Definition of Knight-errant

1. Noun. A wandering knight travelling in search of adventure.

Generic synonyms: Knight



Definition of Knight-errant

1. Noun. (qualifier in medieval romance) A knight who wandered in search of adventure and opportunities to prove his chivalry. ¹

2. Noun. A person who displays an adventurous or a quixotic spirit. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Knight-errant

knifemen
knifepoint
knifepoints
knifer
knifers
knifes
knifesman
knifesmen
knifetooth sawfish
knifing
knifings
knight
knight's service
knight's tour
knight's tours
knight-errant (current term)
knight-errantries
knight-errantry
knight-erratic
knight bachelor
knight banneret
knight errantry
knight in shining armor
knight in shining armour
knight marshal
knight of the square flag
knightage
knighted
knighthead
knighthood

Literary usage of Knight-errant

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1. The History of Fiction: Being a Critical Account of the Most Celebrated by John Colin Dunlop (1816)
"... I would burn the father who begot me, did I meet him in the garb of a knight errant." It is in the 10th book of Ama- dis de Gaul, which is feigned to ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1880)
"The Cruise of the ' Knight Errant.' By Professor Sir C. WYVILLE THOMSON, FRS The author, being desirous of working out this problem more completely, ..."

3. The Works of Hannah More: With a Sketch of Her Life by Hannah More (1827)
"... knight-errant brought into actual practice. The fervour without the absurdity; the sound principle of justice without the extra- _, _ __, , . ..."

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