Grecian
Grecian Gre"cian", a. [Cf. {Greek.}] Of or pertaining to Greece; Greek. [1913 Webster]

{Grecian bend}, among women, an affected carriage of the body, the upper part being inclined forward. [Collog.]

{Grecian fire}. See {Greek fire}, under {Greek}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Grecian — The adjective Grecian has steadily retreated before the word Greek, and is now idiomatically restricted to describing architecture, facial outline (especially Grecian nose) and a soft low cut slipper. Otherwise Greek is the natural word (Greek… …   Modern English usage

  • Grecian — Gre cian, n. 1. A native or naturalized inhabitant of Greece; a Greek. [1913 Webster] 2. A jew who spoke Greek; a Hellenist. Acts vi. 1. [1913 Webster] Note: The Greek word rendered Grecian in the Authorized Version of the New Testament is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grecian — (adj.) c.1400, from L. Graecia “Greece” (see GREEK (Cf. Greek)) + people ending IAN (Cf. ian). The noun meaning a Greek is from early 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • Grecian — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to ancient Greece, especially its architecture …   English terms dictionary

  • Grecian — [grē′shən] adj. [< L Graecia, GREECE + AN] GREEK (adj. 1) n. 1. a Greek 2. Archaic a scholar of Greek …   English World dictionary

  • Grecian — The Grecian war ein Kaffeehaus in London, das von 1702 bis 1842 existierte. Es befand sich im Devereux Court nahe dem Strand. Ein Kaffeehaus ist unter dieser Adresse bereits ab 1652 nachgewiesen, womit es sich um das älteste Café Londons handeln… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Grecian — [[t]gri͟ːʃ(ə)n[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Grecian is used to describe something which is in the style of things from ancient Greece. ...elegant Grecian columns. ...a vaguely Grecian gown of flowing blue. Syn: Greek …   English dictionary

  • Grecian — adjective Etymology: Middle English greciane, ultimately from Latin Graecia Greece Date: 15th century Greek 1 • Grecian noun • grecianize transitive verb, often capitalized …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Grecian — See Grecian, Greek …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • Grecian — adj. Grecian is used with these nouns: ↑nose …   Collocations dictionary

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