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kaiser Tweet Definition of kaiser Like Definition of kaiser on Facebook
noun
  1. An emperor of a German-speaking country, particularly the Holy Roman Empire (962-1806), the Austrian Empire (1806-1918), and the German Empire (1871-1918).
  2. a person who exercises or tries to exercise absolute authority; autocrat.
Khan Tweet Definition of Khan Like Definition of Khan on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a male given name of Turkishorigin used extensively among muslims of the South Asia.
  2. a surname derived from the given name
khanate Tweet Definition of khanate Like Definition of khanate on Facebook
noun
  1. A place ruled by a khan.
Knight Tweet Definition of Knight Like Definition of Knight on Facebook
proper noun
  1. an English status surname for someone who was a mounted soldier
knight-errant Tweet Definition of knight-errant Like Definition of knight-errant on Facebook
noun (knight-errant, pl=knights-errant)
  1. (in medieval romance) a knight who wandered in search of adventure and opportunities to prove his chivalry
    1. A person who displays an adventurous or a quixotic spirit
knighthood Tweet Definition of knighthood Like Definition of knighthood on Facebook
noun
  1. An honour whereby one is made into a knight, and one can thereafter be called "Sir"
He's got an OBE, and MBE and his recent work should entitle him to a knighthood.
  1. The quality of being a knight.
  2. The knights collectively, the body of knights.
knightly Tweet Definition of knightly Like Definition of knightly on Facebook
adjective
  1. formally courteous (as a knight); chivalrous, gallant and courtly

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