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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pirate  \Pi"rate\,  n.  [L.  pirata,  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  to  attempt, 
  undertake,  from  making  attempts  or  attacks  on  ships,  ?  an 
  attempt,  trial;  akin  to  E.  peril:  cf  F.  pirate.  See 
  1.  A  robber  on  the  high  seas;  one  who  by  open  violence  takes 
  the  property  of  another  on  the  high  seas;  especially,  one 
  who  makes  it  his  business  to  cruise  for  robbery  or 
  plunder;  a  freebooter  on  the  seas;  also  one  who  steals  in 
  a  harbor. 
  2.  An  armed  ship  or  vessel  which  sails  without  a  legal 
  commission,  for  the  purpose  of  plundering  other  vessels  on 
  the  high  seas. 
  3.  One  who  infringes  the  law  of  copyright,  or  publishes  the 
  work  of  an  author  without  permission. 
  {Pirate  perch}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  fresh-water  percoid  fish  of  the 
  United  States  ({Aphredoderus  Sayanus}).  It  is  of  a  dark 
  olive  color,  speckled  with  blackish  spots. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pirate  \Pi"rate\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Pirated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Pirating}.]  [Cf.  F.  pirater.] 
  To  play  the  pirate;  to  practice  robbery  on  the  high  seas. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pirate  \Pi"rate\,  v.  t. 
  To  publish,  as  books  or  writings,  without  the  permission  of 
  the  author. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  someone  who  uses  another  person's  words  or  ideas  is  they 
  were  his  own  [syn:  {plagiarist},  {literary  pirate}] 
  2:  someone  who  robs  at  sea  or  plunders  the  land  from  the  sea 
  without  having  a  commission  from  any  sovereign  nation 
  [syn:  {buccaneer},  {sea  robber},  {sea  rover}] 
  3:  a  ship  manned  by  pirates  [syn:  {pirate  ship}] 
  v  1:  copy  illegally;  of  published  material 
  2:  take  arbitrarily  or  by  force;  "The  Cubans  commandeered  the 
  plane  and  flew  it  to  Miami"  [syn:  {commandeer},  {hijack}, 
  {highjack},  {expropriate}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  {software  pirate} 

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