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Meaning of PURLOIN

Pronunciation:  pur'loyn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  make off with belongings of others
 

PURLOIN is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: abstract, cabbage, filch, hook, lift, nobble, pilfer, pinch, snarf, sneak, swipe
 
 See Also: steal

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pur*loin"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Purloined}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Purloining}.] [OF. purloignier, porloignier, to
    retard, delay; pur, por, pour, for (L. pro) + loin far, far
    off (L. longe). See {Prolong}, and cf. {Eloign}.]
    To take or carry away for one's self; hence, to steal; to
    take by theft; to filch.
    
          Had from his wakeful custody purloined The guarded
          gold.                                    --Milton.
    
          when did the muse from Fletcher scenes purloin ?
                                                   --Dryden.
    
    
  2. \Pur*loin"\, v. i.
    To practice theft; to steal. --Titus ii. 10.
    
    
 

 

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