chevalier

[shev-uh-leer or especially for 1, 2, shuh-val-yey, -vahl-]
noun
1.
a member of certain orders of honor or merit: a chevalier of the Legion of Honor.
2.
French History. the lowest title of rank in the old nobility.
3.
a chivalrous man; cavalier.
4.
Archaic. a knight.

Origin:
1250–1300; < Middle French; replacing late Middle English chivaler < Anglo-French. See cavalier

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Chevalier

[shuh-val-yey, -vahl-; French shuh-va-lyey]
noun
Maurice (Auguste) [maw-rees aw-guhst; French moh-rees oh-gyst] , 1888–1972, French actor and singer.
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chevalier (ˌʃɛˈvælɪə)
 
n
1.  a member of certain orders of merit, such as the French Legion of Honour
2.  French history
 a.  a mounted soldier or knight, esp a military cadet
 b.  the lowest title of rank in the old French nobility
3.  an archaic word for knight
4.  a chivalrous man; gallant
 
[C14: from Old French, from Medieval Latin caballārius horseman, cavalier]

Chevalier
 
n
1.  Albert. 1861--1923, British music hall entertainer, remembered for his cockney songs
2.  Maurice (mɔris). 1888--1972, French singer and film actor

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chevalier
1292, Anglo-Fr. chivaler "mounted knight," O.Fr. chevalier, from L. caballarius "horseman" (cf. Prov. cavallier, Sp. caballero, Port. cavalleiro, It. cavaliere), from caballus "horse, pack horse." The word formerly was nativized, but has been given a Fr. pronunciation since 16c. Cf. cavalier.
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