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1. A member of certain male orders of knighthood or merit, such as the Legion of Honor in France.
a. A French nobleman of the lowest rank.
b. Used as a title for such a nobleman.
3. A knight.
4. A chivalrous man.

[Middle English chevaler, from Old French chevalier, from Late Latin caballārius, horseman; see cavalier.]


1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a member of certain orders of merit, such as the French Legion of Honour
2. (Historical Terms) 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]


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


(ˌʃɛv əˈlɪər or, esp. for 1, 2, ʃəˈvæl yeɪ, -ˈvɑl-)

1. a member of certain orders of honor or merit, as of the Legion of Honor.
2. the lowest title of rank in French nobility.
3. a chivalrous man; cavalier.
4. Archaic. a knight.
[1250–1300; late Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French. See cavalier]
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Noun1.chevalier - French actor and cabaret singer (1888-1972)Chevalier - French actor and cabaret singer (1888-1972)
2.chevalier - a gallant or courtly gentlemanchevalier - a gallant or courtly gentleman  
male aristocrat - a man who is an aristocrat
References in classic literature ?
to the Norman word chevalier, I have avoided using it in its
He was an adventurous chevalier of business who gave up an agent's contract in return for a right to become a roving propagandist.
Each of these many chevaliers, if we may believe reports, was, like the Chevalier of Alencon, an old gentleman, tall, thin, withered, and moneyless.
de Chevalier Dessessart to admit D'Artagnan as a cadet in his company of Guards.
in 1829, who made him a baron and chevalier of the Legion of Honor; so that he wears the ribbon, not, as you would think, in his waistcoat-pocket, but at his button-hole.
And yet, since the amusement seemed to me rather tame, I proposed to Chevalier de Rieux that we should be spectators instead of actors, and, in order to see to advantage, that we should mount the bronze horse.
The vicomte and his wife joined the royalists at Coblentz, and the former, with his only son, Adrien de la Rocheaimard, or the Chevalier de la Rocheaimard, as he was usually termed, had joined the allies in their attempted invasion on the soil of France.
le Chevalier d'Herblay -- no, I am still mistaken -- Monsieur le Vicaire-General?
Jehan de Harlay, equerry guardian of the office of chevalier of the night watch of the city of Paris
le Chevalier d'Herblay shall have their lives spared.
I hope, before she goes away, we shall have the news of a battle; for, if the Chevalier should get the better, she may gain us interest at court, and make our fortunes without betraying her.
Prince Andrew saw by the cover that it was Les Chevaliers du Cygne by Madame de Genlis.