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Definition 1: a chessman shaped to resemble the head of a horse; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for knight in the sense of this definition

(knight is a kind of ...) any of 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game of chess

(knight belongs to category ...) a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king

Definition 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 - [noun denoting person]

(knight is a kind of ...) a man who is an aristocrat

(... is a kind of knight ) a knight who spends his time in luxury and idleness (knighted on the carpet at court rather than on the field of battle)

(... is a kind of knight ) a knight of the lowest order; could display only a pennon

(... is a kind of knight ) a knight honored for valor; entitled to display a square banner and to hold higher command

(... is a kind of knight ) in the Arthurian legend, a knight of King Arthur's court

(... is a kind of knight ) a wandering knight travelling in search of adventure

(... is a kind of knight ) a knight of a religious military order established in 1118 to protect pilgrims and the Holy Sepulcher

(... is an instance of knight) (Arthurian legend) one of the knights of the Round Table

Samples where knight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Beatles were knighted

Synonyms for knight in the sense of this definition

(knight is a kind of ...) give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility

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