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Knight vs. Night

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Knightnoun

A warrior, especially of the Middle Ages.

‘King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table’;

Nightnoun

(countable) The period between sunset and sunrise, when a location faces far away from the sun, thus when the sky is dark.

‘How do you sleep at night when you attack your kids like that!?’;

Knightnoun

A young servant or follower; a military attendant.

Nightnoun

(countable) An evening or night spent at a particular activity.

‘a night on the town’;

Knightnoun

Nowadays, a person on whom a knighthood has been conferred by a monarch.

Nightnoun

(countable) A night (and part of the days before and after it) spent in a hotel or other accommodation.

‘We stayed at the Hilton for five nights.’;

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Knightnoun

(chess) 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.

Nightnoun

(uncountable) Nightfall.

‘from noon till night’;

Knightnoun

A playing card bearing the figure of a knight; the knave or jack.

Nightnoun

(uncountable) Darkness.

‘The cat disappeared into the night.’;

Knightverb

(transitive) To confer knighthood upon.

‘The king knighted the young squire.’;

Nightnoun

(uncountable) A dark blue colour, midnight blue.

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Knightverb

To promote (a pawn) to a knight.

Nightnoun

A night's worth of competitions, generally one game.

Knightnoun

A young servant or follower; a military attendant.

Nightverb

To spend a night (in a place), to overnight.

Knightnoun

In feudal times, a man-at-arms serving on horseback and admitted to a certain military rank with special ceremonies, including an oath to protect the distressed, maintain the right, and live a stainless life.

‘Knights, by their oaths, should right poor ladies' harms.’;

Nightnoun

That part of the natural day when the sun is beneath the horizon, or the time from sunset to sunrise; esp., the time between dusk and dawn, when there is no light of the sun, but only moonlight, starlight, or artificial light.

‘And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.’;

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Knightnoun

A piece used in the game of chess, usually bearing a horse's head.

Nightnoun

Darkness; obscurity; concealment.

‘Nature and nature's laws lay hid in night.’;

Knightnoun

A playing card bearing the figure of a knight; the knave or jack.

Nightnoun

Intellectual and moral darkness; ignorance.

‘She closed her eyes in everlasting night.’; ‘Do not go gentle into that good nightRage, rage against the dying of the light.’;

Knightverb

To dub or create (one) a knight; - done in England by the sovereign only, who taps the kneeling candidate with a sword, saying: Rise, Sir --.

‘A soldier, by the honor-giving handOf CŒur-de-Lion knighted in the field.’;

Nightnoun

A lifeless or unenlivened period, as when nature seems to sleep.

‘So help me God, as I have watched the night,Ay, night by night, in studying good for England.’;

Knightnoun

originally a person of noble birth trained to arms and chivalry; today in Great Britain a person honored by the sovereign for personal merit

Nightnoun

the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside

Knightnoun

a chessman in the shape of a horse's head; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa)

Nightnoun

the time between sunset and midnight;

‘he watched television every night’;

Knightverb

raise (someone) to knighthood;

‘The Beatles were knighted’;

Nightnoun

the period spent sleeping;

‘I had a restless night’;

Knight

A knight is a person granted an honorary title of knighthood by a head of state (including the pope) or representative for service to the monarch, the church or the country, especially in a military capacity.Knighthood finds origins in the Greek hippeis and hoplite (ἱππεῖς) and Roman eques and centurion of classical antiquity.In the Early Middle Ages in Europe, knighthood was conferred upon mounted warriors. During the High Middle Ages, knighthood was considered a class of lower nobility.

Nightnoun

the dark part of the diurnal cycle considered a time unit;

‘three nights later he collapsed’;

Nightnoun

darkness;

‘it vanished into the night’;

Nightnoun

a shortening of nightfall;

‘they worked from morning to night’;

Nightnoun

a period of ignorance or backwardness or gloom

Nightnoun

Roman goddess of night; daughter of Erebus; counterpart of Greek Nyx

Night

Night (also described as night time or night-time or nighttime, unconventionally spelled as nite) is the period of ambient darkness from sunset to sunrise during each 24-hour day, when the Sun is below the horizon. The exact time when night begins and ends depends on the location and varies throughout the year, based on factors such as season and latitude.

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