Corinthian

Definitions

  • "This Buildin' is Corinthian."
    "This Buildin' is Corinthian."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj corinthian of or relating to or characteristic of Corinth or its inhabitants
    • adj corinthian or pertaining to the Corinthian style of architecture
    • n Corinthian a resident of Corinth
    • n Corinthian a man devoted to the pursuit of pleasure
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Corinthian columns in the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, are among the tallest in the world at 75 feet high, 8 feet in diameter, 25 feet in circumference, each built of 70,000 bricks.
    • Corinthian A gay, licentious person.
    • Corinthian 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.
    • Corinthian A native or inhabitant of Corinth.
    • Corinthian Debauched in character or practice; impure.
    • Corinthian Of or pertaining to an amateur sailor or yachtsman; as, a corinthian race (one in which the contesting yachts must be manned by amateurs
    • Corinthian (Arch) Of or pertaining to the Corinthian order of architecture, invented by the Greeks, but more commonly used by the Romans. "This is the lightest and most ornamental of the three orders used by the Greeks."
    • Corinthian Of or relating to Corinth.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Corinthian Pertaining to Corinth, a powerful city of ancient Greece, noted for the magnificence of its artistic adornment, and for its luxury and licentiousness.
    • Corinthian Licentious; profligate.
    • Corinthian Amateur: as, a Corinthian yacht-race (that is, a yacht-race in which only amateurs handle the boats). See II., 3, 4.
    • n Corinthian An inhabitant of Corinth.
    • n Corinthian A gay, licentious person; an adventurer; a ruffian; a bully.
    • n Corinthian A member of the aristocracy; specifically, a gentleman who steers his own yacht or rides his own horses.
    • n Corinthian Hence An amateur; specifically, an amateur sailor.
    • Corinthian Elegantly ornate; florid: applied to literary style.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Corinthian kor-inth′i-an 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 Corinthian a profligate: a man of fashion, a 'swell.'—n. Cor′inth (obs.), a brothel, from the notorious licentiousness of Corinth
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Quotations

  • Bible
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    “Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. [2 Corinthians 4:16]”
  • Edmund Burke
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    “Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society.”
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    “And now abide faith, hope and love; these three, but the greatest of these is love. [Corinthians 13:13]”
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    “God loveth a cheerful giver. [2 Corinthians 9:7]”
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    “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. [I Corinthians 13:11]”
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    “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? [1 Corinthians 15:55]”

Usage

In literature:

The Christians of Corinthian times had already begun to suffer from persecution.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
Then I thought of the description of a primitive Christianity service as given in 1 Corinthians.
"Things as They Are" by Amy Wilson-Carmichael
Modern Corinthians, we fear, know but little Greek, except that of the AEgidiac, or St. Giles's dialect.
"The Comic Latin Grammar" by Percival Leigh
It consists of a fluted column of the Corinthian order of architecture, capped by a crown, supporting an orb, surmounted by a cross.
"Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia" by Various
That is exactly what is elsewhere stated in First Corinthians.
"The Lord of Glory" by Arno Gaebelein
Eight other niches are between the chapels, and these are also with a pediment supported by two Corinthian columns.
"Italy, the Magic Land" by Lilian Whiting
The column, which was a Corinthian one surmounted by a statue of George III., fell in 1805, eight years after its erection.
"Hampstead and Marylebone" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
PROTO-CORINTHIAN CAPITAL FROM ASSYRIAN SCULPTURE.
"Architecture" by Thomas Roger Smith
But her elbow gloves, which rarely come within a measurable distance of godliness, inevitably proclaim the Corinthian.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 98, March 1, 1890" by Various
In the distance, at the end of a beautiful avenue, the "Gloriette," a Corinthian Portico.
"L'Aiglon" by Edmond Rostand
The two Epistles to the Corinthians are commented on respectively by Mr. Teignmouth Shore and Professor Plumptre.
"The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, September 1879" by Various
Superb specimens of the royal palm begin to appear in abundance, always suggestive of the Corinthian column.
"Due South or Cuba Past and Present" by Maturin M. Ballou
You will find them in the fourth chapter of the Second Epistle to the Corinthians.
"Opportunities" by Susan Warner
Three circular arches, supported by Corinthianizing pilasters, form the western portal.
"Architectural Antiquities of Normandy" by John Sell Cotman
The Christianity revealed in 1 Corinthians clearly conforms to this type.
"Landmarks in the History of Early Christianity" by Kirsopp Lake
In the Corinthian Church even the elders encouraged incest.
"Religion & Sex" by Chapman Cohen
I have mentioned the letters to the Thessalonians, Corinthians, Galatians, and Romans as indisputably his.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Again in 2 Corinthians xiii.
"The Way to God and How to Find It" by Dwight Moody
The first epistle to the Corinthians was written from Philippi by Stephanas, and Fortunatus, and Achaicus, and Timothy.
"A Translation of the New Testament from the original Greek" by T. Haweis
Ah, how well I recall The shows that I saw in Corinthian Hall!
"Second Book of Verse" by Eugene Field
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In poetry:

Keep the Corinthians ever in thy mind,
Who erst with several diseases pin'd,
Because they unprepar'd and rashly went,
Without due thought, unto the sacrament.
"A Preparation For The Holy Communion" by Rees Prichard
Lone columns on the Ionian shore,
And sculptured ruins scattered o'er
Athenian and Corinthian plains,
Of thy departed spirit speak,
That shed a glory round the Greek,
And threw its last light on his chains.
"Hymns and Odes for Charity Occasions IX" by John Pierpont

In news:

Made of the finest Corinthian brass, it fulfilled a similar function to a modern steamer.
Danny said he returned to Pacific Corinthian Youth Foundation Summer Sailing Program because he had so much fun and he wanted to sail a bigger boat.
Pastor Emeritus Raymond Davis Jr, Greater Corinthian Church of the Christ, Kansas City, Mo.
Chelsea will play Corinthians in the Club World Cup final.
Chelsea will play Corinthians in the Club World Cup final .
Corinthians forward Paolo Guerrero (C) is congraturated by Paulinho (R) and Ralf.
Empower Men Conference 2011 "Know your Role"1 Corinthians 11:3 How to become the 5p's Provider, Protector, Priest, Prophet and Partner.
It is estimated 30,000 Corinthians fans are in Japan to support the Brazilian club in the Club World Cup.
A crowd of more than a thousand students, parents, and teachers packed First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem last night to hear mayoral hopefuls pitch their plans to improve the city's fractured educational system.
Find out which team would meet Brazilian side Corinthians in the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup final.
The Arena Corinthians in São Paulo is being built with the help of.
"For he has made him, who knew no sin, to be sin for us, so that we might e made the righteousness of God in him" 2 Corinthians 5:21.
" – 1 Corinthians 9:16-17 As many of you know, the Alliance Defending Freedom declared Oct 7 as "Pulpit Freedom Sunday.
A detective tells The Daily Corinthian that it appears a black Tennessee Walker was stolen from a pasture at a residence early Thursday.
A detective told The Daily Corinthian that it appears a black Tennessee Walker was stolen from a pasture at a residence early Thursday.
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In science:

The quote above is from 1 Corinthians 13 in the King James Bible.
Through a glass, darkly: theory summary
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