Definition of knight

Definition of knight
  1. knight Noun A warrior, especially of the Middle Ages.
  2. knight Noun Nowadays, a person on whom a knighthood has been conferred by a monarch.
  3. knight Noun A chess piece, often in the shape of a horse's head, that is moved two squares in one direction and one at right angles to that direction in a single move, leaping over any intervening pieces.
  4. knight Verb To confer knighthood upon.
  5. knight Verb To promote (a pawn) to a knight.
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