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epicurean


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Epicurean  \Ep`i*cu*re"an\  (?;  277),  a.  [L.  Epicureus,  Gr  ?:  cf 
  ['e]picurien.] 
  1.  Pertaining  to  Epicurus,  or  following  his  philosophy.  ``The 
  sect  Epicurean.''  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Given  to  luxury;  adapted  to  luxurious  tastes;  luxurious; 
  pertaining  to  good  eating. 
 
  Courses  of  the  most  refined  and  epicurean  dishes. 
  --Prescott. 
 
  {Epicurean  philosophy}.  See  {Atomic  philosophy},  under 
  {Atomic}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Epicurean  \Ep`i*cu*re"an\,  n. 
  1.  A  follower  or  Epicurus. 
 
  2.  One  given  to  epicurean  indulgence. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Epicurean 
  adj  1:  of  Epicurus  or  epicureanism;  "Epicurean  philosophy"  [syn:  {Epicurean}] 
  2:  devoted  to  pleasure;  "a  hedonic  thrill";  "lives  of  unending 
  hedonistic  delight";  "epicurean  pleasures"  [syn:  {hedonic}, 
  {hedonistic}] 
  3:  furnishing  gratification  of  the  senses  "an  epicurean 
  banquet";  "enjoyed  a  luxurious  suite  with  a  crystal 
  chandelier  and  thick  oriental  rugs";  "Lucullus  spent  the 
  remainder  of  his  days  in  voluptuous  magnificence";  "a 
  chinchilla  robe  of  sybaritic  lavishness"  [syn:  {luxurious}, 
  {sybaritic},  {voluptuary},  {voluptuous}] 
  n  :  a  person  devoted  to  refined  sensuous  enjoyment  (especially 
  good  food  and  drink)  [syn:  {epicure},  {gourmet},  {gastronome}, 
  {bon  vivant}] 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Epicurean,  follower  of  Epicurus,  i.e.,  of  one  who  gives  assistance 
 




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