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Knight

Knight

WordNet



noun


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

verb


(3)   Raise (someone) to knighthood
"The Beatles were knighted"
Wiktonary



Etymology


knyghte from cniht, youth or servant

Proper noun



  1. An English status surname for someone who was a mounted soldier.