Definitions for knightlyˈnaɪt li

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

knight•lyˈnaɪt li(adj.)

  1. of, resembling, or characteristic of a knight.

    Category: Western History

  2. composed of knights.

    Category: Western History

Origin of knightly:

bef. 1000


Princeton's WordNet

  1. chivalric, knightly, medieval(adj)

    characteristic of the time of chivalry and knighthood in the Middle Ages

    "chivalric rites"; "the knightly years"

  2. chivalrous, gallant, knightly(adj)

    being attentive to women like an ideal knight


  1. knightly(Adverb)

    In the manner of a knight; chivalrously.

  2. knightly(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a knight or knights.

  3. knightly(Adjective)

    Befitting a knight; formally courteous (as a knight); chivalrous, gallant and courtly.

    knightly combat

  4. Origin: From knightly, knightlich, from cnihtlic, equivalent to . Cognate with knechtelijk, knechtlich.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Knightly(adj)

    of or pertaining to a knight; becoming a knight; chivalrous; as, a knightly combat; a knightly spirit

  2. Knightly(adverb)

    in a manner becoming a knight


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