The definition of Pirate

19 January 2011

After my crit today i realised that i hadn't actually defined what a Pirate was, only looked at the original Pirates that were around. So after realising this i have researched the technical term for pirate. I am focused on the 'old school' pirates. The pirates that ransacked ships and plundered the sea, so it was interesting to learn that although many other people have been called pirates eg, space pirates (firefly) the actual term for pirate is that of a person who robs AT SEA.

The Dictionaries Definition for Pirate:

"pi·rate  (prt)

a. One who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without commission from a sovereign nation.
b. A ship used for this purpose.
2. One who preys on others; a plunderer.
3. One who makes use of or reproduces the work of another without authorization.
4. One that operates an unlicensed, illegal television or radio station.
v. pi·rat·edpi·rat·ingpi·rates
1. To attack and rob (a ship at sea).
2. To take (something) by piracy.
3. To make use of or reproduce (another's work) without authorization.
To act as a pirate; practice piracy."