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, piratenoun

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

  2. pirate, buccaneer, sea robber, sea rovernoun

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

  3. pirate, pirate shipverb

    a ship that is manned by pirates

  4. pirateverb

    copy illegally; of published material

  5. commandeer, hijack, highjack, pirateverb

    take arbitrarily or by force

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

Wiktionary

  1. piratenoun

    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. piratenoun

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

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

  3. pirateverb

    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. pirateverb

    To create and/or sell an unauthorized copy of

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

  5. pirateverb

    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. pirateverb

    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. pirateadjective

    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. Piratenoun

    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. Piratenoun

    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. Piratenoun

    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. Piratenoun

    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. Pirateverb

    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. Pirateverb

    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. Mikhail Gershkovich:

    We're currently holding talks with Twitch to sign a settlement agreement. The service has given us tools to combat pirate broadcasts and we are now only talking about compensation for damages between August and November.

  2. Mick Dwyer:

    Some like the bartender dressed up as a pirate, some say it's the cannon on the pirate ship model behind the bar.

  3. 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.

  4. Steve Jobs:

    Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. It’s better to be a pirate than to join the Navy.

  5. Joe Wright:

    I was particularly keen to make sure Tiger Lily wasn't a damsel in distress, tiger Lily is the bad-ass warrior who is far more pro-active physically in defeating (evil pirate) Blackbeard than any of the boys. She has all the action sequences.

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