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Meaning & Definition of Pirate in English

English

Pirate

/paɪrət/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • plagiarist
  • ,
  • plagiarizer
  • ,
  • plagiariser
  • ,
  • literary pirate
  • ,
  • pirate

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

    synonym:
  • pirate
  • ,
  • buccaneer
  • ,
  • sea robber
  • ,
  • sea rover

3. A ship that is manned by pirates

    synonym:
  • pirate
  • ,
  • pirate ship

verb

1. Copy illegally

  • Of published material
    synonym:
  • pirate

2. Take arbitrarily or by force

  • "The cubans commandeered the plane and flew it to miami"
    synonym:
  • commandeer
  • ,
  • hijack
  • ,
  • highjack
  • ,
  • pirate

Examples of using

She wore a pirate costume for Halloween.
The pirate was observing the sea with his monocular.