hijack vs pirate what difference

what is difference between hijack and pirate

English

Alternative forms

  • hi-jack, highjack

Etymology

Possibly from a blend of highway +‎ jacker (one who holds up).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhaɪ.dʒæk/

Verb

hijack (third-person singular simple present hijacks, present participle hijacking, simple past and past participle hijacked)

  1. To forcibly stop and seize control of some vehicle in order to rob it or to reach a destination (especially an airplane, truck or a boat).
  2. To seize control of some process or resource to achieve a purpose other than its originally intended one.
  3. (computing) To seize control of a networked computer by means of infecting it with a worm or other malware, thereby turning it into a zombie.
  4. (computing) To change software settings without a user’s knowledge so as to force that user to visit a certain web site (to hijack a browser).
  5. (politics) To introduce an amendment deleting the contents of a bill and inserting entirely new provisions.

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

hijack (plural hijacks)

  1. An instance of hijacking; the illegal seizure of a vehicle; a hijacking.
  2. An instance of a seizure and redirection of a process.
  3. (politics) An amendment which deletes the contents of a bill and inserts entirely new provisions.
  4. (poker slang) Preflop, the position two before the dealer.

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References



English

Etymology

From Old French pirate, from Latin pīrāta, from Ancient Greek πειρατής (peiratḗs), from πεῖρα (peîra, trial, attempt, plot).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpaɪ̯(ə)ɹɪt/, /ˈpaɪ̯(ə)ɹət/

Noun

pirate (plural pirates)

  1. A criminal who plunders at sea; commonly attacking merchant vessels, though often pillaging port towns.
  2. An armed ship or vessel that sails for the purpose of plundering other vessels.
  3. 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, page 178:
      And Gnutella, Freenet and other pirate tools will offer plunderings beyond Fanning’s fantasies.
    • 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 factory’s creating two million CDs and selling them cheap.
  4. (ornithology) A bird which practises kleptoparasitism.
  5. A kind of marble in children’s games.
    • 1999, Abdelkader Benali, Susan Massotty, Wedding by the Sea (page 60)
      Most of the time it went fine; some of his classmates had so many marbles they could have opened up their own shop in smurfs, pirates, purple aggies and pink panthers.

Synonyms

  • (one who plunders at sea): buccaneer, corsair, see also Thesaurus:pirate
  • (one who breaks intellectual property laws by copying): bootlegger

Related terms

Translations

Verb

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

  1. (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.
  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.
    • 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.
  5. (transitive, intransitive, Philippines) To entice an employee to switch from a competing company to one’s own.

Synonyms

  • (appropriate by piracy):
  • (make illegal copy): plagiarize, counterfeit
  • (engage in piracy):

Translations

Adjective

pirate (comparative more pirate, superlative most pirate)

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

Synonyms

  • pirated
  • counterfeit

Translations

See also

  • Jolly Roger
  • skull and crossbones

Anagrams

  • eartip, pratie, pteria

Esperanto

Etymology

pirato (a pirate, noun) +‎ -e.

Adverb

pirate

  1. piratically

Related terms

  • pirata (piratical)
  • pirati (to pirate)

French

Etymology

From Old French pirate, from Latin pīrāta.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pi.ʁat/

Noun

pirate m or f (plural pirates)

  1. pirate

Synonyms

  • boucanier m
  • corsaire m
  • flibustier m

Derived terms

Anagrams

  • paitre, paître, parité, partie, patrie, prêtai, repait, repaît

Further reading

  • “pirate” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Norman

Etymology

From Old French pirate, from Latin pīrāta, from Ancient Greek πειρατής (peiratḗs), from πεῖρα (peîra, trial, attempt, plot).

Noun

pirate m (plural pirates)

  1. (Jersey) pirate

Old French

Etymology

From Latin pīrāta.

Noun

pirate m (oblique plural pirates, nominative singular pirates, nominative plural pirate)

  1. pirate (one who attacks watercraft)

Descendants

  • Middle French: pirate
    • French: pirate
    • Dutch: piraat
  • Norman: pirate
  • Middle English: pirate
    • English: pirate

References

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l’ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (pirate, supplement)

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