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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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]
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Translations
خَبير، ذَوّاقَه
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connaisseurkender
connaisseurconnoisseurconocedor
erikoistuntijatuntija
műértő
sérfræîingur
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connoisseur

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

[ˌkɒnəˈsɜːr] nconnaisseur/euse m/f
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connoisseur

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

[ˌkɒnəˈsɜːʳ] nconoscitore/trice, intenditore/trice
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connoisseur

(konəˈsəː) noun
an expert judge of eg art, music, wine etc. Let him choose the wine – he's the connoisseur.
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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." In the next sentence the writer of the obituary notice deplored the destitute condition of Mrs.
Dunster removed the cigar from his teeth and gazed at the long white ash with the air of a connoisseur. He was stretched in a long chair, high up in the terraced gardens behind the Hall.
He admires as a lover, not as a connoisseur. To satisfy me, those characters must be united.
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. Next minute "the unobstructed beam" was shining right into the knapsack itself, for all the world like one of those little demon electric lights with which the dentist makes a momentary treasure-cave of your distended jaws, flashing with startled stalactite.
A closet was filled with wine; the plate was of silver, the napery elegant; a good picture hung upon the walls, a gift (as Utterson supposed) from Henry Jekyll, who was much of a connoisseur; and the carpets were of many plies and agreeable in colour.
"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.