Corsair

  • 1 Corsair — bezeichnet: auf englisch die einstigen Freibeuter der Meere (Piraten), auch bekannt als Korsaren (fr. Corsaires) das Unternehmen Corsair Memory die Fluggesellschaft des TUI Konzerns Corsairfly das amerikanische Militärflugzeug Chance Vought F4U… …

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  • 2 Corsair — Cor sair (k?r s?r), n. [F. corsaire (cf. It. corsare, corsale, Pr. corsari), LL. corsarius, fr. L. cursus a running, course, whence Sp. corso cruise, corsa cruise, coasting voyage, corsear to cruise against the enemy, to pirate, corsario cruising …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 corsair — (n.) 1540s, from M.Fr. corsaire (15c.), from Prov. cursar, It. corsaro, from M.L. cursarius pirate, from L. cursus course, a running, from currere to run (see CURRENT (Cf. current)). Meaning of the Medieval Latin verb evolved from course to… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 corsair — *pirate, freebooter, buccaneer, privateer …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 corsair — ► NOUN 1) archaic a pirate. 2) historical a privateer, especially one operating along the southern shore of the Mediterranean. ORIGIN French corsaire, from Latin cursus a raid, plunder …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 corsair — [kôr′ser΄, kôr ser′] n. [Fr corsaire < Prov corsar < It corsaro < ML cursarius, pirate, orig. swift < L cursus,COURSE] 1. a privateer, esp. of Barbary 2. a pirate 3. a pirate ship …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Corsair — For other uses, see Corsair (disambiguation). Cossacks of Azov boarding the Turkish corsairs. Corsairs (French: corsaire) were privateers, authorized to conduct raids on shipping of a nation at war with France …

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  • 8 Corsair — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Corsair », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Corsairfly, anciennement Corsair, compagnie… …

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  • 9 corsair — UK [ˈkɔː(r)seə(r)] / US [ˈkɔrˌser] noun [countable] Word forms corsair : singular corsair plural corsairs an old word for a pirate …

    English dictionary

  • 10 corsair — noun /ˈkɔːsɛː/ a) A French privateer, especially from the port of St Malo 1840 If I had been born a corsair or a pirate, a brigand, genteel highwayman or patriot and theyre the same thing, thought Mr. Tappertit, musing among the nine pins, I… …

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  • 11 corsair — [15] Etymologically, a corsair is someone who goes on a ‘course’. Latin cursus (source of English course) was a derivative of Latin currere ‘run’, and meant originally a ‘run’. From this it developed to ‘journey’ and ‘expedition’ to ‘hostile or… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 12 corsair — [15] Etymologically, a corsair is someone who goes on a ‘course’. Latin cursus (source of English course) was a derivative of Latin currere ‘run’, and meant originally a ‘run’. From this it developed to ‘journey’ and ‘expedition’ to ‘hostile or… …

    Word origins

  • 13 corsair — noun Etymology: Middle French & Old Italian; Middle French corsaire pirate, from Old Occitan corsari, from Old Italian corsaro, from Medieval Latin cursarius, from Latin cursus course more at course Date: 1549 pirate; especially a privateer of… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 corsair — /kawr sair/, n. 1. a fast ship used for piracy. 2. a pirate, esp. formerly of the Barbary Coast. 3. (cap.) Mil. a gull winged, propeller driven fighter plane built for the U.S. Navy in World War II and kept in service into the early 1950s. [1540… …

    Universalium

  • 15 corsair — cor·sair (korґsār) any of various biting reduviid bugs of the genus Melanolestes …

    Medical dictionary

  • 16 corsair — cor|sair [ kɔr,ser ] noun count an old word for a pirate …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 Corsair — Chance Vought single engine fighter popular during World War II (F4U) …

    Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • 18 corsair — cor·sair || kɔːseÉ™ n. pirate; pirate ship …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 corsair — [kɔ: sɛ:, kɔ:sɛ:] noun archaic a pirate. ↘historical a privateer, especially one operating along the southern shore of the Mediterranean. Origin C16: from Fr. corsaire, from med. L. cursarius, from cursus a raid, plunder , special use of L.… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 corsair — n. Pirate, buccaneer, picaroon, sea rover, sea robber …

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