knight (plural knights)
- (historical) A young servant or follower; a trained military attendant in service of a lord.
- (historical) A minor nobleman with an honourable military rank who had served as a page and squire.
- (by extension) An armored and mounted warrior of the Middle Ages.
- King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
- (modern) A person on whom a knighthood has been conferred by a monarch.
- (literary) A brave, chivalrous and honorable man devoted to a noble cause or love interest.
- (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.
- (card games, dated) A playing card bearing the figure of a knight; the knave or jack.
- (entomology) Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the genus Ypthima.
- (chess piece) horse (informal)
- French: chevalier
- German: Ritter
- Italian: cavaliere
- Portuguese: cavaleiro
- Russian: ры́царь
- Spanish: caballero, caballera
- French: cavalier
- German: Springer, Gaul, Pferd, Ross, Rössel (South German), Rössl (South German)
- Italian: cavallo
- Portuguese: cavalo
- Russian: конь
- Spanish: caballo
knight (knights, present participle knighting; past and past participle knighted)
- (transitive) To confer knighthood upon.
- The king knighted the young squire.
- (chess, transitive) To promote (a pawn) to a knight.
- French: faire chevalier
- German: zum Ritter schlagen
- Portuguese: dar o título de cavaleiro
- Russian: посвяща́ть в ры́цари
- IPA: /naɪt/