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proper noun 
  1. an English status surname for someone who was a mounted soldier
Etymology: knyghte from cniht, youth or servant


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noun 
  1. A warrior, especially of the Middle Ages.
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
  1. Nowadays, a person on whom a knighthood has been conferred by a monarch.
  2. (chess) A chess piece often in the shape of a horse's head that is moved two squares in one direction and one at right angles to that direction in a single move, leaping over any intervening pieces.
verb 
  1. To confer knighthood upon.
The king knighted the young squire.
Etymology: From Old English cniht ("boy").


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