Definition of Knightly

1. Adjective. Characteristic of the time of chivalry and knighthood in the Middle Ages. "The knightly years"

Exact synonyms: Chivalric, Medieval
Similar to: Past
Derivative terms: Chivalry, Knight



2. Adjective. Being attentive to women like an ideal knight.
Exact synonyms: Chivalrous, Gallant
Similar to: Courteous
Derivative terms: Chivalry, Gallant, Knight

Definition of Knightly

1. a. Of or pertaining to a knight; becoming a knight; chivalrous; as, a knightly combat; a knightly spirit.

2. adv. In a manner becoming a knight.

Definition of Knightly

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to a knight or knights. ¹

2. Adjective. Befitting a knight; formally courteous (as a knight); chivalrous, gallant and courtly. ¹

3. Adverb. In the manner of a knight; chivalrously. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Knightly

1. of or befitting a knight [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Knightly

knight errantry
knight in shining armor
knight in shining armour
knight marshal
knight of the square flag
knightage
knighted
knighthead
knighthood
knighthoods
knighting
knightless
knightlike
knightliness
knightlinesses
knightly (current term)
knights
knights-errant
knights bannerets
knights in shining armor
knights in shining armour
knights marshal
knightship
knightships
kniphofia
knish
knishes
knismesis
knismogenic

Literary usage of Knightly

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1. A History of Education by Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter (1905)
"The knightly and burgher classes attained to a feeling of self-consciousness ... knightly education stood in the sharpest contrast with that of the Church. ..."

2. History of the Christian Church by Wilhelm Ernst Möller (1893)
"The knightly Orders. ... and brought to a head by the movements of the Crusades, there also arose the Spiritual knightly Orders, especially the Order of S. ..."

3. Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe: From the Iron Period of the Northern by John Hewitt (1860)
"And again in the sculpture of knightly Costume, circa 1340. No. 7. f See Waller's "Brasses," part 10. in our woodcut, No. 23. ..."

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