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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to ancient Corinth or its people or culture.
  • adjective Architecture Of or relating to the Corinthian order.
  • adjective Elegantly or elaborately ornate.
  • adjective Given to licentious and profligate luxury.
  • noun A native or inhabitant of Corinth.
  • noun A luxury-loving person; a bon vivant.
  • noun A wealthy amateur sportsman, especially an amateur yachtsman.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Elegantly ornate; florid: applied to literary style.
  • 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.
  • noun An inhabitant of Corinth.
  • noun A gay, licentious person; an adventurer; a ruffian; a bully.
  • noun A member of the aristocracy; specifically, a gentleman who steers his own yacht or rides his own horses.
  • noun Hence An amateur; specifically, an amateur sailor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A native or inhabitant of Corinth.
  • noun obsolete A gay, licentious person.
  • noun 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.
  • adjective Of or relating to Corinth.
  • adjective (Arch.) Of or pertaining to the Corinthian order of architecture, invented by the Greeks, but more commonly used by the Romans.
  • adjective Debauched in character or practice; impure.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to an amateur sailor or yachtsman.)

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or relating to Corinth
  • adjective architecture Of the Corinthian Greek order
  • adjective elaborate, ornate
  • noun An inhabitant or a resident of Corinth, and its suburbs.
  • noun An inhabitant, a resident of; a thing that originates from Corinthia
  • noun An accomplished amateur athlete.
  • noun A sailboat owner who helms his or her own boat in competitive racing.
  • noun A worldly, fashionable person, accepted in society though possibly dissolute.
  • noun Horse show-class in which contestants are members of a formal hunt and wear the livery thereof, as opposed to appointment show-class.
  • noun A small tubular wafer used in desserts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a man devoted to the pursuit of pleasure
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Corinth or its inhabitants
  • adjective or pertaining to the Corinthian style of architecture
  • noun a resident of Corinth

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin Corinthius + -an

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