pirate

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA (key): /ˈpaɪrɪt/ or /ˈpaɪrət/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: pi‧rate

Noun[change]

Singular
pirate

Plural
pirates

A pirate.
  1. (countable) A pirate is a commander of a ship, usually the ship goes around the seas to steal other people's stuff on other ships.
    There is a notorious pirate going around and taking over passenger ships.

Verb[change]

Plain form
pirate

Third-person singular
pirates

Past tense
pirated

Past participle
pirated

Present participle
pirating

  1. (transitive) If you 'pirate something, you create and/or sell an illegal copy of it.