Knighthood

  • 1 Knighthood — Knight hood, n. [Knight + hood: cf. AS. chihth[=a]d youth.] 1. The character, dignity, or condition of a knight, or of knights as a class; hence, chivalry. O shame to knighthood. Shak. [1913 Webster] If you needs must write, write C[ae]sar s… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Knighthood — • Considered from three points of view: the military, the social, and the religious Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 3 knighthood — (n.) O.E. cnihthad the period between childhood and manhood; see KNIGHT (Cf. knight) (n.) + HOOD (Cf. hood). Sense of rank or dignity of a knight is from c.1300, and probably is an independent formation …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 knighthood — [nīt′hood΄] n. 1. the rank or status of a knight 2. the profession or vocation of a knight 3. knightly conduct 4. knights collectively …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Knighthood — Being a knight. Knighthood was conferred in the adoubement ceremony, or the accolade, at which time a young man or squire was formally adopted into the brotherhood of knights. Even though knights differed in their allegiance to king and kingdom,… …

    Medieval glossary

  • 6 knighthood — noun (in the UK) ADJECTIVE ▪ honorary VERB + KNIGHTHOOD ▪ get, receive ▪ refuse ▪ award sb, be …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 7 knighthood — n. to bestow a knighthood on, upon * * * [ naɪthʊd] upon to bestow a knighthood on …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 8 knighthood — [[t]na͟ɪthʊd[/t]] knighthoods N COUNT A knighthood is a title that is given to a man by a British king or queen for his achievements or his service to his country. A man who has been given a knighthood can put Sir in front of his name instead of… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 knighthood — UK [ˈnaɪthʊd] / US [ˈnaɪtˌhʊd] noun [countable] Word forms knighthood : singular knighthood plural knighthoods an honour given by a British king or queen that allows a man to use the title Sir before his name …

    English dictionary

  • 10 knighthood — /nuyt hood/, n. 1. the rank or dignity of a knight: to confer knighthood upon him. 2. the profession or vocation of a knight. 3. knightly character or qualities. 4. the body of knights. [bef. 900; ME knighthod, OE cnihthad. See KNIGHT, HOOD] * *… …

    Universalium

  • 11 knighthood — noun a) An honour whereby one is made into a knight, and one can thereafter be called Sir Hes got an OBE, and MBE and his recent work should entitle him to a knighthood. b) The quality of being a knight …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 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… …

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • 13 knighthood — 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

  • 14 knighthood — noun Date: 13th century 1. the rank, dignity, or profession of a knight 2. the qualities befitting a knight ; chivalry 3. knights as a class or body …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 knighthood — Synonyms and related words: arms, art of war, baronetcy, barony, chivalry, dukedom, earldom, generalship, kingship, knight errantship, ladyship, lordship, marquisate, pashadom, princedom, princeship, queenship, seignioralty, seigniory, viscountcy …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 knighthood — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. chivalry, gallantry, courtliness; see courage 1 , courtesy 1 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 knighthood — knight|hood [ˈnaıthud] n [U and C] a British rank and title which is given to a man as an honour for achievement or for doing good things →↑Dame …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 knighthood — knight|hood [ naıt,hud ] noun count an honor given by a British king or queen that allows a man to use the title Sir before his name …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 knighthood — sb. K. Horn, 492 …

    Oldest English Words

  • 20 knighthood — knight·hood || naɪthÊŠd n. rank of knight; profession of a knight; knights as a class; dignity of knight; knightly qualities; aristocrats that hold the rank of knight …

    English contemporary dictionary