Knight - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |naɪt|  American pronunciation of the word knight
Brit.  |nʌɪt|  British pronunciation of the word 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
- a chessman shaped to resemble the head of a horse; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa) (syn: horse)

verb

- raise (someone) to knighthood(syn: dub)

Examples

He was made a knight.

He is to be knighted by the Queen for his career as an actor.

The Beatles were knighted

the knight's code of chivalry

...a poem in which a medieval knight encounters a mysterious beauty in a darkened delve...

...drew a handkerchief from the girdle around her waist and offered it to the knight as a token of affection...

...the lance struck squarely on the knight's shield, knocking him from his horse...

a story about a courageous knight who rescues a fair maiden

...in medieval legend Sir Galahad is the nonesuch of the noble knight with a pure and unselfish heart...

...in Arthurian legend, Sir Galahad is depicted as the one knight who is a paragon of virtue...

...a poem describing the forgotten sepulcher of a valiant knight of the Middle Ages...

The knight slew the dragon.

a brave knight and his noble steed

...the knight mounted his trusty steed...

Sir Edward Archer is an amorous knight.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: knight
he/she/it: knights
present participle: knighting
past tense: knighted
past participle: knighted
noun
singular: knight
plural: knights
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