from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Devoted to the pursuit of sensual pleasure, especially to the enjoyment of good food and comfort.
- adj. Suited to the tastes of an epicure: an epicurean repast.
- adj. Of or relating to Epicurus or Epicureanism.
- n. A devotee to sensuous and luxurious living; an epicure.
- n. A follower of Epicurus.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. pursuing pleasure, especially in reference to food or comfort
- adj. devoted to luxurious living
- n. one who is devoted to pleasure
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to Epicurus, or following his philosophy.
- adj. Given to luxury; adapted to luxurious tastes; luxurious; pertaining to good eating.
- n. A follower or Epicurus.
- n. One given to epicurean indulgence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or founded by Epicurus, the Greek philosopher; relating to the doctrines of Epicurus.
- [cap. or lowercase] Devoted to the pursuit of pleasure as the chief good.
- [lowercase] Given to luxury or indulgence in sensual pleasures; of luxurious tastes or habits, especially in eating and drinking; fond of good living.
- [lowercase] Contributing to the pleasures of the table; fit for an epicure.
- n. A follower of Epicurus, the great sensualistic philosopher of antiquity (341-270 b. c.), who founded a school at Athens about 307 b. c.
- n. [cap. or lowercase] A votary of pleasure, or one who pursues the pleasures of sense as the chief good; one who is fond of good living; a person of luxurious tastes, especially in eating and drinking; a gourmet; an epicure.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of Epicurus or epicureanism
- adj. devoted to pleasure
- n. a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
- adj. displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses
Middle English Epicurien, from Epicure; see epicure.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Epicurean ("follower of Epicureanism"). (Wiktionary)