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knight

  

      n  
1      (in medieval Europe)  
a    (originally) a person who served his lord as a mounted and heavily armed soldier  
b    (later) a gentleman invested by a king or other lord with the military and social standing of this rank  
2    (in modern times) a person invested by a sovereign with a nonhereditary rank and dignity usually in recognition of personal services, achievements, etc. A British knight bears the title Sir placed before his name, as in Sir Winston Churchill  
3    a chess piece, usually shaped like a horse's head, that moves either two squares horizontally and one square vertically or one square horizontally and two squares vertically  
4    a heroic champion of a lady or of a cause or principle  
5    a member of the Roman class of the equites  
      vb  
6    tr   to make (a person) a knight; dub  
     (Old English cniht servant; related to Old High German kneht boy)  


black knight  
      n     (Commerce)   a person or firm that makes an unwelcome takeover bid for a company  
   Compare       grey knight       white knight  
carpet knight  
      n  
Disparaging   a soldier who spends his life away from battle; idler  
grey knight  
      n  
Informal   an ambiguous intervener in a takeover battle, who makes a counterbid for the shares of the target company without having made his intentions clear  
   Compare       black knight       white knight  
Knight  
      n   Dame Laura. 1887--1970, British painter, noted for her paintings of Gypsies, the ballet, and the circus  
knight bachelor  
      n   pl   , knights bachelors, knights bachelor  
1    a person who has been knighted but who does not belong to any of the orders of knights  
2       another name for a       bachelor       3  
knight banneret  
      n   pl   , knights bannerets      another name for a       banneret  
knight errant  
      n   pl   , knights errant   (esp. in medieval romance) a knight who wanders in search of deeds of courage, chivalry, etc.  
knight errantry  
      n  
1    the practices of a knight errant  
2    quixotic behaviour or practices  
knight marshal  
      n      another name for       marshal       5  
knight of the road  
      n  
Informal or facetious  
1    a tramp  
2    a commercial traveller  
3    a lorry driver  
4    Obsolete   a highwayman  
Knight Templar  
      n   pl   , Knights Templars, Knights Templar      another term for       Templar  
white knight  
      n   a champion or rescuer, esp. a person or organization that rescues a company from financial difficulties, an unwelcome takeover bid, etc.  
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Knight  
      n   Dame Laura. 1887--1970, British painter, noted for her paintings of Gypsies, the ballet, and the circus  


black knight  
      n     (Commerce)   a person or firm that makes an unwelcome takeover bid for a company  
   Compare       grey knight       white knight  
carpet knight  
      n  
Disparaging   a soldier who spends his life away from battle; idler  
grey knight  
      n  
Informal   an ambiguous intervener in a takeover battle, who makes a counterbid for the shares of the target company without having made his intentions clear  
   Compare       black knight       white knight  
knight  
      n  
1      (in medieval Europe)  
a    (originally) a person who served his lord as a mounted and heavily armed soldier  
b    (later) a gentleman invested by a king or other lord with the military and social standing of this rank  
2    (in modern times) a person invested by a sovereign with a nonhereditary rank and dignity usually in recognition of personal services, achievements, etc. A British knight bears the title Sir placed before his name, as in Sir Winston Churchill  
3    a chess piece, usually shaped like a horse's head, that moves either two squares horizontally and one square vertically or one square horizontally and two squares vertically  
4    a heroic champion of a lady or of a cause or principle  
5    a member of the Roman class of the equites  
      vb  
6    tr   to make (a person) a knight; dub  
     (Old English cniht servant; related to Old High German kneht boy)  
knight bachelor  
      n   pl   , knights bachelors, knights bachelor  
1    a person who has been knighted but who does not belong to any of the orders of knights  
2       another name for a       bachelor       3  
knight banneret  
      n   pl   , knights bannerets      another name for a       banneret  
knight errant  
      n   pl   , knights errant   (esp. in medieval romance) a knight who wanders in search of deeds of courage, chivalry, etc.  
knight errantry  
      n  
1    the practices of a knight errant  
2    quixotic behaviour or practices  
knight marshal  
      n      another name for       marshal       5  
knight of the road  
      n  
Informal or facetious  
1    a tramp  
2    a commercial traveller  
3    a lorry driver  
4    Obsolete   a highwayman  
Knight Templar  
      n   pl   , Knights Templars, Knights Templar      another term for       Templar  
white knight  
      n   a champion or rescuer, esp. a person or organization that rescues a company from financial difficulties, an unwelcome takeover bid, etc.  

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