American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to ancient Corinth or its people or culture.
- adj. Architecture Of or relating to the Corinthian order.
- adj. Elegantly or elaborately ornate.
- adj. Given to licentious and profligate luxury.
- n. A native or inhabitant of Corinth.
- n. A luxury-loving person; a bon vivant.
- n. A wealthy amateur sportsman, especially an amateur yachtsman.
- n. See Table at Bible.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to Corinth, a powerful city of ancient Greece, noted for the magnificence of its artistic adornment, and for its luxury and licentiousness.
- Licentious; profligate.
- Amateur: as, a Corinthian yacht-race (that is, a yacht-race in which only amateurs handle the boats). See II., 3, 4.
- n. An inhabitant of Corinth.
- n. A gay, licentious person; an adventurer; a ruffian; a bully.
- n. A member of the aristocracy; specifically, a gentleman who steers his own yacht or rides his own horses.
- n. Hence An amateur; specifically, an amateur sailor.
- Elegantly ornate; florid: applied to literary style.
- adj. Of or relating to Corinth
- adj. architecture Of the Corinthian Greek order
- adj. elaborate, ornate
- n. An inhabitant or a resident of Corinth, and its suburbs.
- n. An inhabitant, a resident of; a thing that originates from Corinthia
- n. An accomplished amateur athlete.
- n. A sailboat owner who helms his or her own boat in competitive racing.
- n. A worldly, fashionable person, accepted in society though possibly dissolute.
- n. Horse show-class in which contestants are members of a formal hunt and wear the livery thereof, as opposed to appointment show-class.
- n. A small tubular wafer used in desserts.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or relating to Corinth.
- adj. (Arch.) Of or pertaining to the Corinthian order of architecture, invented by the Greeks, but more commonly used by the Romans.
- adj. Debauched in character or practice; impure.
- adj. Of or pertaining to an amateur sailor or yachtsman.)
- n. A native or inhabitant of Corinth.
- n. obsolete A gay, licentious person.
- n. A man of fashion given to pleasuring or sport; a fashionable man about town; esp., a man of means who drives his own horse, sails his own yacht, or the like.
- n. a man devoted to the pursuit of pleasure
- adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Corinth or its inhabitants
- adj. or pertaining to the Corinthian style of architecture
- n. a resident of Corinth
- From Latin Corinthius + -an (Wiktionary)
“It chanced that the basket was put down upon a young acanthus plant, and the leaves grew up about the basket in such a way that when Callimachus saw it the design for the capital which we know as Corinthian was suggested to him, and was thus named from the city in which all this had occurred.”
“The Washington Post Co. operates for-profit schools through its subsidiary Kaplan and owns more than 8 percent of stock in Corinthian Colleges, another for-profit company, based in Santa Ana, Calif.”
“Neighbors in Corinthian Point have held a prayer group for Marcus”
“The last is that sort which is usually called the Corinthian grape.”
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“It was in a particular manner noted for fornication, insomuch that a Corinthian woman was a proverbial phrase for a strumpet, and korinthiazein, korinthiasesthai -- to play the Corinthian, is to play the whore, or indulge whorish inclinations.”
“(The Washington Post Co. operates for-profit colleges through its Kaplan subsidiary and owns more than 8 percent of stock in Corinthian Colleges Inc., based in Santa Ana.,”
“Corinthian, which is based in Santa Ana, Calif., offers entry-level associate and certificate programs, and its students often have high debt levels.”
“The Corinthian is another, and The Masqueraders offers a bonus boy dressed as a girl.”
“Corinthian, which is based in Santa Ana, Calif., projected earnings for the new fiscal year of 58 cents to 63 cents a share on revenue of $1.21 billion to $1.25 billion Analysts were expecting 55 cents and $1.22 billion, respectively.”
“It is said, that the famous Lais, who was called the Corinthian, though she was a native of Hyccara, a small town in Sicily, from whence she was brought a captive, was the daughter of this Timandra.”
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