1. [syn: epicure, gourmet, gastronome, bon vivant, epicurean, foodie]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Epicure \Ep"i*cure\, n. [L. Epicurus, Gr. ?, a famous Greek
philosopher, who has been regarded, but erroneously, as
teaching a doctrine of refined voluptuousness.]
1. A follower of Epicurus; an Epicurean. [Obs.] --Bacon.
2. One devoted to dainty or luxurious sensual enjoyments,
esp. to the luxuries of the table.
Syn: Voluptuary; sensualist.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially
good food and drink) [syn: epicure, gourmet,
gastronome, bon vivant, epicurean, foodie]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
72 Moby Thesaurus words for "epicure":
Brillat-Savarin, Cyrenaic, Heliogabalus, Lucullus, Sardanapalus,
aesthete, amateur, arbiter, arbiter elegantiarum, arbiter of taste,
authority, board-and-roomer, boarder, bon vivant, cannibal,
carnivore, carpet knight, cognoscente, collector, connaisseur,
connoisseur, connoisseur of food, consumer, critic, dilettante,
diner, diner-out, eater, eater-out, epicurean, expert, feeder,
flesh-eater, fruitarian, gastronome, gastronomer, gastronomist,
glutton, good judge, gourmand, gourmet, grain-eater, graminivore,
granivore, hedonist, herbivore, high liver, hungry mouth, judge,
lactovegetarian, luncher, man-eater, maven, meat-eater, mouth,
omnivore, omophagist, pantophagist, phytophage, picnicker,
plant-eater, pleasure-seeker, predacean, refined palate,
sensualist, sensuist, swine, sybarite, trencherman, vegetarian,
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
EPICURE, n. An opponent of Epicurus, an abstemious philosopher who,
holding that pleasure should be the chief aim of man, wasted no time
in gratification from the senses.