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pirate

[ pahy-ruht ]
/ 藞pa瑟 r蓹t /
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noun
verb (used with object), pi路rat路ed, pi路rat路ing.
verb (used without object), pi路rat路ed, pi路rat路ing.
to commit or practice piracy.
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Origin of pirate

1250鈥1300; Middle English <Latin p墨r膩ta<Greek peir膩t岣梥, equivalent to peir膩-, variant stem of peir芒n to attack + -t膿s agent noun suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for pirate

pirate
/ (藞pa瑟r瑟t) /

noun
a person who commits piracy
  1. a vessel used by pirates
  2. (as modifier)a pirate ship
a person who illicitly uses or appropriates someone else's literary, artistic, or other work
  1. a person or group of people who broadcast illegally
  2. (as modifier)a pirate radio station
verb
(tr) to use, appropriate, or reproduce (artistic work, ideas, etc) illicitly

Derived forms of pirate

piratical (pa瑟藞r忙t瑟kl) or piratic, adjectivepiratically, adverb

Word Origin for pirate

C15: from Latin p墨r膩ta, from Greek peir膩t膿s one who attacks, from peira an attempt, attack
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