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corinthian


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Corinthian  \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 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Corinthian  \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.) 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Corinthian  \Co*rin"thi*an\,  n. 
  1.  A  native  or  inhabitant  of  Corinth. 
 
  2.  A  gay,  licentious  person.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  corinthian 
  adj  :  (architecture)  most  ornate  of  the  three  orders  of  classical 
  Greek  architecture  [ant:  {doric},  {ionic}] 
  n  1:  a  man  devoted  to  the  pursuit  of  pleasure  [syn:  {playboy},  {man-about-town}, 
  {Corinthian}] 
  2:  a  resident  of  Corinth  [syn:  {Corinthian}] 




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