Corinthian


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 — 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

  • Corinthian — 1650s as an architectural order, from CORINTH (Cf. Corinth), the ancient Greek city state. In classical times Corinth was notorious for its luxury and licentiousness among the Greek states (and for not scorning trade and profit); hence Corinthian …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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 F.C. — For other uses, see Corinthian F.C. (disambiguation). The Corinthian Football Club was a football team based in London playing at various venues including Crystal Palace and Queen s Club. The team was founded in 1882 by N. Lane Jackson, assistant …   Wikipedia

  • Corinthian FC — Tourneemannschaft von Weihnachten 1896 Der Corinthian FC (offiziell: Corinthian Football Club) war ein englischer Fußballverein aus der Hauptstadt London, der seine Spiele sowohl im Crystal Palace National Sports Centre als auch im Queen’s Club… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Corinthian 35 — The Corinthian 35 was a class of racing yachts introduced during the 1937 Fastnet race. Background In 1936 it was suggested that there should be one size of yacht eligible for all the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club s races. Prior to 1936, some races …   Wikipedia

  • 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


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