AskDefine | Define chevalier

Dictionary Definition



1 French actor and cabaret singer (1888-1972) [syn: Maurice Chevalier]
2 a gallant or courtly gentleman [syn: cavalier]

User Contributed Dictionary



From Middle English < < caballus


  1. A cavalier; a knight.
  2. In tarot cards, the card between the valet and the dame





Extensive Definition

Chevalier is a French word meaning, literally, "horseman", but used as a title that is the equivalent of the English "knight".

"Chevalier" can be:

People named "Chevalier"

"Chevalier" in Arts and Literature

chevalier in Breton: Marc'heg (digejañ)
chevalier in German: Chevalier
chevalier in Spanish: Chevalier
chevalier in French: Chevalier
chevalier in Italian: Chevalier
chevalier in Japanese: シュヴァリエ
chevalier in Russian: Шевалье

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Bayard, Don Quixote, Gawain, Lancelot, Ritter, Sidney, Sir Galahad, bachelor, banneret, baronet, broncobuster, buckaroo, caballero, cavalier, cavalryman, circus rider, companion, cowboy, cowgirl, cowpuncher, equestrian, equestrienne, gallant, gaucho, horse soldier, horseback rider, horsebacker, horseman, horsewoman, jockey, knight, knight bachelor, knight banneret, knight baronet, knight-errant, mounted policeman, postboy, postilion, puncher, rider, roughrider, steeplechaser, trick rider, vaquero
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