Chevalier

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chevalier a gallant or courtly gentleman
    • n Chevalier French actor and cabaret singer (1888-1972)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chevalier A horseman; a knight; a gallant young man. "Mount, chevaliers ; to arms."
    • Chevalier A member of certain orders of knighthood.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chevalier A horseman; a knight; a cavalier; a gallant soldier.
    • n chevalier The lowest title of rank in the old French nobility.
    • n chevalier 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 chevalier In heraldry, an armed knight, usually mounted. If mounted, the blazon should state the fact.
    • n chevalier In ornithology, an old and disused name of the greenshank, redshank, and other birds of the genus Totanus. Also called gambet and horseman
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chevalier shev-a-lēr′ a cavalier: a knight: a gallant.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. LL. caballarius,. See Cavaller
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—cheval—L. caballus, a horse.

Usage

In literature:

M. de Chatillard, seeing with the eyes of the past, had taken him for the Chevalier.
"The Sun Of Quebec" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The Chevalier de Lorraine advanced and continued the conversation.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas
Chevalier de l'Epee et de Rose-Croix.
"Secret Societies And Subversive Movements" by Nesta H. Webster
The chevalier resolved to take the advantage of this favourable disposition.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
Beside, the Chevalier has a marvelous sword and a most unpleasant temper.
"The Black Wolf's Breed" by Harris Dickson
May I inquire whether mademoiselle has accepted the chevalier's offer of escort?
"The Rose of Old St. Louis" by Mary Dillon
The tenth of June, the anniversary of the Chevalier's birthday, was the signal for a still more decisive manifestation.
"Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745." by Mrs. Thomson
The Chevalier Johnstone was one of the first Low-countrymen that joined the standard of Charles Edward.
"Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745" by Mrs. Thomson
I formerly mentioned to you the hopes of preferment, entertained by the Chevalier de La Luzerne.
"The Writings of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
The Chevalier de Fleury served in Corsica during the campaigns of 1768, 1769, and 1770.
"The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876" by J. F. Loubat
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In poetry:

Oh, Charlie is my darling,
My darling, my darling;
Oh, Charlie is my darling,
The young Chevalier.
"Charlie Is My Darling" by Carolina Oliphant
'Twas on a Monday morning,
Right early in the year,
When Charlie came to our town,
The young Chevalier.
"Charlie Is My Darling" by Carolina Oliphant
As he came marching up the street,
The pipes play'd loud and clear,
And a' the folk came running out
To meet the Chevalier.
"Charlie Is My Darling" by Carolina Oliphant
They've left their bonnie Hieland hills,
Their wives and bairnies dear,
To draw the sword for Scotland's lord,
The young Chevalier.
"Charlie Is My Darling" by Carolina Oliphant
Though many still are writhing under
The cruel whips of "chevaliers,"
Who mothers from their children sunder,
And scourge them for their helpless tears—
Their safe deliverance is not far!
The day draws nigh!—hurrah, hurrah!
"Emancipation Song" by Anonymous Americas
The Marquis of Huntly's squadron of horse was also there;
Likewise the Stirling squadron, carrying the Chevalier's standard, I do declare;
And the Perthshire squadron formed the left wing,
And with their boisterous shouts they made the welkin ring.
"The Battle of Sheriffmuir" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Chevalier , of Friday Harbor, and his five crew members were rescued from the water by nearby fishermen and the US Coast Guard after the incident, which occurred at in the evening at about 6:30 p.m.
Author of Girl with a Pearl Earring, set in the home/studio of Vermeer, and other novels, Chevalier turns in an oblique look at poet and painter William Blake (1757–1827).
So at 10, Swede Joseph Chevalier plants pumpkin seeds, then sells his harvest to nursery schools around Middletown, N.J.
Nestor Chevalier always let his kid brother, Maurice, tag along.
Chevalier Machinery in Santa Fe Springs, California has hired a new director of marketing.
Chevalier Machinery will highlight its FSG-ADIII series surface-grinding machine at IMTS 2012.
Chevalier John Paul Jones inducted into the 'DECYC'.
Chevalier will display its newly redesigned FVL series vertical lathe at IMTS 2012.
WASHINGTON–Joan Carl, vice chairman and controlling shareholder of D. Porthault, has been designated a chevalier in the Legion of Honor by the government of France.
Nestor Chevalier always let his kid brother, Maurice, tag along.
Amy Shank, left, Nickie Bartels, and Lindsey Jo Martin, right, take an exam in an Honors Seminar course taught by Joe Chevalier, far right, Thursday morning in Dudley Hall at Stephens College.
The FVM-3016DCL double-column VMC from Chevalier features a table size ranging from 126" × 57" to 165.4" × 57" with a table load ranging from 14,330 to 17,637 lbs.
Portrait of 'woman in a feathered hat,' now called 'Chevalier D'Eon,' is no woman at all.
Millepied has been recognized for his art with many awards, including the Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture in 2010.
Chevalier Machinery has a new sales direction for 2011 focusing on selling large capacity and heavy duty machining and there are some specific models being focused on for both for their grinding and chip cutting divisions.
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In science:

An alternative explanation was suggested by Chugai & Chevalier (2006), who developed a model in which regular Newtonian ejecta from the supernova explosion collides with a dense, massive circumstellar shell (CS).
SN 2001em: Not so Fast
This detection indicates the existence of cool shocked circumstellar gas (Chugai & Chevalier 2006).
SN 2001em: Not so Fast
This would suggest a deceleration time of tdec . 103 days, i.e. that by that time the ejecta had interacted with a surrounding mass comparable to its own mass (Granot & Ramirez-Ruiz 2004; Chevalier 2007).
SN 2001em: Not so Fast
These shock-fronts can be treated by the dynamical evolution described by Chevalier (1982) in supernova atmospheres (Contini et al. 2009a).
The symbiotic system AG Draconis. Soft X-ray bremsstrahlung from the nebulae
Theoretical studies estimate that the terminal velocity of the hot gas of a superwind reaches ∼ 103 km s−1 (e.g Chevalier & Clegg 1985), far exceeding the typical escape velocity of a galaxy.
Spectropolarimetry of the superwind filaments of the starburst galaxy M82: kinematics of dust outflow
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