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Meaning of "white knight" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WHITE KNIGHT

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WHITE KNIGHT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
White knight is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WHITE KNIGHT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

White knight

White knight may refer to: ▪ A literary stock character, see knight ▪ The White Knight Fitzgibbon, an extinct hereditary Anglo-Norman title of nobility used in Ireland ▪ White knight, a "friendly investor" in business...

Definition of white knight in the English dictionary

The definition of white knight in the dictionary is a champion or rescuer, esp a person or organization that rescues a company from financial difficulties, an unwelcome takeover bid, etc.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WHITE KNIGHT

white frost
white gold
white goods
white gum
white hat
white heat
white hope
white horehound
white horse
White House
white lady
white lead
white lead ore
white leather
white leg
white lias
white lie
white light
white line
white list

WORDS THAT END LIKE WHITE KNIGHT

all-night
big night
black knight
bright
first night
fortnight
gala night
good night
knight
late-night
midnight
moonlight night
night
night-night
opening night
overnight
school night
stag night
tonight
watch night
weeknight

Synonyms and antonyms of white knight in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «white knight» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WHITE KNIGHT

Find out the translation of white knight to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of white knight from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «white knight» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

白衣骑士
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

caballero blanco
570 millions of speakers

English

white knight
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

व्हाइट नाइट
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الفارس الأبيض
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

белый конь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cavaleiro branco
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সাদা নাইট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chevalier blanc
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kesatria putih
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

weißer Ritter
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ホワイトナイト
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

화이트 나이트
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Putih ksatria
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hiệp sĩ trắng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வெள்ளை நைட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पांढरा नाइट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Beyaz Şovalye
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cavaliere bianco
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

biały rycerz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

білий кінь
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cavaler alb
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λευκός ιππότης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

White Knight
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vit riddare
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hvit ridder
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of white knight

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WHITE KNIGHT»

The term «white knight» is quite widely used and occupies the 48.511 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WHITE KNIGHT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about white knight

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WHITE KNIGHT»

Discover the use of white knight in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to white knight and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The White Knight Syndrome: Rescuing Yourself from Your Need ...
The White Knight Syndrome will help you: Discover why you attract or seek out needy or damaged partners Find out what type of white knight you are Recognize the unhealthy ways you try to meet your partner's needs while ignoring your own ...
Mary C. Lamia, Marilyn J. Krieger, 2009
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The Last White Knight
From the Hardcover edition.
Tami Hoag, 2011
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Black Battle, White Knight: The Authorized Biography of ...
• A fascinating profile of one of the most colorful, controversial and celebrated religious figures of our time, Malcolm Boyd—best-selling author, civil rights activist, gay cleric, and spiritual director • Foreword by Nobel Laureate ...
Michael Battle, 2011
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White Knight
A vast wasteland of enormous mineral and energy wealth protected by international agreements, Antarctica becomes the target of a consortium of South American nations out to claim it as their own, and only a covert U.N. operation can stop ...
William H. Lovejoy, 1994
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White Knight
A sequel to Black Jack. Shea Landon knows this is a bad idea. But when you're broke, tired and homeless, you do crazy things.
Mari Carr, 2011
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White Knight, The (House of Winslow Book #40)
A fighter pilot in Spain, Luke Winslow loses the woman he loves and turns from his faith.
Gilbert Morris, 2007
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White Knight Syndrome: A Noah Milano Mystery
Noah Milano is a Los Angeles security specialist with more than a few “family” problems.
Jochem Vandersteen, 2003
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White Knight Black Night: Short Monologues for Auditions
Selecting and performing a short monologue for an audition
Frank Catalano, 2010
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The Temperate White Knight: Story of Knights
A story of a mild ridiculed under sized boy who from unexpected circumstances within his life grew up to over come his difficulties to become a powerful Knight where he became highly respected amongst his fellow Knights after their ...
John F. Tuskin, 2011
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Batman and Robin: Dark Knight Vs. White Knight
Dick Grayson, who has taken Bruce Wayne's place as Batman, and Wayne's son Damian, the new Robin, strive to protect Gotham while confronting Absence, a figure from Wayne's past, Jason Todd, once Robin and now the Red Hood, and other foes.
‎2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WHITE KNIGHT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term white knight is used in the context of the following news items.
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White Knight Production LLC Acquires Producing Assets in San …
LAFAYETTE, La., June 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- White Knight Production LLC ("WKP"), a private independent oil and gas company headquartered in Lafayette, ... «PR Newswire, Jun 15»
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RutanRC to Launch Kickstarter Campaign to Develop RC …
Burt Rutanʼs SpaceShipOne, carried aloft by White Knight, rocketed into space to win the Ansari X-Prize for the first privately funded, manned spaceflight. «Business Wire, Apr 15»
3
Graco to buy White Knight Fluid Handling
Graco Inc has agreed to acquire White Knight Fluid Handling, a Kamas, Utah-based manufacturer of air-operated double-bellows, air-operated ... «World Pumps, Jan 15»
4
War with Isis: Despite billions spent on weapons, the US has not …
There is a scene in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass in which Alice meets the White Knight who is wearing full armour and riding a horse off which he ... «The Independent, Dec 14»
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Actavis CEO makes case for the right deal amid Allergan talk
The top executive of Actavis Inc, which sources say is pursuing a "white knight" acquisition of Allergan Inc, made a case Wednesday for doing a deal, saying the ... «Reuters, Nov 14»
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SpaceShipOne's White Knight Airplane Makes Final Flight
The world's first private-sector space plane, SpaceShipOne, is hanging in the Smithsonian — and now the White Knight mothership that carried it into history is in ... «NBCNews.com, Jul 14»
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White Knight Bennett's Red Hill return
After six seasons of separation, Wayne Bennett and the Brisbane Broncos will be together again. Bennett is returning to Red Hill after two Broncos ... «Ninemsn, Jul 14»
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KKK Recruitment Fliers Distributed in Orange County Neighborhood
Fliers urging Orange residents to join the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan appeared at homes in Orange in the week of July 13, 2014. (Credit: KTLA). «KTLA, Jul 14»
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Book details search for GOP 'white knight' to step in amid Romney …
Republican governors and other party elders grew so alarmed by Mitt Romney's inability to defeat Rick Santorum mid-way through the Republican primaries that ... «Washington Post, Nov 13»
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White Knights for Justice director Mike Neal ordered to repay $3000 …
A MAN who calls himself a "white knight'' seeking justice for consumers has been told he has broken the law by trying to recover money for an alleged scam ... «Courier Mail, Jul 13»

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