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Pirate vs. Freebooter

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Piratenoun

A criminal who plunders at sea; commonly attacking merchant vessels, though often pillaging port towns.

‘You should be cautious due to the Somali pirates.’;

Freebooternoun

An adventurer who pillages, plunders or wages ad-hoc war on other nations.

Piratenoun

An armed ship or vessel that sails for the purpose of plundering other vessels.

Freebooternoun

One who rehosts online media without authorization; one who freeboots.

Piratenoun

One who breaks intellectual property laws by reproducing protected works without permission

Freebooternoun

One who plunders or pillages without the authority of national warfare; a member of a predatory band; a pillager; a buccaneer; a sea robber.

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Piratenoun

(ornithology) A bird which practises kleptoparasitism.

Freebooternoun

someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)

Piratenoun

A kind of marble in children's games.

Pirateverb

(transitive) To appropriate by piracy, plunder at sea.

‘They pirated the tanker and sailed to a port where they could sell the ship and cargo.’;

Pirateverb

To create and/or sell an unauthorized copy of

Pirateverb

To knowingly obtain an unauthorized copy of

‘Not willing to pay full price for the computer game, Heidi pirated a copy.’;

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Pirateverb

(intransitive) To engage in piracy.

‘He pirated in the Atlantic for years before becoming a privateer for the Queen.’;

Pirateadjective

Illegally imitated or reproduced, said of a trademarked product or copyrighted work, or of the counterfeit itself.

Piratenoun

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.

Piratenoun

An armed ship or vessel which sails without a legal commission, for the purpose of plundering other vessels on the high seas.

Piratenoun

One who infringes the law of copyright, or publishes the work of an author without permission.

Pirateverb

To play the pirate; to practice robbery on the high seas.

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Pirateverb

To publish, as books or writings, without the permission of the author.

‘They advertised they would pirate his edition.’;

Piratenoun

someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation

Piratenoun

a ship manned by pirates

Pirateverb

copy illegally; of published material

Pirateverb

take arbitrarily or by force;

‘The Cubans commandeered the plane and flew it to Miami’;

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