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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

Today the American knight holds the commercial supremacy of the world.
Betsy Ross

When I seemed to be irritable or sad, my father would quote the learned Dr. Knight, and then say, 'Just go to sleep.' Like all smart aleck kids, I thought the advice was silly. But as I've grown older, I've realized just how smart Knight was.
Ben Stein

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

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

Spying is a like a game of chess: Sometimes you have to withdraw, sometimes you have to sacrifice one of your pieces to win - preferably a knight rather than a king or queen.
John Rhys-Davies
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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
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