from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of certain male orders of knighthood or merit, such as the Legion of Honor in France.
- n. A French nobleman of the lowest rank.
- n. Used as a title for such a nobleman.
- n. A knight.
- n. A chivalrous man.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A cavalier; a knight.
- n. In tarot cards, the card between the valet and the dame
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A horseman; a knight; a gallant young man.
- n. A member of certain orders of knighthood.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A horseman; a knight; a cavalier; a gallant soldier.
- n. The lowest title of rank in the old French nobility.
- n. A member or knight of an honorable order, especially one who holds the lowest rank in such an order when there are more ranks than one: as, a chevalier of the Legion of Honor. The word in this sense is not used as a title of address. Compare cavalier.
- n. In heraldry, an armed knight, usually mounted. If mounted, the blazon should state the fact.
- n. In ornithology, an old and disused name of the greenshank, redshank, and other birds of the genus Totanus. Also called gambet and horseman
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a gallant or courtly gentleman
- n. French actor and cabaret singer (1888-1972)
Middle English chevaler, from Old French chevalier, from Late Latin caballārius, horseman; see cavalier.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin caballus (Wiktionary)