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Noun: pirate  pI-rut
  1. Someone who uses another person's words or ideas as if they were his own
    "a self-confessed pirate";
    - plagiarist, plagiarizer, plagiariser [Brit], literary pirate
  2. Someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation
    - buccaneer, sea robber, sea rover
  3. A ship that is manned by pirates
    - pirate ship
Verb: pirate  pI-rut
  1. (crime) copy illegally; of published material
  2. (crime) take arbitrarily or by force
    "The Cubans pirated the plane and flew it to Miami";
    - commandeer, hijack, highjack

Derived forms: pirates, pirating, pirated

Type of: despoiler, freebooter, looter, pillager, plunderer, raider, ransacker, rip [N. Amer, informal], rip off [informal], seize, ship, spoiler, steal, stealer, thief

Encyclopedia: Pirate