What does Corinthian mean?

Definitions for Corinthian
kəˈrɪn θi ənCorinthi·an

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. playboy, man-about-town, Corinthian(noun)

    a man devoted to the pursuit of pleasure

  2. Corinthian(adj)

    a resident of Corinth

  3. corinthian(adj)

    or pertaining to the Corinthian style of architecture

  4. corinthian(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of Corinth or its inhabitants


  1. Corinthian(Noun)

    An inhabitant or a resident of Corinth, and its suburbs.

  2. Corinthian(Noun)

    An inhabitant, a resident of; a thing that originates from Corinthia

  3. Corinthian(Noun)

    An accomplished amateur athlete.

  4. Corinthian(Noun)

    A sailboat owner who helms xyr own boat in competitive racing.

  5. Corinthian(Noun)

    A worldly, fashionable person, accepted in society though possibly dissolute.

  6. Corinthian(Noun)

    Horse show-class in which contestants are members of a formal hunt and wear the livery thereof, as opposed to appointment show-class.

  7. Corinthian(Adjective)

    Of or relating to Corinth

  8. Corinthian(Adjective)

    Of the Corinthian Greek order

  9. Corinthian(Adjective)

    elaborate, ornate

  10. corinthian(Noun)

    An amateur yachtsman who sails his own yacht without a professional skipper.

  11. Origin: From Corinthius + -an

Webster Dictionary

  1. Corinthian(adj)

    of or relating to Corinth

  2. Corinthian(adj)

    of or pertaining to the Corinthian order of architecture, invented by the Greeks, but more commonly used by the Romans

  3. Corinthian(adj)

    debauched in character or practice; impure

  4. Corinthian(adj)

    of or pertaining to an amateur sailor or yachtsman; as, a corinthian race (one in which the contesting yachts must be manned by amateurs.)

  5. Corinthian(noun)

    a native or inhabitant of Corinth

  6. Corinthian(noun)

    a gay, licentious person


  1. Corinthian

    The Corinthian is a fictional character in Neil Gaiman's comic book series The Sandman. He can first be seen in The Sandman #10, which is part of the second story arc, The Doll's House. The Corinthian is a nightmare created by Dream, who destroys him in the same collection for going rogue and failing to fulfill his original design. Dream later recreates him with "some changes", though the exact nature of these changes is not explicit. His most notable physical feature is his lack of eyes: in their place, two rows of small, jagged teeth line each eye socket, which he often covers with sunglasses. He can speak, eat and even respire through these mouths. The Corinthian is an impeccable dresser and will often wear only white clothing.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Corinthian

    kor-inth′i-an, adj. pertaining to Corinth, a city of Greece: pertaining to an ornate order of Greek architecture, (M. Arnold) to an over-brilliant literary style: profligate.—n. a profligate: a man of fashion, a 'swell.'—n. Cor′inth (obs.), a brothel, from the notorious licentiousness of Corinth.—v.i. Corinth′ianise, to be licentious.—Corinthian brass, bronze, an alloy made in Corinth, much valued in ancient times: assurance or effrontery.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Corinthian in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Corinthian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Corinthian in a Sentence

  1. Edmund Burke:

    Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society.

  2. Ricardo Montalbán:

    soft Corinthian leather

Images & Illustrations of Corinthian

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  • κορινθιακόςGreek

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