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Definition of "corinthian" [corinthian]

  • Of, characteristic of, or relating to Corinth (adjective)
  • Of, denoting, or relating to one of the five classical orders of architecture: characterized by a bell-shaped capital having carved ornaments based on acanthus leaves (adjective)
  • Given to luxury; dissolute (adjective)
  • Ornate and elaborate (adjective)
  • A native or inhabitant of Corinth (noun)
  • An amateur sportsman (noun)
  • A man about town, esp one who is dissolute (noun)
  • An amateur yachtsman who sails his own yacht without a professional skipper. (noun)

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Use "corinthian" in a sentence
  • "Although the yacht buried her starboard rail at times and fairly hissed through the water, Frank did not take a reef in a single sail, for there were no squalls, and, "corinthian" though he was, he was gaining confidence in his ability to handle the _White Wings_."
  • "Vaulted ceilings, corinthian columns, picture windows and snowy white rooms enlivened with the occasional burst of vibrant wallpaper make for a very different environment from the bare-bones mildewed hostels of yesteryear, though the animated social vibe has proven timeless."
  • "I hope to buy a second book soon. corinthian Says:"