Associations to the word «Knight»


KNIGHT, noun. A warrior, especially of the Middle Ages.
KNIGHT, noun. A young servant or follower; a military attendant.
KNIGHT, noun. Nowadays, a person on whom a knighthood has been conferred by a monarch.
KNIGHT, noun. (chess) A chess piece, often in the shape of a horse's head, that is moved two squares in one direction and one at right angles to that direction in a single move, leaping over any intervening pieces.
KNIGHT, noun. (card games) (dated) A playing card bearing the figure of a knight; the knave or jack.
KNIGHT, verb. (transitive) To confer knighthood upon.
KNIGHT, verb. (chess) (transitive) To promote (a pawn) to a knight.
KNIGHT, proper noun. An English status surname for someone who was a mounted soldier.
KNIGHT BACHELOR, noun. (British) A man who has been knighted by the monarch but not as a member of one of the organized Orders of Chivalry; the lowest rank of knight in the British honours system.
KNIGHT BANNERET, noun. A mediaeval knight who led troops under his own banner.
KNIGHT BATCHELOR, noun. Alternative spelling of Knight Bachelor
KNIGHT CALIGATE, noun. (heraldry) (obsolete) (England) a knight of the common birth who acted as a herald, messenger, and arms-bearer for a noble house and was distinguished by travelling on foot, by his two-color coat, and by his startup
KNIGHT ERRANT, noun. Alternative form of knight-errant
KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR, noun. (idiomatic) A person who will rescue a dangerous situation; a hero.
KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOUR, noun. Alternative spelling of knight in shining armor
KNIGHT MARSHAL, noun. (UK) (historical) An officer in the royal household, responsible for maintaining order in court.
KNIGHT OF THE POST, noun. (archaic) A professional false witness.
KNIGHT PAWN, noun. (chess) A pawn on the knight's file; i.e., the b-file or g-file.
KNIGHT PAWNS, noun. Plural of knight pawn
KNIGHT SERVICE, noun. (now historical) The military service a knight owed under the feudal system as a condition of holding his lands; hence, the system of land tenure based on such service.
KNIGHT TEMPLAR, noun. A knightly member of the crusader age military order of Templars
KNIGHT TEMPLAR, noun. A member of a York rite masonic order

Dictionary definition

KNIGHT, noun. Originally a person of noble birth trained to arms and chivalry; today in Great Britain a person honored by the sovereign for personal merit.
KNIGHT, noun. A chessman shaped to resemble the head of a horse; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa).
KNIGHT, verb. Raise (someone) to knighthood; "The Beatles were knighted".

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