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Definition 1: a ship that is manned by pirates - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for pirate in the sense of this definition

(pirate is a kind of ...) a vessel that carries passengers or freight

(... is a kind of pirate ) a swift pirate ship (often operating with official sanction)

Definition 2: someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for pirate in the sense of this definition

(pirate is a kind of ...) someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)

(... is a kind of pirate ) a pirate along the Barbary Coast

(... is a kind of pirate ) a Viking pirate chief

(... is an instance of pirate) French pirate who aided the United States in the War of 1812 and received an official pardon for his crimes (1780-1826)

(... is an instance of pirate) a Welsh buccaneer who raided Spanish colonies in the West Indies for the English (1635-1688)

(... is an instance of pirate) a Welsh pirate credited with having taken more than 400 ships (1682-1722)

(... is an instance of pirate) an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)

Definition 3: someone who uses another person's words or ideas as if they were his own - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for pirate in the sense of this definition

(pirate is a kind of ...) a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it

Definition 4: take arbitrarily or by force - [verb of contact]

Samples where pirate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Cubans commandeered the plane and flew it to Miami

Synonyms for pirate in the sense of this definition

(pirate is a kind of ...) take or capture by force

"The terrorists seized the politicians" "The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages"

(... is a kind of pirate ) subject an aircraft to air piracy

"the plane was skyjacked to Uzbekistan"

(... is a kind of pirate ) take someone's car from him by force, usually with the intention of stealing it

"My car was carjacked last night!"

(pirate belongs to category ...) (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act

"a long record of crimes"

Definition 5: copy illegally; of published material - [verb of possession]

(pirate is a kind of ...) take without the owner's consent

"Someone stole my wallet on the train" "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"

(pirate belongs to category ...) (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act

"a long record of crimes"

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