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
She was gaining considerable information regarding pirates and "pirating."
They are pirating the bill as well as the play here, everywhere.The Letters of Charles Dickens|Charles Dickens
"He has about twenty lawsuits with booksellers for pirating his book," Arbuthnot wrote to Swift on May 8th.Life And Letters Of John Gay (1685-1732)|Lewis Melville
But it was not anything to do with the true business of pirating that had brought forth that squeal from Dot Kenway.
Certain printers, however, made a practice of pirating some of the most popular English privileged books.Prices of Books|Henry B. Wheatley
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