connoisseur


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con·nois·seur

 (kŏn′ə-sûr′, -so͝or′)
n.
1. A person with expert knowledge or training, especially in the fine arts.
2. A person of informed and discriminating taste: a connoisseur of fine wines.

[Obsolete French, from Old French connoisseor, from connoistre, to know, from Latin cognōscere, to learn, know; see cognition.]

con′nois·seur′ship′ n.

connoisseur

(ˌkɒnɪˈsɜː)
n
(Art Terms) a person with special knowledge or appreciation of a field, esp in the arts
[C18: from French, from Old French conoiseor, from connoistre to know, from Latin cognōscere]
ˌconnoisˈseurship n

con•nois•seur

(ˌkɒn əˈsɜr, -ˈsʊər)

n.
1. a person esp. competent to pass critical judgments in an art or in matters of taste.
2. a discerning judge of the best in any field.
[1705–15; < French; Old French conoiseor=con(n)ois-, s. of conoistre to know, recognize]
con`nois•seur′ship, n.

connoisseur

A French word meaning one who knows, used to mean a person with great knowledge and appreciation of something, especially one of the arts.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.connoisseur - an expert able to appreciate a fieldconnoisseur - an expert able to appreciate a field; especially in the fine arts
authority - an expert whose views are taken as definitive; "he is an authority on corporate law"
aesthete, esthete - one who professes great sensitivity to the beauty of art and nature
wine lover - a connoisseur of fine wines; a grape nut

connoisseur

noun expert, authority, judge, specialist, buff (informal), devotee, boffin (Brit. informal), whiz (informal), arbiter, aficionado, savant, maven (U.S.), appreciator, cognoscente, fundi (S. African) I hear you're something of an art connoisseur.
Quotations
"connoisseur: a specialist who knows everything about something and nothing about anything else" [Ambrose Bierce The Devil's Dictionary]
Translations
خَبير، ذَوّاقَه
fajnšmekrznalec
connaisseurkender
connaisseurconnoisseurconocedor
erikoistuntijatuntija
műértő
sérfræîingur
lietpratējspazinējs

connoisseur

[ˌkɒnəˈsɜːʳ] Nconocedor(a) m/f, entendido/a m/f
an art connoisseurun entendido en arte
a wine connoisseurun entendido en vinos, un enólogo

connoisseur

[ˌkɒnəˈsɜːr] nconnaisseur/euse m/f

connoisseur

nKenner m, → Connaisseur m (geh); connoisseur of wines/womenWein-/Frauenkenner m

connoisseur

[ˌkɒnəˈsɜːʳ] nconoscitore/trice, intenditore/trice

connoisseur

(konəˈsəː) noun
an expert judge of eg art, music, wine etc. Let him choose the wine – he's the connoisseur.
References in classic literature ?
To marry the former and own the latter was Paul's idea of the earthly paradise, and it was the wealthy connoisseur, and he alone, who could open the gates.
I knew a gentleman who prided himself all his life on being a connoisseur of Lafitte.
Tollmidge, related, it is said, to the late well-known connoisseur, Lord Lydiard.
Dunster removed the cigar from his teeth and gazed at the long white ash with the air of a connoisseur.
Then it fell for a tender moment on the jaundiced page of my old Boccaccio,--a rare edition, which I had taken from my knapsack to indulge myself with the appreciation of a connoisseur.
No, excellency, no," returned the steward, with a sort of nervous trembling, which Monte Cristo, a connoisseur in all emotions, rightly attributed to great disquietude.
You would only have made a better or worse portrait with a background which every connoisseur would give a different reason for or against.
The house was just covered with ivy and there was a most delightful old garden--"and," added the Story Girl, with the joy of a connoisseur who has found a rare gem, "the sweetest little story connected with it.
The Burgomaster's Breakfast" had been sold to a new customer, a venerable connoisseur, blessed with a great fortune and a large picture-gallery.
I tasted, more from curiosity than as a connoisseur, whilst Captain Nemo enchanted me with his extraordinary stories.
This, when it was brought to him, he drank slowly, like a connoisseur, lingering on the taste and still looking about him at the cliffs and up at our signboard.
He returned to his room, and after depositing the ring in a casket filled with brilliants of every sort, for the cardinal was a connoisseur in precious stones, he called to Bernouin to undress him, regardless of the noises of gun-fire that, though it was now near midnight, continued to resound through Paris.