Corinthian


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Co·rin·thi·an

 (kə-rĭn′thē-ən)
adj.
1. Of or relating to ancient Corinth or its people or culture.
2. Architecture Of or relating to the Corinthian order.
3. Elegantly or elaborately ornate.
4. Given to licentious and profligate luxury.
n.
1. A native or inhabitant of Corinth.
2. A luxury-loving person; a bon vivant.
3. A wealthy amateur sportsman, especially an amateur yachtsman.
4. Corinthians(used with a sing. verb) See Table at Bible.

Corinthian

(kəˈrɪnθɪən)
adj
1. (Placename) of, characteristic of, or relating to Corinth
2. (Architecture) of, denoting, or relating to one of the five classical orders of architecture: characterized by a bell-shaped capital having carved ornaments based on acanthus leaves. See also Ionic, Doric, composite4, Tuscan
3. given to luxury; dissolute
4. (Art Terms) ornate and elaborate
n
5. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Corinth
6. (General Sporting Terms) an amateur sportsman
7. rare a man about town, esp one who is dissolute

Co•rin•thi•an

(kəˈrɪn θi ən)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to Corinth or its residents.
2. of or designating one of the five classical orders of architecture, similar to the Ionic but usu. of slenderer proportions and characterized by a deep capital with a round bell decorated with acanthus leaves.
3. ornate, as literary style.
4. luxurious or licentious.
n.
5. a native or resident of Corinth.
6. a man who lives luxuriously.
[1350–1400; Middle English Corinthi(es) men of Corinth (< Latin Corinthiī < Greek Korínthioi) + -an1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Corinthian - a man devoted to the pursuit of pleasureCorinthian - a man devoted to the pursuit of pleasure
hedonist, pleasure seeker, pagan - someone motivated by desires for sensual pleasures
2.Corinthian - a resident of Corinth
Corinth, Korinthos - the modern Greek port near the site of the ancient city that was second only to Athens
Hellene, Greek - a native or inhabitant of Greece
Adj.1.corinthian - or pertaining to the Corinthian style of architecture
2.corinthian - of or relating to or characteristic of Corinth or its inhabitants
Translations

Corinthian

[kəˈrɪnθɪən] ADJcorintio

Corinthian

adjkorinthisch
n
Korinther(in) m(f)
(Eccl) Corinthians +sing vbKorinther pl

Corinthian

[kəˈrɪnθɪən]
1. adjcorinzio/a
Corinthian order/capital (Archit) → ordine m /capitello corinzio
2. ncorinzio/a
References in classic literature ?
Once settled at the plantation he seemed to like to sit upon the wide portico in the shade of one of the big Corinthian pillars, smoking his cigar lazily and listening attentively to Gaston's experience as a sugar planter.
They entered a room as long as the wall of the house, pierced on one side by four tall windows, between which square pillars, with Corinthian capitals supporting the cornice, were half sunk in the wall.
Good-night, young lady— remember you dine beneath the Corinthian roof, to-morrow, with Elizabeth.
He ventured to differ, however, about the Corinthian columns which were to cling like leeches to the frames of the bow windows, saying that, for his part, he liked to relieve the facade by a bit of decoration.
It was a large square wooden structure, with tongued and grooved walls painted pale green and white, a Corinthian portico, and fluted pilasters between the windows.
Now Phidon the Corinthian, one of the oldest legislators, thought the families and the number of the citizens should continue the same; although it should happen that all should have allotments at the first, disproportionate to their numbers.
I wished to recline at full length in a cushioned invalid chair, with pictures about me and sumptuous furniture; with frescoed walls and gilded arches above me and vistas of Corinthian columns stretching far before me; with perfumes of Araby to intoxicate my senses and the slumbrous drone of distant noises to soothe me to sleep.
A magnificent decadence, however, for the ancient Gothic genius, that sun which sets behind the gigantic press of Mayence, still penetrates for a while longer with its rays that whole hybrid pile of Latin arcades and Corinthian columns.
Nor, if a man is to be in condition, would you allow him to have a Corinthian girl as his fair friend?
We reached Washington at about half-past six that evening, and had upon the way a beautiful view of the Capitol, which is a fine building of the Corinthian order, placed upon a noble and commanding eminence.
Mr Twemlow's little rooms are modestly furnished, in an old- fashioned manner (rather like the housekeeper's room at Snigsworthy Park), and would be bare of mere ornament, were it not for a full-length engraving of the sublime Snigsworth over the chimneypiece, snorting at a Corinthian column, with an enormous roll of paper at his feet, and a heavy curtain going to tumble down on his head; those accessories being understood to represent the noble lord as somehow in the act of saving his country.
The Great Pump Room is a spacious saloon, ornamented with Corinthian pillars, and a music-gallery, and a Tompion clock, and a statue of Nash, and a golden inscription, to which all the water-drinkers should attend, for it appeals to them in the cause of a deserving charity.