Corinthian
I. noun Date: 1520 1. a native or resident of Corinth, Greece 2. a merry profligate man II. adjective Date: 1594 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Corinth or Corinthians 2. of or relating to the lightest and most ornate of the three ancient Greek architectural orders distinguished especially by its large capitals decorated with carved acanthus leaves — see order illustration

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  • Corinthian — refers originally to the port of Corinth in Greece Corinthian order, a classical order of ancient Greek and Roman architecture Residents or people hailing form the town of Corinth (town), New York The League of Corinth, a federation of ancient… …   Wikipedia

  • Corinthian — Co*rin thi*an ( an), a. 1. Of or relating to Corinth. [1913 Webster] 2. (Arch.) Of or pertaining to the Corinthian order of architecture, invented by the Greeks, but more commonly used by the Romans. [1913 Webster] This is the lightest and most… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Corinthian — Co*rin thi*an, n. 1. A native or inhabitant of Corinth. [1913 Webster] 2. A gay, licentious person. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 3. A man of fashion given to pleasuring or sport; a fashionable man about town; esp., a man of means who drives his own… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Corinthian — [kə rin′thē ən] adj. 1. of Corinth or its people or culture 2. dissolute and loving luxury, as the people of Corinth were said to be 3. in the style of the art of Corinth; gracefully elaborate 4. designating or of a classical (Greek or Roman)… …   English World dictionary

  • Corinthian — Co·rin·thi·an || kÉ™ rɪnθɪən n. native or resident of Corinth (city of ancient Greece) adj. of the ancient Greek city of Corinth; of the Corinthian order of Greek architecture; elaborate in style; of Corinthian pottery (characterized by… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Corinthian — Corinthians  Cette page d’homonymie répertorie différents clubs sportifs partageant un même nom. Corinthian est le terme anglais pour « corinthien », qui relève de la cité grecque de Corinthe. Sommaire 1 Clubs brésiliens de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Corinthian — /keuh rin thee euhn/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Corinth. 2. Archit. noting or pertaining to one of the five classical orders invented in ancient Greece and similar in most respects to the Ionic but usually of slenderer… …   Universalium

  • Corinthian — 1. adjective a) describing a person or object from Corinth b) of the Corinthian classical order 2. noun a) An inhabitant or a resident of Corinth, and its suburbs …   Wiktionary

  • Corinthian — adj. Corinthian is used with these nouns: ↑column …   Collocations dictionary

  • Corinthian — Co|rin|thi|an adj of a style of Greek architecture that uses decorations of leaves cut into stone ▪ a Corinthian column …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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