What does chevalier mean?

Definitions for chevalier
ˌʃɛv əˈlɪər or, esp. for 1, 2 , ʃəˈvæl yeɪ, -ˈvɑl-cheva·lier

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Chevalier, Maurice Chevaliernoun

    French actor and cabaret singer (1888-1972)

  2. cavalier, chevaliernoun

    a gallant or courtly gentleman


  1. chevaliernoun

    A cavalier; a knight.

  2. chevaliernoun

    In tarot cards, the card between the valet and the dame

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CHEVALIERnoun

    A knight; a gallant strong man.

    Etymology: chevalier, Fr.

    Renowned Talbot doth expect my aid;
    And I am lowted by a traitor-villain,
    And cannot help the noble chevalier. William Shakespeare, Hen. VI. p. 1.


  1. chevalier

    A chevalier is a French term originally meaning a knight or a member of a chivalric order. It's also used to denote a member of certain foreign or honorary knighthoods, or a person distinguished with an honorary title of knighthood under the French government. In addition, it refers to a horseman or a cavalier in the French language.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chevaliernoun

    a horseman; a knight; a gallant young man

  2. Chevaliernoun

    a member of certain orders of knighthood

  3. Etymology: [F., fr. LL. caballarius. See Cavaller.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chevalier

    shev-a-lēr′, n. a cavalier: a knight: a gallant. [Fr.,—cheval—L. caballus, a horse.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. chevalier

    (Fr.). A horseman; a knight. A member of certain orders of knighthood. In heraldry, a horseman armed at all points.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Chevalier is ranked #5412 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Chevalier surname appeared 6,431 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Chevalier.

    72.3% or 4,650 total occurrences were White.
    14.4% or 930 total occurrences were Black.
    9% or 584 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.3% or 154 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.1% or 75 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 38 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chevalier in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chevalier in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of chevalier in a Sentence

  1. Jason Maloni:

    Mr. Manafort is in the process is in the process of retaining his former counsel, Miller Chevalier, to represent him in the office of special counsel investigation, as of today, WilmerHale no longer represents Mr. Manafort.

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