equerry

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n equerry a personal attendant of the British royal family
    • n equerry an official charged with the care of the horses of princes or nobles
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Equerry A large stable or lodge for horses.
    • Equerry An officer of princes or nobles, charged with the care of their horses.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Equerry ek′we-ri in the royal household, an official under the Master of the Horse, whose main duty is to accompany the sovereign when riding in state.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. écurie, stable, for older escurie, escuirie,confused somewhat with F. écuyer, OF. escuyer, squire), LL. scuria, OHG. skiura, scra, barn, shed, G. scheuer, from a root meaning to cover, protect, and akin to L. scutum, shield. See Esquire, and cf. Ecurie Querry
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. écurie—Low L. scuria, a stable—Old High Ger. scûr (Ger. scheuer), a shed.

Usage

In literature:

Holding his captive before him, Damis turned to the equerry.
"Giants on the Earth" by Sterner St. Paul Meek
Adjoining the hotel were the quarters of the Queen's equerries.
"The False Chevalier" by William Douw Lighthall
My Equerry will find them.
"The Life of Friedrich Schiller" by Thomas Carlyle
On the other hand, it would be in the regular course of things, that, when a courtier and an equerry, he should offer his services.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Take Martin, the equerry, with you, and three of the grooms.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 1 July 1848" by Various
The chamberlains and the equerry have departed with their letters of announcement.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 2, August, 1863" by Various
At that moment the King's equerry came ashore.
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
A merry Belgian Equerry to the Prince of Orange, laughed, joked, and amused us with sleight-of-hand tricks.
"Before and after Waterloo" by Edward Stanley
Casimir," she commanded the equerry, who had been keeping as much out of sight as possible, "undo those cords.
"Trusia" by Davis Brinton
I could see that my being without equerry or escort gave them pleasure.
"Long Live the King" by Guy Boothby
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