Knight (noun)

  1. A mounted warrior in former times, typically one of noble birth trained to arms and chivalry; a member of the nobility.
  2. A person awarded a non-hereditary title by a sovereign in recognition of merit.


Old english cniht "boy, servant", of germanic origin; related to dutch knecht and german knecht.


  1. King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table.
  2. Sir Lancelot was one of the bravest knights in the kingdom.
  3. He was made a knight in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
  4. Knights wore a suit of armor and rode horses into battle.
  5. The knight used his sword to defend the kingdom against invaders.
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