pirate

  • 1pirate — [ pirat ] n. m. • 1213; lat. pirata, gr. peiratês 1 ♦ Anciennt Aventurier qui courait les mers pour piller les navires de commerce. ⇒ boucanier, corsaire, écumeur, flibustier, forban. « purger les mers des pirates qui les infestaient » (Bossuet) …

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  • 2pirate — pi‧rate [ˈpaɪərət ǁ ˈpaɪrət] noun [countable] LAW 1. a person or organization that dishonestly copies and sells films, tapes etc for which the copyright (= legal ownership) belongs to others: • Manufacturers fear that the city may emerge as a new …

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  • 3pirate — pirate, freebooter, buccaneer, privateer, corsair basically mean one who sails in search of plunder. Pirate suggests a person or a ship or its crew that without a commission from an established civilized state cruises about in quest of ships to… …

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  • 4pirate — pi·rate 1 / pī rət/ n: a person who commits piracy pirate 2 vb pi·rat·ed, pi·rat·ing vt: to take or appropriate by piracy; esp: to copy, distribute, or use without authorization esp. in infringement of copyright the pirated software piratin …

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  • 5Pirate — 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 {Peril}.] 1. A robber on the high seas; one who by open violence takes the property of …

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  • 6Pirate TV — was a show on MTV that premiered January 26, 1990. Set on a boat that beamed illegal television signals, Pirate TV consisted of skits and parodies of commercials and television programs, including Rastapiece Theater , a takeoff of Masterpiece… …

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  • 7pirate — (n.) mid 13c., from O.Fr. pirate, from L. pirata sailor, sea robber, from Gk. peirates brigand, pirate, lit. one who attacks, from peiran to attack, make a hostile attempt on, try, from peira trial, an attempt, attack, from PIE root *per try (Cf …

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  • 8pirate — ► NOUN 1) a person who attacks and robs ships at sea. 2) (before another noun ) denoting a text, film, recording, etc. that has been reproduced and used for profit without permission: pirate videos. 3) (before another noun ) denoting an… …

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  • 9Pirate — 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. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 10Pirate — Pi rate, v. t. To publish, as books or writings, without the permission of the author. [1913 Webster] They advertised they would pirate his edition. Pope. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 11pirate — Pirate, m. p. Est un mot pur Grec, mais nous n escrivons et ne prononçons la diphtongue Grecque {{t=g}}éi,{{/t}} que par i. ce qui monstre l erreur de ceux qui l escrivent par y. et signifie celuy qui va flottant sur la mer pour essayer son… …

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  • 12pirate — [n] buccaneer corsair, filibuster, freebooter, marauder, picaroon, privateer, raider, rover, sea rover; concept 412 …

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  • 13pirate — PIRATE. s. m. Escumeur de mer, celuy qui court les mers sans commission d aucun Prince, pour voler, pour piller. Il tomba entre les mains des Pirates. nettoyer les mers de Pirates. l expedition de Pompée contre les Pirates. la guerre des Pirates …

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  • 14pirate — [pī′rət] n. [ME < L pirata < Gr peiratēs < peirān, to attempt, attack < IE base * per , to bring through, penetrate > FARE] 1. a person who practices piracy; esp., a robber of ships on the high seas 2. a ship used by pirates in… …

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  • 15Pirate — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Pirate (homonymie).  Ne doit pas être confondu avec Corsaire …

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  • 16Pirate FM — Infobox Radio station name = Pirate FM branding = Cornwall s Pirate FM Slogan = Real Music Variety airdate = April 3 1992 frequency = 102.2 MHz, 102.8 MHz share = 14.70% share as of = December 2007 share source =… …

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  • 17pirate — 01. The old man told an amazing tale of being kidnapped by [pirates], and taken as a slave to the Caribbean. 02. The young boys dreamed of going on a daring adventure to find [pirates ] treasure. 03. Los Cabos, in the southern Baja Peninsula, was …

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  • 18pirate — (pi ra t ) s. m. 1°   Celui qui n a de commission d aucun gouvernement, et qui court les mers pour piller. •   De nos jeunes guerriers la troupe vagabonde Allait courir fortune aux orages du monde, Et déjà pour voguer abandonnait le bord, Quand l …

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  • 19pirate — I UK [ˈpaɪrət] / US noun [countable] Word forms pirate : singular pirate plural pirates 1) someone who attacks ships while they are sailing in order to steal things from them 2) a) someone who illegally makes and sells copies of computer programs …

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  • 20pirate — piratelike, adj. piratical /puy rat i keuhl, pi /, piratic, adj. piratically, adv. /puy reuht/, n., v., pirated, pirating. n. 1. a person who robs or commits illegal violence at sea or on the shores of the sea. 2. a ship used by such persons …

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