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Online vs Freebooting - What's the difference?

online | freebooting |

As adjectives the difference between online and freebooting

is that online is describes a system which is connected (generally electrically) to a larger network while freebooting is engaged in piracy or plunder.

As an adverb online

is describes actions performed over the Internet.

As a noun freebooting is

piracy or plundering.

As a verb freebooting is

present participle of lang=en.



(wikipedia online)

Alternative forms

* on-line


(en adjective)
  • Describes a system which is connected (generally electrically) to a larger network.
  • # Describes a generator or power plant which is connected to the grid.
  • # Describes a computer which is connected to the Internet or to some other communications service – i.e., not simply with the cable plugged in, but has established a connection to a larger network (e.g., by dialing up).
  • Available over, or delivered from, the Internet.
  • * {{quote-magazine, title=No hiding place
  • , date=2013-05-25, volume=407, issue=8837, page=74, magazine=(The Economist) citation , passage=In America alone, people spent $170 billion on “direct marketing”—junk mail of both the physical and electronic varieties—last year. Yet of those who received unsolicited adverts through the post, only 3% bought anything as a result. If the bumf arrived electronically, the take-up rate was 0.1%. And for online adverts the “conversion” into sales was a minuscule 0.01%.}}
  • Connected to the Internet.
  • Available on a computer system, even if not networked.
  • Describes a system that is active, particularly building facilities (such as power) or a factory or power plant.
  • Antonyms

    * (connected to larger network) offline * (available on a computer system) hardcopy

    Derived terms

    * massive open online course (MOOC)


    (en adverb)
  • Describes actions performed over the Internet.
  • He works online .

    See also

    * come online


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  • Piracy or plundering
  • * {{quote-book, year=1853, author=James Richardson, title=Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=The Haghar are well known, even in Europe, for their freebooting propensities. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1900, author=Josephine Elizabeth Butler, title=Native Races and the War, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Why do you now refuse to protect your own highway into the Interior,
  • * {{quote-book, year=1921, author=Howard Pyle, title=Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=In a short time freebooting assumed all of the routine of a regular business. }}
  • The unauthorized rehosting of online media
  • Adjective

  • Engaged in piracy or plunder
  • * {{quote-book, year=1843, author=Ralph Waldo Emerson, title=The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol II., chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=In one respect, as I hinted above, it is only too good, so sure of success, I mean, that you are no longer secure of any respect to your property in our freebooting America. }}