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  1. present participle of pirate

Extensive Definition

Pirates are people who commit the crime of piracy. From the original meaning of robbery at sea, usage of the term has extended to aviation and intellectual property.

Print and media

See also: List of fictional pirates
Pirates of the Caribbean (theme park ride)

Sporting teams

Most commonly "Pirates" refer to either:
  • Pittsburgh Pirates, U.S. Major League Baseball team, and the first team to use "Pirates".
"Pirates" has in the last 50 years been adopted by other teams as well:

Other uses

pirating in Asturian: Piratería (dixebra)
pirating in Catalan: Pirata
pirating in German: Pirat
pirating in Spanish: Piratería (desambiguación)
pirating in French: Pirate (homonymie)
pirating in Galician: Pirataría (homónimos)
pirating in Italian: Pirata
pirating in Dutch: Piraat
pirating in Japanese: パイレーツ
pirating in Polish: Piraci (ujednoznacznienie)
pirating in Portuguese: Pirata (desambiguação)
pirating in Russian: Пиратство (значения)
pirating in Finnish: Piratismi
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