knight Trading almost put itself out of business when software ran wild and executed millions of trades.
My definition of victimhood is the person who sits and waits for a knight in shining armor … it was always that way for me.
The upshot: in one day, knight racked up $440 million in losses, a sum greater than its second-quarter profit.
One of them—none other than knight Capital—slammed the offer and threatened to sue.
In late 1995, rapper Tupac Shakur signed with Death Row after knight agreed to pay his $1.4 million in bail money.
Dame, I grieve to tell you that your knight has been somewhat hurt in his hunting.
And who art thou, that would speak with the knight my master?
I fancy that more than one knight will get more than he bargains for if he thinks he has me to deal with.
Shih: a gentleman entitled to bear arms, not a knight in armour.
The knight seemed to prefer taking it in the latter acceptation, as he answered mildly, "I have that honor."
Old English cniht "boy, youth; servant, attendant," common West Germanic (cf. Old Frisian kniucht, Dutch knecht, Middle High German kneht "boy, youth, lad," German Knecht "servant, bondman, vassal"), of unknown origin. The plural in Middle English sometimes was knighten. Meaning "military follower of a king or other superior" is from c.1100. Began to be used in a specific military sense in Hundred Years War, and gradually rose in importance until it became a rank in the nobility 16c. The chess piece so called from mid-15c. Knight in shining armor in figurative sense is from 1917, from the man who rescues the damsel in distress in romantic dramas (perhaps especially "Lohengrin"). Knights of Columbus, society of Catholic men, founded 1882 in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.; Knights of Labor, trade union association, founded in Philadelphia, 1869; Knights of Pythias, secret order, founded in Washington, 1864.
"to make a knight of (someone)," early 13c., from knight (n.). Related: Knighted; knighting.