"knight" Definition

  1. n. A young servant or follower; a military attendant.
  2. n. 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. n. 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. n. A champion; a partisan; a lover.
  5. n. A piece used in the game of chess, usually bearing a horse's head.
  6. n. A playing card bearing the figure of a knight; the knave or jack.
  7. v. t. 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 ---.

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Position in dictionary: 55154 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n., n., n., n., n., v. t.,
Words that start with "knight": 24
Words that end with "knight": 3
Words that contain "knight": 26
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English Dictionary Definition of knight

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