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KNIGHT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does knight mean? 

KNIGHT (noun)
  The noun KNIGHT has 2 senses:

1. originally a person of noble birth trained to arms and chivalry; today in Great Britain a person honored by the sovereign for personal merit
2. a chessman shaped to resemble the head of a horse; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa)

  Familiarity information: KNIGHT used as a noun is rare.


KNIGHT (verb)
  The verb KNIGHT has 1 sense:

1. raise (someone) to knighthood

  Familiarity information: KNIGHT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


KNIGHT (noun)


Sense 1knight [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Originally a person of noble birth trained to arms and chivalry; today in Great Britain a person honored by the sovereign for personal merit

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("knight" is a kind of...):

male aristocrat (a man who is an aristocrat)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "knight"):

carpet knight (a knight who spends his time in luxury and idleness (knighted on the carpet at court rather than on the field of battle))

bachelor; bachelor-at-arms; knight bachelor (a knight of the lowest order; could display only a pennon)

banneret; knight banneret; knight of the square flag (a knight honored for valor; entitled to display a square banner and to hold higher command)

Knight of the Round Table (in the Arthurian legend, a knight of King Arthur's court)

knight-errant (a wandering knight travelling in search of adventure)

Knight Templar; Templar (a knight of a religious military order established in 1118 to protect pilgrims and the Holy Sepulcher)

Instance hyponyms:

Geraint; Sir Geraint ((Arthurian legend) one of the knights of the Round Table)


Sense 2knight [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A chessman shaped to resemble the head of a horse; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

knight; horse

Hypernyms ("knight" is a kind of...):

chess piece; chessman (any of 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game of chess)

Domain category:

chess; chess game (a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king)


KNIGHT (verb)


Sense 1knight [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Raise (someone) to knighthood

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

knight; dub

Context example:

The Beatles were knighted

Hypernyms (to "knight" is one way to...):

ennoble; entitle; gentle (give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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