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1. knight

noun. ['ˈnaɪt'] originally a person of noble birth trained to arms and chivalry; today in Great Britain a person honored by the sovereign for personal merit.

Synonyms

  • bachelor-at-arms
  • knight of the square flag
  • banneret
  • knight-errant
  • male aristocrat
  • Knight of the Round Table
  • knight bachelor
  • Templar
  • knight banneret
  • Knight Templar
  • carpet knight

Antonyms

  • dishonor
  • agitate
  • lowborn
  • heavy

Etymology

  • knight (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • knighten (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Knight

  • overexcite
  • disinvite
  • semi-height
  • satterwhite
  • reinvite
  • reignite
  • nonwhite
  • forthright
  • de-excite
  • contrite
  • riunite
  • reunite
  • overwrite
  • overnite
  • overnight
  • mcwright
  • mcwhite
  • mcright
  • mccright
  • enwright
  • despite
  • clevite
  • uptight
  • upright
  • tonite
  • tonight
  • strite
  • streit
  • sprite
  • rewrite

Example sentences of the word knight


1. Noun, singular or mass
A knight costume has great appeal for many young boys.

2. Adjective
Making a knight costume can be done within an hour or so.

Quotes containing the word knight


1. I have come from the End of the World. From the River of Dreams, through the gauntlet and the Briar and the Deep Wyld, in order to stand before you today. I have but one request—to take my place at your side. To resume my duty as your knight, and to protect you and your kingdom for as long as I draw breath.
- Julie Kagawa, The Iron Knight

2. As a girl, she had come to believe in the ideal man -- the prince or knight of her childhood stories. In the real world, however, men like that simply didn't exist.
- Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle

3. For someone who is supposed to be a knight in shining armor, you're acting like an ass in aluminum foil.
- Lisa Logue, Cursed Secrets

2. knight-errant

noun. a wandering knight travelling in search of adventure.

3. knight

noun. ['ˈnaɪt'] a chessman shaped to resemble the head of a horse; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa).

Synonyms

  • chess piece
  • chessman

Antonyms

  • Lady
  • noblewoman
  • demote

Etymology

  • knight (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • knighten (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. knight

verb. ['ˈnaɪt'] raise (someone) to knighthood.

Synonyms

  • dub
  • entitle
  • gentle

Antonyms

  • intense
  • steep
  • unkind
  • loud

Etymology

  • knight (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • knighten (Middle English (1100-1500))
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