verb (used with object), pi·rat·ed, pi·rat·ing.
verb (used without object), pi·rat·ed, pi·rat·ing.
- piranesi, giovanni battista,
- pirate coast,
- pirate perch,
- pirates of penzance,
Origin of pirate
Examples from the Web for pirated
Except in pirated form, none of the Tracey Ullman Show shorts are available on the web.A 200-Hour ‘Simpsons’ Marathon? That’s Unpossible!|Rich Goldstein|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The friendly staff will even load your pirated software on your computer for you.The U.S. Tells You Where to Buy the Best Fake Designer Handbags, Pirated Movies, and More|Josh Rogin|February 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“You can whine all you want about free sites and pirated content,” he said.Free Porn Is Threatening the Adult Industry. Here Are Five Ways to Save It.|Aurora Snow|September 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Either they will do without textbooks or they will rely on pirated editions.No Matter What the Supreme Court Decides, Textbooks Will Continue to Be Expensive|Megan McArdle|October 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Many others who downloaded the pirated tape are not connected to the complaint.
The bill provided summary remedies for dealing with pirated works.
The Samuel Wilkinson translation we have chosen to reprint was the most often reprinted or pirated version in English.The System of Nature, Volume 1|Paul Henri Thiery (Baron D'Holbach)
Pirated versions began to appear in 1811, giving Daniel Jackson, Jr., as author.Alonzo and Melissa|Daniel Jackson, Jr.
Pirated copies might be seized (art. 13) in any of the countries, without prejudice to other punishment of the infringer.Copyright: Its History and Its Law|Richard Rogers Bowker
This, as the legitimate edition, should be preferred to the pirated ones by all such as care for honesty in letters.The King of Schnorrers|Israel Zangwill
- a vessel used by pirates
- (as modifier)a pirate ship
- a person or group of people who broadcast illegally
- (as modifier)a pirate radio station
Word Origin for pirate
c.1300 (mid-13c. as a surname), from Latin pirata "sailor, corsair, sea robber" (source of Spanish, Italian pirata, Dutch piraat, German Pirat), literally "one who attacks (ships)," from Greek peirates "brigand, pirate," literally "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. Latin peritus "experienced," periculum "trial, experiment; attempt on or against; enterprise;" see peril). An Old English word for it was sæsceaða. Meaning "one who takes another's work without permission" first recorded 1701; sense of "unlicensed radio broadcaster" is from 1913.
1570s, from pirate (n.). Related: Pirated; pirating.