Knight-errant

  • 1knight errant — noun (pl knights errant) 1. A knight who travelled in search of adventures 2. A man or boy who behaves adventurously or chivalrously • • • Main Entry: ↑knight * * * ˌknight ˈerrant 7 [knight errant] …

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  • 2Knight-errant — Knight er rant, n.; pl. {Knight errants}, or {Knights errant}. A wandering knight; a knight who traveled in search of adventures, for the purpose of exhibiting military skill, prowess, and generosity. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3knight-errant — [nīt′er′ənt] n. pl. knights errant 1. a medieval knight wandering in search of adventures, esp. ones allowing him to redress wrongs or show his prowess 2. a chivalrous or quixotic person …

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  • 4knight errant — n a knight in the past who travelled looking for adventure …

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  • 5knight errant — ► NOUN ▪ a medieval knight wandering in search of chivalrous adventures …

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  • 6knight-errant — noun count HUMOROUS a man who arrives and helps you …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 7Knight-errant — A knight errant (plural knights errant ) is a figure of medieval chivalric romance literature. Errant, meaning wandering or roving, indicates how the knight errant would typically wander the land in search of adventures to prove himself as a… …

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  • 8knight-errant — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms knight errant : singular knight errant plural knights errant humorous a man who arrives and helps you …

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  • 9Knight Errant — A knight who has gone to earn renown in wars, tournaments, jousts, or through adventures encountered in wandering travels. The knight errant was largely a figure of romance, but young knights in the middle ages did have a great need for such… …

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  • 10knight-errant — knight′ er′rant n. pl. knights errant why a knight who traveled in search of adventures, to exhibit military skill, to engage in chivalrous deeds, etc • Etymology: 1300–50 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 11knight-errant — /nuyt er euhnt/, n., pl. knights errant. a wandering knight; a knight who traveled widely in search of adventures, to exhibit military skill, to engage in chivalric deeds, etc. [1300 50; ME] * * * …

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  • 12knight-errant — /naɪt ˈɛrənt/ (say nuyt eruhnt) noun (plural knights errant) a wandering knight; a knight in medieval times, who travelled in search of adventures, to exhibit military skill, etc …

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  • 13knight-errant — noun (plural knights errant) Date: 14th century a knight traveling in search of adventures in which to exhibit military skill, prowess, and generosity …

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  • 14knight errant — noun a medieval knight wandering in search of chivalrous adventures. Derivatives knight errantry noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 15knight-errant — noun a wandering knight travelling in search of adventure (Freq. 2) • Hypernyms: ↑knight …

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  • 16knight-errant — noun a) A knight who wandered in search of adventure and opportunities to prove his chivalry. b) A person who displays an adventurous or a quixotic spirit …

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  • 17knight errant — medieval knight moving from place to place in search of courageous and chivalrous adventures; person inclined to daring and quixotic conduct …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18knight-errant — noun (C) a knight in former times who travelled looking for adventure …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19Knight Errant —    He would travel in search of fame in war, tournaments, jousts or other adventures. These knights formed themselves into small companies, and hired themselves out to fight in wars and tournaments. They hoped to use their reputation to attract a …

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  • 20Chinese knight-errant — The Chinese knight errant or Yóuxiá (Traditional: 游俠 Simplified: 游侠) was a type of chivalrous hero, similar to Europe s Knight errant, which came into existence during the Han Dynasty and disappeared during the Qing Dynasty. BackgroundYouxia… …

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