[nahyt-hoo d] /ˈnaɪt hʊd/
the rank or dignity of a knight:
to confer knighthood upon him.
the profession or vocation of a knight.
knightly character or qualities.
the body of knights.
the order, dignity, or rank of a knight
the qualities of a knight; knightliness
Old English cnihthad “the period between childhood and manhood;” see knight (n.) + -hood. Sense of “rank or dignity of a knight” is from c.1300, and probably is an independent formation.
[nahyt-lee] /ˈnaɪt li/ adjective 1. characteristic of a ; noble, courageous, and generous: knightly deeds. 2. being or resembling a . 3. of or belonging to a : knightly duties. 4. composed of . adverb 5. in a manner befitting a . /ˈnaɪtlɪ/ adjective 1. of, relating to, resembling, or befitting a knight adj. Old […]
- Knight marshal
noun 1. another name for marshal (sense 5)
noun 1. a member of a knightly order founded by George I of England in 1725.
- Knight of the road
noun (informal or facetious) 1. a tramp 2. a commercial traveller 3. a lorry driver 4. (obsolete) a highwayman