UK [ˈnaɪtlɪ] / US adjective
Word forms "knightly":
adjective knightly comparative knightlier superlative knightliest
typical of a knight

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  • Knightly — Knight ly, a. [AS. cnihtlic boyish.] Of or pertaining to a knight; becoming a knight; chivalrous; as, a knightly combat; a knightly spirit. [1913 Webster] For knightly jousts and fierce encounters fit. Spenser. [1913 Webster] [Excuses] full… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Knightly — Knight ly, adv. In a manner becoming a knight. [1913 Webster] And why thou comest thus knightly clad in arms. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knightly — [nīt′lē] adj. 1. of, characteristic of, like, or befitting a knight; chivalrous, brave, etc. 2. consisting of knights adv. Archaic in a knightly manner knightliness n …   English World dictionary

  • knightly — (adj.) O.E. cnihtlic; see KNIGHT (Cf. knight) (n.) + LY (Cf. ly) (1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • knightly — adjective Date: 14th century 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a knight < tales of knightly adventures > 2. made up of knights • knightliness noun • knightly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • knightly — knightliness, n. /nuyt lee/, adj. 1. characteristic of a knight; noble, courageous, and generous: knightly deeds. 2. being or resembling a knight. 3. of or belonging to a knight: knightly duties. 4. composed of knights. adv. 5. in a manner… …   Universalium

  • knightly — knight|ly [ˈnaıtli] adj literary relating to knights or typical of a knight, especially behaving with courage and honour ▪ knightly deeds of chivalry …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • knightly — adjective literary connected with being a knight or typical of a knight, especially by behaving with courage and honour: knightly deeds of chivalry …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • knightly — /ˈnaɪtli/ (say nuytlee) adjective 1. of or belonging to a knight: knightly deeds. 2. characteristic of a knight. 3. being or resembling a knight. 4. composed of knights. –adverb 5. in a manner befitting a knight. –knightliness, noun …  

  • knightly — knight ► NOUN 1) (in the Middle Ages) a man raised to honourable military rank after service as a page and squire. 2) (in the UK) a man awarded a non hereditary title by the sovereign and entitled to use ‘Sir’ in front of his name. 3) a chess… …   English terms dictionary

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