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knight

knight

 
pronunciation:
naIt
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a soldier on horseback in the Middle Ages. A knight had to serve as an apprentice and follow many rules.
 
definition 2: a man given a rank of honor by a king or queen for service to his country.
The general was made a knight after the war.
definition 3: a chess piece in the shape of a horse's head.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: knighted, knighting, knights
definition: to give the title of knight to.
The queen knighted the writer for his outstanding books.
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The words knight, and night (the opposite of day) sound alike but have different meanings.
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