2. (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.
3. Debauched in character or practice; impure. Milton.
4. Of or pertaining to an amateur sailor or yachtsman; as, a corinthian race (one in which the contesting
yachts must be manned by amateurs.)
1. A native or inhabitant of Corinth.
2. A gay, licentious person. [Obs.]
(||Co"ri*um) n. [L. corium leather.]
1. Armor made of leather, particularly that used by the Romans; used also by Enlish soldiers till the reign
of Edward I. Fosbroke.
2. (Anat.) (a) Same as Dermis. (b) The deep layer of mucous membranes beneath the epithelium.
(Co*ri"val) n. A rival; a corrival.
(Co*ri"val), v. t. To rival; to pretend to equal. Shak.
(Co*ri"val*ry, Co*ri"val*ship), n. Joint rivalry.
(Cork) n. [Cf. G., Dan., & Sw. kork, D. kurk; all fr. Sp. corcho, fr. L. cortex, corticis, bark,
rind. Cf. Cortex.]
1. The outer layer of the bark of the cork tree of which stoppers for bottles and casks are made. See
2. A stopper for a bottle or cask, cut out of cork.
3. A mass of tabular cells formed in any kind of bark, in greater or less abundance.
Cork is sometimes used wrongly for calk, calker; calkin, a sharp piece of iron on the shoe of a horse
Cork jackets, a jacket having thin pieces of cork inclosed within canvas, and used to aid in swimming.
Cork tree (Bot.), the species of oak (Quercus Suber of Southern Europe) whose bark furnishes the
cork of commerce.
(Cork), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Corked (kôrkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Corking.]
1. To stop with a cork, as a bottle.
2. To furnish or fit with cork; to raise on cork.
Tread on corked stilts a prisoner's pace.
To cork is sometimes used erroneously for to calk, to furnish the shoe of a horse or ox with sharp
points, and also in the meaning of cutting with a calk.