- a short vertical timber having on its head a sheave through which running rigging is rove.
- any other fitting or erection bearing such a sheave.
Origin of knight
OTHER WORDS FROM knightknightless, adjectiveun·knight·ed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH knightknight , night
Other definitions for knight (2 of 2)
How to use knight in a sentence
Knight said in an interview Wednesday that Braddy had come back into McDaniel’s life.
So Knight and his colleagues wondered whether the antibodies might be causing neutrophils to release traps that trigger clotting.How COVID-19 may trigger dangerous blood clots|Erin Garcia de Jesus|November 2, 2020|Science News
Knight, a caregiver for the elderly and people with disabilities, made sure to vote in 2016.Pennsylvania’s New Vote-by-Mail Law Expands Access for Everyone Except the Poor|by Jonathan Lai, Samantha Melamed and Michaelle Bond, The Philadelphia Inquirer|October 22, 2020|ProPublica
In the end, Knight never pursued the idea beyond building a model.Trees power this alarm system for remote forest fires|Stephen Ornes|October 16, 2020|Science News For Students
Over the course of several decades, Knight would shepherd his company to global supremacy with a series of aggressive marketing initiatives and savvy pro athlete sponsorship deals.A New Book on Nike Pulls No Punches|Martin Fritz Huber|October 2, 2020|Outside Online
Knighted by the Queen—honorary knighthood by the Queen, I should say.Rudy Giuliani on His 9/11 Bluff, the Museum Controversy and the Rise of ISIS|Josh Robin|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Over the mantelpiece, that was Henry Irving, the 19th-century actor-manager who was the first English actor to be knighted.Spending a Day With Peter O’Toole|Malcolm Jones|December 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"You don't necessarily need a superior's approval anymore, or to be "knighted" by the fashion industry," she adds.Fashion’s New Power Clique|Lauren Sherman|August 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She even knighted the boy, which seems like the best use of a royal honour we have ever heard of.Helen Mirren Plays Part of Queen To Grant Boy's Dying Wish|Tom Sykes|May 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The first Jew to be knighted, he was also a close and trusted friend of Edward IV, as well as of Richard.Unraveling King Richard III’s Secrets||February 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He was the most distinguished representative of the English school of composition, and was knighted in 1842.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Littler later on was knighted, but is beyond all earthly honours now, and so are Pope, Pember and Blennerhassett.
The best lance in the South Country dismounted, then mastered by a boy scarce knighted?God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
He gained his favour, was made a gentleman of the privy chamber and one of the king's carvers, and was knighted in 1607.
When he returned again he was knighted and showered with honors by various scientific societies of England and France.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year|Edwin Emerson
British Dictionary definitions for knight (1 of 2)
- (originally) a person who served his lord as a mounted and heavily armed soldier
- (later) a gentleman invested by a king or other lord with the military and social standing of this rank
Word Origin for knight
British Dictionary definitions for knight (2 of 2)
Cultural definitions for knight
A mounted warrior in Europe in the Middle Ages. (See chivalry.)