What does knighthood mean?

Definitions for knighthoodˈnaɪt hʊd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. knighthood(noun)

    aristocrats holding the rank of knight


  1. knighthood(Noun)

    An honour whereby one is made into a knight, and one can thereafter be called "Sir"

    He's got an OBE, and MBE and his recent work should entitle him to a knighthood.

  2. knighthood(Noun)

    The quality of being a knight.

  3. knighthood(Noun)

    The knights collectively, the body of knights.

  4. Origin: From knighthod, from cnihthad

Webster Dictionary

  1. Knighthood(noun)

    the character, dignity, or condition of a knight, or of knights as a class; hence, chivalry

  2. Knighthood(noun)

    the whole body of knights

  3. Origin: [Knight + hood: cf. AS. chihthd youth.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Knighthood

    a distinction granted to commoners, ranking next to baronet, now bestowed by the crown; formerly knighthood was a military order, any member of which might create new knights; it was originally the highest rank of Chivalry (q. v.); it was an order of many subdivisions developed during the crusades, and in full flower before the Norman conquest of England.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of knighthood in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of knighthood in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chris Kenny:

    He's one dumb knighthood away from oblivion.

  2. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Knighthood lies above eternity; it doesn’t live off fame, but rather deeds.

  3. Luke Simpkins:

    The knighthood issue was for many the final proof of a disconnection with the people.

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