- Stolen is defined as something was taken by someone who was not the owner.
When you took a stranger's car without permission, this is an example of when you have stolen his car.
- Past participle of steal
- That has been stolen.
Variant of steal
transitive verbstole, stolen, stealing
- to take or appropriate (another's property, ideas, etc.) without permission, dishonestly, or unlawfully, esp. in a secret or surreptitious manner
- to get, take, or give slyly, surreptitiously, or without permission: to steal a look, to steal a kiss
- to take or gain insidiously or artfully: to steal someone's heart, to steal the puck in hockey
- to be the outstanding performer in (a scene, act, etc.), esp. in a subordinate role
- to move, put, carry, or convey surreptitiously or stealthily (in, into, from, away, etc.)
- ☆ Baseball to gain (a base) safely without the help of a hit, walk, or error, usually by running to it from another base while the pitch is being delivered
Origin of stealMiddle English stelen ; from Old English stælan, akin to German stehlen, probably altered ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ster-, to rob from source Classical Greek sterein, to rob
- to be a thief; practice theft
- to move, pass, etc. stealthily, quietly, gradually, or without being noticed
- Baseball to steal or attempt to steal a base
- an act of stealing
- something stolen
- something obtained at a ludicrously low cost