- a knight.
- a member of the lowest order of nobility in Germany or Austria.
Origin of ritter
1815–25; < German; Middle High German riter rider
- Joseph Elmer,1891–1967, U.S. cardinal.
- Woodward MauriceTex, 1907–74, U.S. country-and-western singer, composer, and film actor.
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Examples from the Web for ritter
Presently he grasped Mrs. Ritter's hand, and pressed it almost painfully.
The carpenter Andrew would like to speak to you, Mrs. Ritter, if it will not disturb you too much.
The gentlemen did not return for two weeks, however; but Mrs. Ritter kept her promise.
"I am going to take Trine away, now that you are so well," began Mrs. Ritter.
They used to call him Prinz Eugen, der edle Ritter, after the old song.The First Violin