1

Corinthian

noun Co·rin·thi·an \ kə-ˈrin(t)-thē-ən \

Definition of Corinthian

1 : a native or resident of Corinth, Greece
2 : a merry profligate man

First Known Use of corinthian

1520


2

Corinthian

adjective

Definition of Corinthian

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of Corinth or Corinthians
2 : of or relating to the lightest and most ornate of the three ancient Greek architectural orders distinguished especially by its large capitals decorated with carved acanthus leaves — see order illustration

First Known Use of corinthian

1594


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Corinthian? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

unwilling or reluctant

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks Quiz

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!