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Meaning of CHEVALIER

Pronunciation:  `shevu'leer, shu'valyey

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a gallant or courtly gentleman
  2. [n]  French actor and cabaret singer (1888-1972)

CHEVALIER is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cavalier, Maurice Chevalier
 See Also: actor, histrion, male aristocrat, player, role player, singer, thespian, vocaliser, vocalist, vocalizer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Che`va*lier"\, n. [F., fr. LL. caballarius. See
1. A horseman; a knight; a gallant young man. ``Mount,
   chevaliers; to arms.'' --Shak.

2. A member of certain orders of knighthood.

{Chevalier d'industrie}[F.], one who lives by persevering
   fraud; a pickpocket; a sharper.

{The Chevalier St. George} (Eng. Hist.), James Francis Edward
   Stuart (son of James II.), called ``The Pretender.''

{The Young Chevalier}, Charles Edward Stuart, son of the
   Chevalier St. George.

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