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Meaning of CORINTHIAN

Pronunciation:  ku'rintheeun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a resident of Corinth
  2. [n]  a man devoted to the pursuit of pleasure
  3. [adj]  (architecture) most ornate of the three orders of classical Greek architecture
 

CORINTHIAN is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: composite, man-about-town, playboy
 
 Antonyms: doric, ionic
 
 See Also: Corinth, Greek, hedonist, Hellene, Korinthos, pleasure seeker

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Co*rin"thi*an\ (-an), a.
    1. Of or relating to Corinth.
    
    2. (Arch.) Of or pertaining to the Corinthian order of
       architecture, invented by the Greeks, but more commonly
       used by the Romans.
    
             This is the lightest and most ornamental of the
             three orders used by the Greeks.      --Parker.
    
    3. Debauched in character or practice; impure. --Milton.
    
    4. Of or pertaining to an amateur sailor or yachtsman; as, a
       corinthian race (one in which the contesting yachts must
       be manned by amateurs.)
    
    
  2. \Co*rin"thi*an\, n.
    1. A native or inhabitant of Corinth.
    
    2. A gay, licentious person. [Obs.]
    
    
  3. \Co*rin"thi*an\, n.
    A man of fashion given to pleasuring or sport; a fashionable
    man about town; esp., a man of means who drives his own
    horse, sails his own yacht, or the like.
    
    
 

 

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