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 pirate pirate

noun

  • ( ) someone who uses another person's words or ideas as if they were his own  ( literary pirate, pirate, plagiariser, plagiarist, plagiarizer )
    someone who uses another person's words or ideas as if they were his own
  • ( ) someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation  ( buccaneer, pirate, sea robber, sea rover )
    someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation
  • a ship that is manned by pirates  ( pirate, pirate ship )
    a ship that is manned by pirates
  • verb

  • take arbitrarily or by force  ( commandeer, highjack, hijack, pirate )
    take arbitrarily or by force
     The Cubans commandeered the plane and flew it to Miami
    The Cubans commandeered the plane and flew it to Miami
  • copy illegally; of published material  ( pirate )
    copy illegally; of published material


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