What does knightly mean?

Definitions for knightly
ˈnaɪt liknight·ly

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word knightly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chivalric, knightly, medievaladjective

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

    "chivalric rites"; "the knightly years"

  2. chivalrous, gallant, knightlyadjective

    being attentive to women like an ideal knight


  1. knightlyadverb

    In the manner of a knight; chivalrously.

  2. knightlyadjective

    Of or pertaining to a knight or knights.

  3. knightlyadjective

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

    knightly combat

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Knightlyadjective

    Befitting a knight; beseeming a knight.

    Etymology: from knight.

    Let us take care of your wound, upon condition that a more knightly combat shall be performed between us. Philip Sidney.

    How dares your pride presume against my laws?
    As in a listed field to fight your cause:
    Unask’d the royal grant, no marshal by,
    As knightly rites require, nor judge to try. Dryden.


  1. knightly

    Knightly refers to the manner, characteristics or behavior befitting a knight. It often involves chivalry, honor, bravery, courtesy, loyalty, or nobility, similar to what has historically been attributed to medieval knights. This term can also refer to anything related or associated with knights in terms of their culture, status, or profession.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Knightlyadjective

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

  2. Knightlyadverb

    in a manner becoming a knight

  3. Etymology: [AS. cnihtlic boyish.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. knightly

    Pertaining to a knight; becoming a knight; as, a knightly combat.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Knightly is ranked #42790 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Knightly surname appeared 506 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Knightly.

    96.6% or 489 total occurrences were White.
    1.7% or 9 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.1% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of knightly in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of knightly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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