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Definition of knight verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

knight

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//naɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//naɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they knight
BrE BrE//naɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//naɪt//
 
he / she / it knights
BrE BrE//naɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//naɪts//
 
past simple knighted
BrE BrE//ˈnaɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnaɪtɪd//
 
past participle knighted
BrE BrE//ˈnaɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnaɪtɪd//
 
-ing form knighting
BrE BrE//ˈnaɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnaɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] knight somebody to give somebody the rank and title of a knight He was knighted by the Queen for his services to industry. Word Origin Old English cniht ‘boy, youth, servant’, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch knecht and German Knecht. Sense (2) dates from the mid 16th cent.
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