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Definition of Knight


  1. A young servant or follower; a military attendant.
  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. 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. A champion; a partisan; a lover.
  5. A piece used in the game of chess, usually bearing a horse's head.
  6. A playing card bearing the figure of a knight; the knave or jack.
  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 ---.
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Knight Translations

knight in Dutch is ridder, paard in schaakspel, paard
knight in French is chevalier
knight in German is Ritter
knight in Latin is miles militis
knight in Norwegian is ridder
knight in Spanish is caballero
knight in Swedish is adelsman, adla, riddare