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Definitions of knight:

part of speech: noun

KNIGHTLY.

part of speech: noun

A man- at- arms: champion: one admitted in feudal times to a certain military rank: the rank of gentlemen next below baronets: a piece used in the game of chess.

part of speech: verb

To dub or create a knight, which is done by the sovereign, or the high officer acting in her name, giving the person to be knighted, who kneels at the ceremony, a touch with a sword, while the words are uttered, " Rise, Sir James," or " Sir John," as the person's name may be.

part of speech: verb transitive

To confer the honor of knighthood upon.

part of speech: verb transitive

To create a knight.

part of speech: noun

A title of rank next below that of a baronet, with the privilege of prefixing to the Christian name Sir, as " Sir John," " Sir James;" anciently, a young man admitted to the privilege of bearing arms, or to military rank.

part of speech: noun

One who holds rank next below a baronet, giving him the title Sir; in the Middle Ages, one of high birth, who, after serving as an esquire, was admitted to military rank; a champion; lover; one of the pieces in chess.

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