Corinthian order


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Related to Corinthian order: Ionic order, Doric order, Composite order, Tuscan order
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Corinthian order
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Corinthian order

n.
The most ornate of the three main orders of classical Greek architecture, characterized by a slender fluted column having an ornate flared capital decorated with acanthus leaves.
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Noun1.Corinthian order - the last Greek orderCorinthian order - the last Greek order; similar to the Ionic order except the capital is decorated with carvings of acanthus leaves
order - (architecture) one of original three styles of Greek architecture distinguished by the type of column and entablature used or a style developed from the original three by the Romans
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References in classic literature ?
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.
This theater has five doors and the main entrance as they are decorated with triangular fronts; the columns at the stage are built in the Corinthian order .
The station is well known in architectural circles for its classical-style facade, with a portico of the Corinthian order, consisting of six columns in width and two in depth, which dominate the Square.