Pilfer vs Stole - What's the difference?

pilfer | stole |


As verbs the difference between pilfer and stole

is that pilfer is to steal in small quantities, or articles of small value; to practise petty theft while stole is (steal).

As a noun stole is

an ecclesiastical garment or stole can be (botany) a stolon.

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pilfer

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To steal in small quantities, or articles of small value; to practise petty theft.
  • Derived terms

    * pilferage * pilferer

    stole

    English

    Etymology 1

    From the verb to steal .

    Verb

    (head)
  • (steal)
  • Etymology 2

    (etyl) stole, (etyl) stola, (etyl) , from "to set", "place", "equip", "send", akin to English stall.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An ecclesiastical garment.
  • * Certain robes indicate a position in the hierarchy; others correspond to function and may be worn by the same individual at different times. The most important vestment among the insignia [of the clergy] is the stole', the emblem of sacerdotal status, the origin of which is the ancient pallium. The '''stole originally was a draped garment, then a folded one with the appearance of a scarf, and, finally, in the 4th century, a scarf. As a symbol of jurisdiction in the Roman Empire, the supreme pontiff (the pope, or bishop of Rome) conferred it upon archbishops and, later, upon bishops, as emblematic of their sharing in the papal authority. ''Copyright 1994-1998 Encyclopaedia Britannica CD 98 Multimedia Edition
  • A scarf-like garment, often made of fur.
  • Etymology 3

    (etyl) stolo, (-onis).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (botany) A stolon.
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