Definition of Pirate

1. Noun. Someone who uses another person's words or ideas as if they were his own.




2. Verb. Copy illegally; of published material. "Sam and Sue pirate the movie "
Category relationships: Crime, Criminal Offence, Criminal Offense, Law-breaking, Offence, Offense
Generic synonyms: Steal
Derivative terms: Piracy

3. Noun. Someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation.

4. Verb. Take arbitrarily or by force. ; "The Cubans commandeered the plane and flew it to Miami"
Exact synonyms: Commandeer, Highjack, Hijack
Category relationships: Crime, Criminal Offence, Criminal Offense, Law-breaking, Offence, Offense
Generic synonyms: Seize
Specialized synonyms: Skyjack, Carjack
Derivative terms: Highjack, Highjacker, Highjacker, Highjacking, Hijack, Hijacker, Hijacker, Hijacking, Piracy

5. Noun. A ship that is manned by pirates.
Exact synonyms: Pirate Ship
Specialized synonyms: Corsair
Generic synonyms: Ship
Derivative terms: Piratical

Definition of Pirate

1. n. A robber on the high seas; one who by open violence takes the property of another on the high seas; especially, one who makes it his business to cruise for robbery or plunder; a freebooter on the seas; also, one who steals in a harbor.

2. v. i. To play the pirate; to practice robbery on the high seas.

3. v. t. To publish, as books or writings, without the permission of the author.

Definition of Pirate

1. Noun. (sports) someone connected with any of a number of sports teams known as the Pirates, as a fan, player, coach etc. ¹

2. Noun. A criminal who plunders at sea; commonly attacking merchant vessels, though often pillaging port towns. ¹

3. Noun. One who breaks intellectual property laws by reproducing protected works without permission ¹

4. Verb. (transitive nautical) To appropriate by piracy, plunder at sea. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive intellectual property) To create and/or sell an unauthorized copy of ¹

6. Verb. (transitive intellectual property) To knowingly obtain an unauthorized copy of ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To engage in piracy. ¹

8. Adjective. Illegaly imitated or reproduced, said of a well-known trademarked product or work subject to copyright protection and the counterfeit itself. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pirate

1. to commit piracy [v -RATED, -RATING, -RATES]

Medical Definition of Pirate

1. 1. A robber on the high seas; one who by open violence takes the property of another on the high seas; especially, one who makes it his business to cruise for robbery or plunder; a freebooter on the seas; also, one who steals in a harbor. 2. An armed ship or vessel which sails without a legal commission, for the purpose of plundering other vessels on the high seas. 3. One who infringes the law of copyright, or publishes the work of an author without permission. Pirate perch, a fresh water percoid fish of the United States (Aphredoderus Sayanus). It is of a dark olive colour, speckled with blackish spots. Origin: L. Pirata, Gr, fr. To attempt, undertake, from making attempts or attacks on ships, an attempt, trial; akin to E. Peril: cf. F. Pirate. See Peril. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pirate

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pirate (current term)
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Literary usage of Pirate

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1. Treasure Islandby Robert Louis Stevenson by Robert Louis Stevenson (1913)
"While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate..."

2. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1882)
"At the end of that time the pirate has caught up with him, published the book in ... The pirate carries on his business in perfect security and without the ..."

3. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1920)
"And the vessels of all nations, whether men-of-war, other public vessels, or merchantmen,1 can on the open sea 2 chase, attack, and seize the pirate, ..."

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