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Knight meaning

knight - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. A young servant or follower; a military attendant.
  2. 2. In feudal times, a man- at- arms serving on horseback and admitted to a certain military rank with special ceremonies, including an oath to protect the distressed, maintain the right, and live a stainless life.
  3. 3. One on whom knighthood, a dignity next below that of baronet, is conferred by the sovereign, entitling him to be addressed as Sir; as, Sir John.
  4. 4. A champion; a partisan; a lover.
  5. 5. A piece used in the game of chess, usually bearing a horse's head.
  6. 6. A playing card bearing the figure of a knight; the knave or jack.
  7. 7. To dub or create ( one) a knight; - done in England by the sovereign only, who taps the kneeling candidate with a sword, saying: Rise, Sir --.
  8. 8. Man of a certain feudal rank; member of one of certain orders; a title of honor; piece in chess.

knight - examples of usage

  1. Food was offered to the knight, and when he had eaten of it he had no desire to return to earth, but he was told that it was necessary to live out his natural life in the world and to leave his flesh and bones behind him before beginning the heavenly existence. - "The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries", W. Y. Evans Wentz.
  2. What he needed was a " white knight." - "Syndrome", Thomas Hoover.
  3. He was, after the manner of the times, a most accomplished knight. - "Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3)", Walter Scott.
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