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See also: corinthian
- Of or relating to Corinth
- (architecture) Of the Corinthian Greek order
- elaborate, ornate
- debauched in character or practice; impure
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- A sporting event (originally in horse racing and yachting) restricted to gentleman amateurs
1825 June 16, “Curragh June Meeting, 1825”, in Dublin Evening Post, Dublin, page 4:
- Corinthian Stakes of 10 Guineas ... To be rode by Gentlemen.
1844 July 1, “What Is A Gentleman?”, in Tait's Edinburgh Magazine, volume xi, Edinburgh: William Tait, page 417:
- It was a condition of the race, that the horses should be ridden by gentlemen ... [I]t was submitted, that if none were to be reputed in the rank of gentlemen, whose wives had not been visited by Lady Clanricarde, the notion of a Corinthian Race might as well be given up at once, within twenty miles miles all round Portumna castle. It would amount, in fact, to a disgentilizing of two or three counties.
1853 January 30, "The Man In The Mask", “The Regattas of 1853”, in Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle, London, page 6:
- [W]e have horse races ... whereat the aforesaid noble animals are ridden by gentlemen, and if I err not are named "Corinthian."
1856 October 1, “Royal Northern Yacht Club Regatta”, in Hunt's Yachting Magazine, volume 5, London: Hunt, page 427:
- In Corinthian matches the yachts are steered and manned by gentlemen alone,
of or relating to Corinth
Corinthian (plural Corinthians)
- An inhabitant or a resident of Corinth, and its suburbs.
- An inhabitant, a resident of; a thing that originates from Corinthia
- An accomplished amateur athlete.
- A sailboat owner who helms his or her own boat in competitive racing.
- A worldly, fashionable person, accepted in society though possibly dissolute.
- (manège) Horse show-class in which contestants are members of a formal hunt and wear its livery, as opposed to appointment show-class.
- A small tubular wafer used in desserts.
an inhabitant or a resident of Corinth
a thing that originates from Corinthia
a well-dressed nineteenth-century Englishman
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