What does knight bachelor mean?

Definitions for knight bachelor

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word knight bachelor.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. knight bachelor, bachelor-at-arms, bachelor(noun)

    a knight of the lowest order; could display only a pennon


  1. Knight Bachelor(Noun)

    A man who has been knighted by the monarch but not as a member of one of the organized Orders of Chivalry; the lowest rank of knight in the British honours system.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Knight bachelor

    a knight of the most ancient, but lowest, order of English knights, and not a member of any order of chivalry. See Bachelor, 4


  1. Knight Bachelor

    The rank of Knight Bachelor is a part of the British honours system. It is the most basic rank of a man who has been knighted by the monarch but not as a member of one of the organised Orders of Chivalry. Knights Bachelor are the most ancient sort of British knight, but Knights Bachelor rank below knights of the various orders. There is no female counterpart; a woman deserving an honour of this rank is appointed a Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire instead.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of knight bachelor in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of knight bachelor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Images & Illustrations of knight bachelor

  1. knight bachelor


Find a translation for the knight bachelor definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these knight bachelor definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"knight bachelor." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 25 Mar. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/knight bachelor>.

Are we missing a good definition for knight bachelor? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for knight bachelor:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.