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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to Corinth
  • adj. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or relating to Corinth.
  • adj. 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. 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.

from The 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.

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

  • 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

Etymologies

From Latin Corinthius + -an (Wiktionary)

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