Meaning of Corinth


Pronunciation: (kôr'inth, kor'-), [key]
— n.
  1. an ancient city in Greece, on the Isthmus of Corinth: one of the wealthiest and most powerful of the ancient Greek cities.
  2. a port in the NE Peloponnesus, in S Greece: NE of the site of ancient Corinth.
  3. Also calledan arm of the Ionian Sea, N of the Peloponnesus.
  4. an isthmus at the head of the Gulf of Corinth, connecting the Peloponnesus with central Greece: traversed by a ship canal.
  5. a city in NE Mississippi. 13,839.
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