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.
An armed ship or vessel which sails without a legal commission, for the purpose of plundering other vessels on the high seas.
One who infringes the law of copyright, or publishes the work of an author without permission.
To play the pirate; to practice robbery on the high seas.
To publish, as books or writings, without the permission of the author.
The autumn wind is a pirate. Blustering in from sea with a rollicking song he sweeps along swaggering boisterously. His face is weather beaten, he wears a hooded sash with a silver hat about his head... The autumn wind is a Raider, pillaging just for fun. Steve Sabol
In the movies, I loved Errol Flynn whether he was playing a soldier or a pirate. I dug pirates. In fact, my first exposure to live performances was when my paternal grandfather took me to a D'Oyly Carte performance of 'The Pirates of Penzance' which impresario Sol Hurok imported from London. I loved every minute of it. Stephen Lang
pirate in Dutch is zeeschuimer, zeerover, piraat
pirate in Finnish is merirosvo
pirate in French is pirate, corsaire
pirate in German is Pirat
pirate in Italian is pirata
pirate in Portuguese is pirata
pirate in Spanish is pirata