The difference between Abstract and Steal

When used as nouns, abstract means an abridgement or summary of a longer publication, whereas steal means the act of stealing.

When used as verbs, abstract means to separate, whereas steal means to take illegally, or without the owner's permission, something owned by someone else.

Abstract is also adjective with the meaning: derived.

check bellow for the other definitions of Abstract and Steal

  1. Abstract as a noun:

    An abridgement or summary of a longer publication.

  2. Abstract as a noun (medicine):

    Something that concentrates in itself the qualities of a larger item, or multiple items. Concentrated essence of a product. A powdered solid extract of a medicinal substance mixed with lactose.

  3. Abstract as a noun:

    An abstraction; an abstract term; that which is abstract.

  4. Abstract as a noun:

    The theoretical way of looking at things; something that exists only in idealized form.

  5. Abstract as a noun (arts):

    An abstract work of art.

  6. Abstract as a noun (real estate):

    A summary title of the key points detailing a tract of land, for ownership; abstract of title.

  1. Abstract as an adjective (obsolete):

    Derived; extracted.

  2. Abstract as an adjective (now, rare):

    Drawn away; removed from; apart from; separate.

  3. Abstract as an adjective:

    Expressing a property or attribute separately of an object that is considered to be inherent to that object.

  4. Abstract as an adjective:

    Considered apart from any application to a particular object; not concrete; ideal; non-specific; general, as opposed to specific.

  5. Abstract as an adjective:

    Difficult to understand; abstruse; hard to conceptualize.

  6. Abstract as an adjective (archaic):


  7. Abstract as an adjective (arts):

    Pertaining to the formal aspect of art, such as the lines, colors, shapes, and the relationships among them. Free from representational qualities, in particular the non-representational styles of the 20th century. Absolute. Lacking a story.

  8. Abstract as an adjective:

    Insufficiently factual.

  9. Abstract as an adjective:

    Apart from practice or reality; vague; theoretical; impersonal; not applied.

  10. Abstract as an adjective (grammar):

    As a noun, denoting an intangible as opposed to an object, place, or person.

  11. Abstract as an adjective (computing):

    Of a class in object-oriented programming, being a partial basis for subclasses rather than a complete template for objects.

  1. Abstract as a verb (transitive):

    To separate; to disengage.

  2. Abstract as a verb (transitive):

    To remove; to take away; withdraw.

  3. Abstract as a verb (transitive, euphemistic):

    To steal; to take away; to remove without permission.

  4. Abstract as a verb (transitive):

    To summarize; to abridge; to epitomize.


    "rfquotek Franklin"

  5. Abstract as a verb (transitive, obsolete):

    To extract by means of distillation.

  6. Abstract as a verb (transitive):

    To consider abstractly; to contemplate separately or by itself; to consider theoretically; to look at as a general quality.

  7. Abstract as a verb (intransitive, reflexive, literally, figuratively):

    To withdraw oneself; to retire.

  8. Abstract as a verb (transitive):

    To draw off (interest or attention).


    "He was wholly abstracted by other objects."

  9. Abstract as a verb (intransitive, rare):

    To perform the process of abstraction.

  10. Abstract as a verb (intransitive, fine arts):

    To create abstractions.

  11. Abstract as a verb (intransitive, computing):

    To produce an abstraction, usually by refactoring existing code. Generally used with "out".


    "He abstracted out the square root function."

  1. Steal as a verb (transitive):

    To take illegally, or without the owner's permission, something owned by someone else.


    "Three irreplaceable paintings were stolen from the gallery."

  2. Steal as a verb (transitive, of ideas, words, music, a look, credit, etc.):

    To appropriate without giving credit or acknowledgement.


    "They stole my idea for a biodegradable, disposable garbage de-odorizer."

  3. Steal as a verb (transitive):

    To get or effect surreptitiously or artfully.


    "He stole glances at the pretty woman across the street."

  4. Steal as a verb (transitive, colloquial):

    To acquire at a low price.


    "He stole the car for two thousand less than its book value."

  5. Steal as a verb (transitive):

    To draw attention unexpectedly in (an entertainment), especially by being the outstanding performer. Usually used in the phrase steal the show.

  6. Steal as a verb (intransitive):

    To move silently or secretly.


    "He stole across the room, trying not to wake her."

  7. Steal as a verb:

    To withdraw or convey (oneself) clandestinely.

  8. Steal as a verb (transitive, baseball):

    To advance safely to (another base) during the delivery of a pitch, without the aid of a hit, walk, passed ball, wild pitch, or defensive indifference.

  9. Steal as a verb (sports, transitive):

    To dispossess

  10. Steal as a verb (humorous, transitive):

    To acquire; to get


    "Hold on, I need to steal a phone from the office. I'll be back real quick."

  1. Steal as a noun:

    The act of stealing.

  2. Steal as a noun:

    A piece of merchandise available at a very attractive price.


    "At this price, this car is a steal."

  3. Steal as a noun (basketball, ice hockey):

    A situation in which a defensive player actively takes possession of the ball or puck from the opponent's team.

  4. Steal as a noun (baseball):

    A stolen base.

  5. Steal as a noun (curling):

    Scoring in an end without the hammer.

  6. Steal as a noun (computing):

    A policy in database systems that a database follows which allows a transaction to be written on nonvolatile storage before its commit occurs.