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Definition of Knight

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 ---.

Knight Quotations

The noir hero is a knight in blood caked armor. He's dirty and he does his best to deny the fact that he's a hero the whole time.
Frank Miller

A true knight is fuller of bravery in the midst, than in the beginning of danger.
Philip Sidney

Heath Ledger's performance in 'The Dark Knight' quite simply changed the game. He raised the bar not just for actors in superhero films, but young actors everywhere; for me. His performance was dark, anarchic, dizzying, free, and totally, thrillingly, dangerous.
Tom Hiddleston

There is no greater way to ensure that universities remain a hotbed of leftist thought than to guarantee that professors knight their own successors. But that's basically how the Ph.D. system works, with sitting professors approving the work of would-be professors.
Ben Shapiro

I think I'm not really into the handsome, chivalrous knight; I like the bad boys.
Sophie Turner
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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