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
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Levin did not care to eat, and he was not smoking; he did not want to join his own friends, that is Sergey Ivanovitch, Stepan Arkadyevitch, Sviazhsky and the rest, because Vronsky in his equerry's uniform was standing with them in eager conversation.
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.
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He on the left, in violet, was his equerry; he on the right, in green, was the grand veneur.
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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.
``Come, valiant sir,'' said Wamba, ``I must be your armourer as well as your equerry I have dismounted you, and now I will unhelm you.''
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