Adjective "Pirate" Definition and Examples




    1. a person who robs or commits illegal violence at sea or on the shores of the sea.

    2. a ship used by such persons.

    3. any plunderer, predator, etc.: confidence men, slumlords, and other pirates.

    4. a person who uses or reproduces the work or invention of another without authorization.

    5. Also called pirate stream. Geology. a stream that diverts into its own flow the headwaters of another stream, river, etc. verb (used with object), pirated, pirating.

    6. to commit piracy upon;


    "tapes can be pirate."

    "stations can be pirate."

    "products can be pirate."