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Meaning of PIRATE

Pronunciation:  'pIrat

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a ship manned by pirates
  2. [n]  someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation
  3. [n]  someone who uses another person's words or ideas as if they were his own
  4. [v]  take arbitrarily or by force; "The Cubans commandeered the plane and flew it to Miami"
  5. [v]  copy illegally; of published material

PIRATE is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: buccaneer, commandeer, highjack, hijack, literary pirate, pirate ship, plagiariser, plagiarist, plagiarizer, sea robber, sea rover
 See Also: Barbary pirate, Bartholomew Roberts, Blackbeard, carjack, corsair, corsair, despoiler, Edward Teach, Edward Thatch, freebooter, Henry Morgan, Jean Laffite, Jean Lafitte, Laffite, Lafitte, looter, Morgan, pillager, plunderer, raider, Roberts, sea king, seize, ship, Sir Henry Morgan, spoiler, steal, stealer, Teach, Thatch, thief



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pi"rate\, n. [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
    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} (Zo["o]l.), a fresh-water percoid fish of the
       United States ({Aphredoderus Sayanus}). It is of a dark
       olive color, speckled with blackish spots.
  2. \Pi"rate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Pirated}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Pirating}.] [Cf. F. pirater.]
    To play the pirate; to practice robbery on the high seas.
  3. \Pi"rate\, v. t.
    To publish, as books or writings, without the permission of
    the author.
       They advertised they would pirate his edition. --Pope.
Computing Dictionary

software pirate

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a pirate in your dream means that some person or situation is adding chaos to your emotional life. You may feel that someone has violated your integrity or creativity. Alternatively, the pirate may symbolize freedom and one who defies authority. You may have desires to explore new adventures and take riskier ventures.
Thesaurus Terms
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