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knight

knight

 
pronunciation:
naIt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: in medieval times, a warrior on horseback, esp. one who had served an apprenticeship and followed a strict code of conduct.
 
similar words:
cavalier
definition 2: a man given an honorary, nonhereditary rank by a sovereign for merit or service, that rank being next below a baronet.
definition 3: a member of a men's organization that calls its members knights.
definition 4: a chess piece in the shape of a horse's head.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: knighted, knighting, knights
definition: to confer the title of knight on.
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The words knight, and night (the opposite of day) sound alike but have different meanings.
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