, and buried them in the river bank, intending to seize one of the boats, and make off in the night.
Mademoiselle Bourienne had purloined it from Princess Mary and given it to the old prince), and he heard from him the story of Natasha's elopement, with additions.
They tried to argue it away by reminding conscience that they had purloined sweetmeats and apples scores of times; but conscience was not to be appeased by such thin plausibilities; it seemed to them, in the end, that there was no getting around the stubborn fact that taking sweetmeats was only "hooking," while taking bacon and hams and such valuables was plain simple stealing -- and there was a command against that in the Bible.
Search was made for it in the hut, but it was nowhere to be found; and it was strongly suspected that it had been purloined by some of the connoisseurs from the other side of the river.
Found in a Bottle," "A Descent Into a Maelstrom" and "The Balloon Hoax"; such tales of conscience as "William Wilson," "The Black Cat" and "The Tell-tale Heart," wherein the retributions of remorse are portrayed with an awful fidelity; such tales of natural beauty as "The Island of the Fay" and "The Domain of Arnheim"; such marvellous studies in ratiocination as the "Gold-bug," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Purloined Letter" and "The Mystery of Marie Roget," the latter, a recital of fact, demonstrating the author's wonderful capability of correctly analyzing the mysteries of the human mind; such tales of illusion and banter as "The Premature Burial" and "The System of Dr.
I had first, however, provided for my sustenance for that day by a loaf of coarse bread, which I purloined, and a cup with which I could drink more conveniently than from my hand of the pure water which flowed by my retreat.
This affair of the purloined brother, as I had named it to myself, had a very puzzling physiognomy.
He married Beryl Garcia, one of the beauties of Costa Rica, and, having purloined a considerable sum of public money, he changed his name to Vandeleur and fled to England, where he established a school in the east of Yorkshire.
Steps had only to sound on the staircase, and she slipped her paper between the leaves of a great Greek dictionary which she had purloined from her father's room for this purpose.
I must be served at the fireside, she said; and she placed before me a little round stand with my cup and a plate of toast, absolutely as she used to accommodate me with some privately purloined dainty on a nursery chair: and I smiled and obeyed her as in bygone days.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday tried to diminish the significance of a former foreign policy adviser, who admitted to lying to the FBI about how, during last year's presidential campaign, he sought to meet with Russians offering"dirt" on Hillary Clinton based on purloined emails.