- Arthurian Romance. the greatest of Arthur's knights and the lover of Queen Guinevere.
Examples from the Web for lancelot
Lancelot has an impulsive, glad optimism out of tune with the times.Tolkien’s Unfinished Epic: ‘The Fall of Arthur’
May 23, 2013
Even the title brings to mind this vital issue: how does Lancelot figure out where to sit at the round table?Maggie Shipstead’s Book Bag: Five Beach Read Picks
July 24, 2012
And of course I loved the Lancelot story because it is all about longing and unrequited love.Only Six Books: Excerpt From Jeanette Winterson’s New Memoir
March 7, 2012
So, who wants to tell the King that Sir Lancelot is schtupping the Queen?What Fresh Hell Is This?
October 5, 2008
Looking at me with conscious eyes, he calls me 'Lancelot'—my father's name.The Christian
And I can't possibly doubt that he did that day that Lancelot went back.
She told him that she had been saving up Lancelot's letter to show him.
Your Lancelot in bed, your James at cards, and myself at the window.
Lancelot had said, "Stout fellow," and James took it quite well.
- (in Arthurian legend) one of the Knights of the Round Table; the lover of Queen Guinevere
Word Origin and History for 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.