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knight

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a knight (warrior)
a knight (chess)
See also Knight

English

Etymology

From Old English cniht, boy

Pronunciation

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Noun

Singular
knight

Plural
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  1. A warrior, especially of the Middle Ages.
    King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
  2. Nowadays, a person on whom a knighthood has been conferred by a monarch.
  3. (chess) A chess piece, often in the shape of a horse's head, that is moved two squares in one direction and one at right angles to that direction in a single move, leaping over any intervening pieces.

Synonyms

  • (chess piece): horse (rare)

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Verb

Infinitive
to knight

Third person singular
-

Simple past
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Past participle
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Present participle
-

to knight (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To confer knighthood upon.
    The king knighted the young squire.

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