Denizione di  pirate - dizionario di inglese del sito grammaticainglese.org - definizione traduzione e spiegazione grammaticale

Definizione monolingua pirate



pirate (third-person singular simple present pirates, present participle pirating, simple past and past participle pirated)

  1. (transitive, nautical) To appropriate by piracy, plunder at sea.
    They pirated the tanker and sailed to a port where they could sell the ship and cargo.
  2. (transitive, intellectual property) To create and/or sell an unauthorized copy of
  3. (transitive, intellectual property) To knowingly obtain an unauthorized copy of
    Not willing to pay full price for the computer game, Heidi pirated a copy.
    • 2002, John Sayle Watterson, College Football: History, Spectacle, Controversy, page 343
      In the 1970s cable companies began to pirate some of the football games that the networks had contracted to televise.
    • 2004, Wally Wang, Steal this File Sharing Book: What They Wont Tell You about File Sharing
      College students, with their limited budgets, often pirate software to save their money for buying more important items (like beer).
    • 2007, Diane Kresh, Council on Library and Information Resources, The Whole Digital Library Handbook, page 85
      Many college students now expect to sample, if not outright pirate, movies, music, software, and TV programs.
  4. (intransitive) To engage in piracy.
    He pirated in the Atlantic for years before becoming a privateer for the Queen.

pirate (plural pirates)

  1. A criminal who plunders at sea; commonly attacking merchant vessels, though often pillaging port towns.
  2. One who breaks intellectual property laws by reproducing protected works without permission
    • 2001, unidentified insider, quoted in John Alderman, Sonic Boom: Napster, MP3, and the New Pioneers of Music, Da Capo Press, ISBN 978-0-7382-0777-3, page 178:
      And Gnutella, Freenet and other pirate tools will offer plunderings beyond Fannings fantasies.
    • 2004, David Lubar, Dunk, page 20:
      They had watches that said Gucci or Rolex on them even though it was obvious theyd come straight here from some pirate factory in China.
    • 2008, Martha Vicinus, Caroline Eisner, Originality, Imitation, and Plagiarism: Teaching Writing in the Digital Age, page 21:
      If we untangle the claim that technology has turned Johnny Teenager into a pirate, what turns out to be fueling it is the idea that if Johnny Teenager were to share his unauthorized copy with two million of his closest friends the effect on a record company would be pretty similar to the effect of some CD factorys creating two million CDs and selling them cheap.

pirate (comparative more pirate, superlative most pirate)

  1. Illegaly imitated or reproduced, said of a well-known trademarked product or work subject to copyright protection and the counterfeit itself.


  1. piratically

Definizione italiano>inglese pirate

  one who plunders at sea
  Un criminale che saccheggia in mare; generalmente attacca navi mercantili, anche se spesso saccheggia anche città portuali.
  A criminal who plunders at sea; commonly attacking merchant vessels, though often pillaging port towns.
riprodurre abusivamente

Altri significati:

Traduzione 'veloce'

pirata ,corsaro ,piratare ,riprodurre abusivamente

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