equerry


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eq·uer·ry

 (ĕk′wə-rē)
n. pl. eq·uer·ries
1. A personal attendant to the British royal household.
2. An officer charged with supervision of the horses belonging to a royal or noble household.

[French écurie, stable, from Old French escurie, from escuier, squire; see squire.]

equerry

(ˈɛkwərɪ; at the British court ɪˈkwɛrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an officer attendant upon the British sovereign
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (formerly) an officer in a royal household responsible for the horses
[C16: alteration (through influence of Latin equus horse) of earlier escuirie, from Old French: stable, group of squires, from escuyer squire]

eq•uer•ry

(ˈɛk wə ri, ɪˈkwɛr i)

n., pl. -ries.
1. an officer of a royal or similar household, charged with the care of the horses.
2. an officer of the British royal household who attends the sovereign or other member of the royal family.
[1520–30; alter. (influenced by Latin equus horse) of earlier esquiry, escuirie < Middle French escuirie stable, squires]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.equerry - an official charged with the care of the horses of princes or nobles
functionary, official - a worker who holds or is invested with an office
2.equerry - a personal attendant of the British royal family
attendant, attender, tender - someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
Translations

equerry

[ˈekwərɪ] Ncaballerizo m del rey

equerry

n (= personal attendant)persönlicher Diener (eines Mitgliedes der königlichen Familie); (in charge of horses) → königlicher Stallmeister
References in classic literature ?
and even if it be necessary, I will make him go behind me like a nobleman's equerry.
I asked why this man did not join the other man, instead of always going behind him; they answered me that he was his equerry, and that it was the custom with nobles to have such persons behind them, and ever since then I know it, for I have never forgotten it.
He waited till he saw her in the act of stepping ashore, when, suddenly swooping down, he carried her off before her equerry in attendance had advanced to offer her his hand.
As well as you do, gentlemen; for I was among those who seized him in the garden at Amiens, into which Monsieur Putange, the queen's equerry, introduced me.
Jehan de Harlay, equerry guardian of the office of chevalier of the night watch of the city of Paris
And taking from his pocket a golden whistle, such as was generally used at that time for summoning the servants, he sounded it with a shrill and prolonged call, on which an equerry on horseback speedily made his appearance, leading another horse by the bridle.
At the Queen's request, Prince Charles will place the tribute on November 12, and Prince Philip's equerry will lay his wreath.
In July, the Queen chose Ghanaian-born Major Nana Kofi Twumasi-Ankrah from the Household Cavalry as her aide, making him the royal household's first black equerry.
Benjamin Herman, 80, is accused of sexually abusing the women when she was 11 or 12 years old in the early 1970s and he was an equerry to the Duke of Edinburgh.
She nodded and an equerry brought to him an embroidered glove on a cushion.
Major Hugh Lindsay, former equerry to the Queen, was sent plunging 400m down the mountainside when the avalanche hit the royal party as they were ski-ing off piste above the resort of Klosters.
Ancient Greece, trained by Mark Johnston, is out of a sister to Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Tempera along with Equerry, a triple Group 3 winner in France.