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hack·er 1

 (hăk′ər)
n. Informal
1.
a. One who is proficient at using or programming a computer; a computer buff.
b. One who uses programming skills to gain illegal access to a computer network or file.
2. One who demonstrates poor or mediocre ability, especially in a sport: a weekend tennis hacker.

[Perhaps from hacker, amateurish or inept golfer or tennis player (possibly from hack), or perhaps from hack, practical joke, clever scheme (from dialectal hack, to embarrass, confuse, play a trick on).]
Word History: Computer programmers started using the word hacker in the 1960s as a positive term for a person of skillful programming ability. The usage probably derives from hack meaning "to chop," or from hacker, "an amateurish player, as at golf." As time went on, hacker became less positive, however. Already in the 1960s, engineering students at such universities as Cal Tech used the related noun hack to mean "an ingenious prank." Among the pranks that some computer programmers would engage in, of course, were break-ins into other computer systems. As such break-ins attracted national attention, the media seized upon the word hacker as the label for the perpetrators. Many programmers object to this usage, preferring to use the term cracker for a person who acts with malicious intent.

hack·er 2

 (hăk′ər)
n.
See hackie.

hacker

(ˈhækə)
n
1. (Computer Science) a person that hacks
2. (Computer Science) slang a computer fanatic, esp one who through a personal computer breaks into the computer system of a company, government, etc

hack•er

(ˈhæk ər)

n.
1. one that hacks.
2. a person who engages in an activity without talent or skill.
3. Slang.
a. a computer enthusiast who is esp. proficient in programming.
b. a computer user who attempts to gain unauthorized access to proprietary computer systems.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hacker - someone who plays golf poorly
golf player, golfer, linksman - someone who plays the game of golf
2.hacker - a programmer who breaks into computer systems in order to steal or change or destroy information as a form of cyber-terrorism
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
coder, computer programmer, programmer, software engineer - a person who designs and writes and tests computer programs
terrorist - a radical who employs terror as a political weapon; usually organizes with other terrorists in small cells; often uses religion as a cover for terrorist activities
3.hacker - a programmer for whom computing is its own reward; may enjoy the challenge of breaking into other computers but does no harm; "true hackers subscribe to a code of ethics and look down upon crackers"
coder, computer programmer, programmer, software engineer - a person who designs and writes and tests computer programs
4.hacker - one who works hard at boring tasks
unskilled person - a person who lacks technical training
plodder, slogger - someone who works slowly and monotonously for long hours
Translations
قُرْصان الكُمْبيوتِرمُخْتَرِق الحواسيبهاوي حاسوب
hackerpočítačový fanoušek
hackernørd
hakkeri
haker
hekkerszámítógépkalóz
ハッカー
해커
počítačový fanatikpočítačový pirát
heker
hackare
bilgisayar korsanıbilgisayar tutkunuhacker
tin tặc

hacker

[ˈhækəʳ] N (Comput) (= pirate) → pirata mf informático/a

hacker

[ˈhækər] n
(gaining illegal access to a computer system)pirate mf informatique, pirate mf
(= computer enthusiast) → passionné(e) m/f des ordinateurs

hacker

n (Comput) → Hacker(in) m(f)

hacker

[ˈhækəʳ] n (Comput) → hacker m/f inv

hack

(hӕk) verb
1. to cut or chop up roughly. The butcher hacked the beef into large pieces.
2. to cut (a path etc) roughly. He hacked his way through the jungle; He hacked (out) a path through the jungle.
noun
1. a rough cut made in something. He marked the tree by making a few hacks on the trunk.
2. a horse, or in the United States, a car, for hire.
ˈhacker noun
1. a person who illegally gains access to information stored in other people's computers.
2. a computer enthusiast.
ˈhacking adjective
(of a cough) rough and dry. He has had a hacking cough for weeks.
ˈhacksaw noun
a saw for cutting metals.

hacker

قُرْصان الكُمْبيوتِر hacker hacker Hacker χάκερ pirata informático hakkeri pirate informatique haker pirata informatico ハッカー 해커 hacker hacker haker hacker, pirata informático хакер hackare ผู้ที่ชำนาญในการใช้เครื่องคอมพิวเตอร์ในทางที่ผิดกฎหมาย hacker tin tặc 电脑黑客
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