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Lancelot

or Laun·ce·lot

[lan-suh-luh t, -lot, lahn-]
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noun
  1. Arthurian Romance. the greatest of Arthur's knights and the lover of Queen Guinevere.
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Examples from the Web for lancelot

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  • Looking at me with conscious eyes, he calls me 'Lancelot'—my father's name.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

  • And I can't possibly doubt that he did that day that Lancelot went back.

    Love and Lucy</p>

    Maurice Henry Hewlett

  • She told him that she had been saving up Lancelot's letter to show him.

    Love and Lucy</p>

    Maurice Henry Hewlett

  • Urquhart was asked for a Sunday—on Lancelot's account—but couldn't come, or said so at least.

    Love and Lucy</p>

    Maurice Henry Hewlett

  • Lancelot had said, "Stout fellow," and James took it quite well.

    Love and Lucy</p>

    Maurice Henry Hewlett


British Dictionary definitions for lancelot

Lancelot

noun
  1. (in Arthurian legend) one of the Knights of the Round Table; the lover of Queen Guinevere
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for lancelot

Lancelot

masc. proper name, Old French, a double-diminutive of Frankish Lanzo, a hypocoristic name formed from some one of the Germanic names in Land-; cf. Old English Landbeorht "land-bright," in Old French Lambert.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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