What does Pirate mean?

Definitions for Pirate
ˈpaɪ rətPi·rate

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Pirate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. plagiarist, plagiarizer, plagiariser, literary pirate, pirate(noun)

    someone who uses another person's words or ideas as if they were his own

  2. pirate, buccaneer, sea robber, sea rover(noun)

    someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation

  3. pirate, pirate ship(verb)

    a ship that is manned by pirates

  4. pirate(verb)

    copy illegally; of published material

  5. commandeer, hijack, highjack, pirate(verb)

    take arbitrarily or by force

    "The Cubans commandeered the plane and flew it to Miami"

Wiktionary

  1. pirate(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From pirate, from pirata, from πειρατής, from πεῖρα.

  2. pirate(Noun)

    One who breaks intellectual property laws by reproducing protected works without permission

    Etymology: From pirate, from pirata, from πειρατής, from πεῖρα.

  3. pirate(Verb)

    To appropriate by piracy, plunder at sea.

    They pirated the tanker and sailed to a port where they could sell the ship and cargo.

    Etymology: From pirate, from pirata, from πειρατής, from πεῖρα.

  4. pirate(Verb)

    To create and/or sell an unauthorized copy of

    Etymology: From pirate, from pirata, from πειρατής, from πεῖρα.

  5. pirate(Verb)

    To knowingly obtain an unauthorized copy of

    Not willing to pay full price for the computer game, Heidi pirated a copy.

    Etymology: From pirate, from pirata, from πειρατής, from πεῖρα.

  6. pirate(Verb)

    To engage in piracy.

    He pirated in the Atlantic for years before becoming a privateer for the Queen.

    Etymology: From pirate, from pirata, from πειρατής, from πεῖρα.

  7. pirate(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From pirate, from pirata, from πειρατής, from πεῖρα.

  8. Pirate(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From pirate, from pirata, from πειρατής, from πεῖρα.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pirate(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Pirate(noun)

    an armed ship or vessel which sails without a legal commission, for the purpose of plundering other vessels on the high seas

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Pirate(noun)

    one who infringes the law of copyright, or publishes the work of an author without permission

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Pirate(verb)

    to play the pirate; to practice robbery on the high seas

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Pirate(verb)

    to publish, as books or writings, without the permission of the author

    Etymology: [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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pirate

    pī′rāt, n. one who, without authority, attempts to capture ships at sea: a sea-robber: an armed vessel which, without legal right, plunders other vessels at sea: one who steals or infringes a copyright.—v.t. to rob at sea: to take without permission, as books or writings.—n. Pī′racy, the crime of a pirate: robbery on the high seas: infringement of copyright.—adjs. Pirat′ic, -al, pertaining to a pirate: practising piracy.—adv. Pirat′ically. [Fr.,—L. pirata—Gr. peiratēspeiraein, to attempt.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. pirate

    A sea-robber, yet the word pirata has been formerly taken for a sea-captain. Also, an armed ship that roams the seas without any legal commission, and seizes or plunders every vessel she meets; their colours are said to be a black field with a skull, a battle-axe, and an hour-glass. (See PRAHU.)

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pirate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pirate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Pirate in a Sentence

  1. Mila Kunismay:

    Children are f–king crazy. They’re also suicidal. Like, at the park, certain jungle gyms have an opening for older kids to jump out of. [Wyatt is] 19 months; she can’t jump. She just walks off it as if she’s on a pirate ship.

  2. Zak Sutcliffe:

    There isn't a single 14-year-old I know who doesn't want to fly, ride a pirate ship and fight Stanley Tucci.

  3. Saethor Asgeirsson:

    I voted for the Pirate Party last time and I will do so again. It is time for something new on the table.

  4. Paul Kaye:

    You liked to live your life on the razor's edge for the buzz, you were an anti-star, a pirate and committed to our cause of shaking people's souls and buildings.

  5. Lisa Niziolek:

    Lisa Niziolek explained. In addition to ceramics, the ship was also carrying elephant tusks, possibly for use in medicine or art. Sweet-smelling resin, which could have been used for incense or for caulking ships, was also found. Previous carbon dating of the tusks and resin had dated the wreck to between 700 and 750 years ago. However, improved carbon dating techniques tell a different story. PIRATE MYSTERY : DOES THIS 300-YEAR-OLD BONE BELONG TO' BLACK SAM' BELLAMY ? When we got the results back and learned that the resin and tusk samples were older than previously thought, we were excited, we had suspected that based on inscriptions on the ceramics and conversations with colleagues in China and Japan, and it was great to have all these different types of data coming together to support it.

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