Knight vs. Paladin

Knight vs. Paladin — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Knight and Paladin

Knightnoun

A medieval tenant giving military service as a mounted man-at-arms to a feudal landholder.

Paladinnoun

A paragon of chivalry; a heroic champion.

Knightnoun

A medieval gentleman-soldier, usually high-born, raised by a sovereign to privileged military status after training as a page and squire.

Paladinnoun

A strong supporter or defender of a cause

"the paladin of plain speaking" (Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.).

Knightnoun

A man holding a nonhereditary title conferred by a sovereign in recognition of personal merit or service to the country.

Paladinnoun

Any of the 12 peers of Charlemagne's court.

Knightnoun

A man belonging to an order or brotherhood.

Paladinnoun

A heroic champion (especially a knightly one).

Knightnoun

A defender, champion, or zealous upholder of a cause or principle.

Paladinnoun

A defender or advocate of a noble cause. (A defender of faith).

Knightnoun

The devoted champion of a lady.

Paladinnoun

Any of the twelve Companions of the court of Emperor Charlemagne.

Knightnoun

Abbr. Kt or N(Games) A chess piece, usually in the shape of a horse's head, that can be moved two squares along a rank and one along a file or two squares along a file and one along a rank. The knight is the only piece that can jump other pieces to land on an open square.

Paladinnoun

someone who fights for a cause

Knightverb

To raise (a person) to knighthood.

Knightnoun

A warrior, especially of the Middle Ages.

King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

Knightnoun

A young servant or follower; a military attendant.

Knightnoun

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

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.

Knightnoun

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

Knightverb

(transitive) To confer knighthood upon.

The king knighted the young squire.

Knightverb

To promote (a pawn) to a knight.

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

Knightnoun

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

Knightverb

raise (someone) to knighthood;

The Beatles were knighted