connoisseur

  • 1 connoisseur — CONNOISSEUR, EUSE. s. Celui, celle qui se connoît à quelque chose. Si vous dites que ce diamant est d une belle eau, vous n êtes pas connoisseur. C est un grand connoisseur en tableaux. Il est bon connoisseur en chevaux. Faire le connoisseur.… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 2 connoisseur — con‧nois‧seur [ˌkɒnəˈsɜː ǁ ˌkɑːnəˈsɜːr] noun [countable] someone who knows a lot about something such as art, wine etc: • an art historian and connoisseur of drawings * * * connoisseur UK US /ˌkɒnəˈsɜːr/ noun [C] ► someone who has a lot of… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Connoisseur — Con nois*seur (?; 277), n. [F. connaisseur, formerly connoisseur, fr. conna[^i]tre to know, fr. L. cognoscere to become acquainted with; co + noscere, gnoscere, to learn to know. See {Know}, and cf. {Cognizor}.] One well versed in any subject; a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Connoisseur (Hi-Fi) — Connoisseur was the brand name of the products manufactured by the British manufacturer of Hi Fi Equipment Sugden and Co Ltd[1], more particularly turntables[2]. ^ http://www.radiomuseum.org/dsp hersteller detail.cfm?company id=8378 ^ …

    Wikipedia

  • 5 connoisseur — 1714, from Fr. connoisseur (Mod.Fr. connaiseur), from O.Fr. conoisseor an expert, a judge, one well versed, from conoistre to know, from L. cognoscere to know, to become well acquainted with, from com with (see COM (Cf. com )) + gnoscere… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 connoisseur — Connoisseur. s. m. v. Qui se connoist à quelque chose. Si vous dites que ce diamant, que ce quadruple est bon, vous n estes pas connoisseur. les grands connoisseurs en tableaux. je m en rapporte aux connoisseurs …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 7 connoisseur — index expert, specialist Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 connoisseur — dilettante, *aesthete Analogous words: *epicure, gourmet, bon vivant: *expert, adept Contrasted words: *amateur, tyro, dabbler …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 connoisseur — [n] authority adept, aesthete, aficionado, appreciator, arbiter, bon vivant, buff*, cognoscente, critic, devotee, dilettante, epicure, expert, fan, freak*, gourmet, judge, maven*, nut*, one into*, savant, specialist; concepts 352,376 Ant.… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 connoisseur — ► NOUN ▪ an expert judge in matters of taste. DERIVATIVES connoisseurship noun. ORIGIN French, from connaître know …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 connoisseur — [kän΄ə sʉr′, kän΄əso͞or′] n. [Fr (now connaisseur) < OFr conoisseor, a judge, one well versed < conoistre < L cognoscere, to know: see COGNITION] a person who has expert knowledge and keen discrimination in some field, esp. in the fine… …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 Connoisseur — For other uses, see Connoisseur (disambiguation). A connoisseur (French connaisseur, from Middle French connoistre, then connaître meaning to be acquainted with or to know somebody/something. ) is a person who has a great deal of knowledge about… …

    Wikipedia

  • 13 connoisseur — UK [ˌkɒnəˈsɜː(r)] / US [ˌkɑnəˈsɜr] noun [countable] Word forms connoisseur : singular connoisseur plural connoisseurs someone who knows a lot about a particular thing and enjoys it a lot She thought of herself as a wine connoisseur. connoisseur… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 connoisseur — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great, real, true ▪ Only the true connoisseur could tell the difference between these two wines. ▪ This is one of those movies that will separate the casual movie goers from the real connoisseurs. ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 connoisseur — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. critic, gourmet, epicure, adept. See taste. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. judge, expert, authority, aesthete, epicure, gourmet, epicurean, specialist, critic, collector, dilettante, gastronome, gourmand,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 connoisseur — con|nois|seur [ˌkɔnəˈsə: US ˌka:nəˈsə:r] n [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: Early French, from Old French connoistre to know , from Latin cognoscere; COGNITION] someone who knows a lot about something such as art, food, or music ▪ a wine connoisseur… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 connoisseur — con|nois|seur [ ,kanə sɜr ] noun count someone who knows a lot about a particular thing and enjoys it a lot: She thought of herself as a wine connoisseur. connoisseur of: a connoisseur of fine cuisine/art/jazz …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 connoisseur — connoisseurship, n. /kon euh serr , soor /, n. 1. a person who is especially competent to pass critical judgments in an art, particularly one of the fine arts, or in matters of taste: a connoisseur of modern art. 2. a discerning judge of the best …

    Universalium

  • 19 connoisseur — [[t]kɒ̱nəsɜ͟ː(r)[/t]] connoisseurs N COUNT: oft n N, N of n A connoisseur is someone who knows a lot about the arts, food, drink, or some other subject. Sarah tells me you re something of an art connoisseur. ...connoisseurs of good food …

    English dictionary

  • 20 connoisseur — noun Etymology: obsolete French (now connaisseur), from Old French connoisseor, from connoistre to know, from Latin cognoscere more at cognition Date: 1714 1. expert; especially one who understands the details, technique, or principles of an art… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary