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English noun: knight

1. knight (person) originally a person of noble birth trained to arms and chivalry; today in Great Britain a person honored by the sovereign for personal merit

Broader (hypernym)male aristocrat

Narrower (hyponym)bachelor, bachelor-at-arms, banneret, carpet knight, knight bachelor, knight banneret, Knight of the Round Table, knight of the square flag, Knight Templar, knight-errant, Templar

Instance hyponymGeraint, Sir Geraint

2. knight (artifact) a chessman shaped to resemble the head of a horse; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa)


Broader (hypernym)chess piece, chessman

Domain categorychess, chess game

English verb: knight

1. knight (social) raise (someone) to knighthood

SamplesThe Beatles were knighted.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)ennoble, entitle, gentle

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