verb (used with object), pi·rat·ed, pi·rat·ing.
verb (used without object), pi·rat·ed, pi·rat·ing.
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Origin of pirate
OTHER WORDS FROM pirate
Example sentences from the Web for pirate
The superhero film, which premiered last month on WarnerMedia’s HBO Max streaming service at the same time it opened in theaters, immediately became a popular target of pirates.“Wonder Woman 1984” foreshadows Hollywood’s giant piracy problem|Adam Epstein|January 5, 2021|Quartz
The most amazing thing about “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla,” a game about Vikings, is how it somehow articulately ties together the stories of pirates, ancient Egyptian curses and George Washington.
With major films on HBO Max at day one, pirates can stay home and produce much higher-quality rip-offs.
This month alone, the incidents included six attacks logged by the Piracy Reporting Centre, all involved armed pirates on vessels off the coasts of Nigeria, Ghana or Benin.
George Townshend, commanding on that station, of the "piratical behavior" of Haddon.
In the 5th century we again hear of piratical incursions by the Heruli in the western seas.
If I were in the east now, I could stop the publication of a piratical book which has stolen some of my sketches.The Letters Of Mark Twain, Volume 1, 1853-1866|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
“He got an ugly wound in cutting out a piratical junk in the Indian seas,” said Murray.The Three Commanders|W.H.G. Kingston
The piratical slave-dealers of Georgia looked upon these people, both Exiles and slaves, with strong desire to possess them.The Exiles of Florida|Joshua R. Giddings
British Dictionary definitions for pirate
- 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