Definitions for ROMANˈroʊ mən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ro•man*rɔˈmɑ̃; -ˈmɑ̃(n.)(pl.)

  1. a metrical narrative, esp. in medieval French literature.

    Category: Foreign Term, Literature

  2. a novel.

    Category: Foreign Term, Literature

* -mans. French..

Ro•manˈroʊ mən(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to the ancient or modern city of Rome, or to its inhabitants.

    Category: Peoples

  2. of or pertaining to the ancient kingdom, republic, and empire whose capital was the city of Rome.

    Category: Geography (places), Peoples

  3. of a kind or character regarded as typical of the ancient Romans:

    Roman virtues.

  4. (usu. l.c.) designating or pertaining to the upright style of printing types most commonly used in modern books, periodicals, etc.

    Category: Printing

  5. of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church.

    Category: Religion

  6. of or pertaining to the architecture of ancient Rome, characterized by semicircular arches, domes, groin and barrel vaults, and the use of elaborated forms of the Greek orders.

    Category: Architecture

  7. written in or pertaining to Roman numerals.

  8. (n.)a native, inhabitant, or citizen of ancient or modern Rome.

    Category: Geography (places), Peoples

  9. (usu. l.c.) roman type or lettering.

Origin of Roman:

bef. 900; directly < L Rōmānus (see Rome , -an1), or continuing ME Romain < OF < L, OE Roman(e) < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Roman(noun)

    a resident of modern Rome

  2. Roman(noun)

    an inhabitant of the ancient Roman Empire

  3. roman, roman type, roman letters, roman print(adj)

    a typeface used in ancient Roman inscriptions

  4. Roman(adj)

    relating to or characteristic of people of Rome

    "Roman virtues"; "his Roman bearing in adversity"; "a Roman nose"

  5. Roman, Romanic(adj)

    of or relating to or derived from Rome (especially ancient Rome)

    "Roman architecture"; "the old Roman wall"

  6. Roman(adj)

    characteristic of the modern type that most directly represents the type used in ancient Roman inscriptions

  7. Roman, R.C., Romanist, romish, Roman Catholic, popish, papist, papistic, papistical(adj)

    of or relating to or supporting Romanism

    "the Roman Catholic Church"


  1. roman(Adjective)

    Upright, as opposed to italic.

  2. roman(Adjective)

    Of or related to the Latin alphabet.

  3. Roman(Noun)

    A native or resident of Rome.

  4. Roman(Noun)

    A native or resident of the Roman Empire

  5. Roman(Noun)

    The Roman script

  6. Roman(Adjective)

    Of or from Rome.

  7. Roman(Adjective)

    Of or from the Roman Empire

  8. Roman(Adjective)

    supporting or using a Western European character set.

  9. Roman(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church or the Holy See.

  10. Roman(ProperNoun)

    recently borrowed from continental Europe.

  11. Origin: From Romain, from Romanus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Roman(adj)

    of or pertaining to Rome, or the Roman people; like or characteristic of Rome, the Roman people, or things done by Romans; as, Roman fortitude; a Roman aqueduct; Roman art

  2. Roman(adj)

    of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic religion; professing that religion

  3. Roman(adj)

    upright; erect; -- said of the letters or kind of type ordinarily used, as distinguished from Italic characters

  4. Roman(adj)

    expressed in letters, not in figures, as I., IV., i., iv., etc.; -- said of numerals, as distinguished from the Arabic numerals, 1, 4, etc

  5. Roman(noun)

    a native, or permanent resident, of Rome; a citizen of Rome, or one upon whom certain rights and privileges of a Roman citizen were conferred

  6. Roman(noun)

    roman type, letters, or print, collectively; -- in distinction from Italics


  1. Roman

    Roman is a city with the title of municipality located in the central part of Moldavia, a traditional region of Romania. It is located 46 km east of Piatra Neamţ, in actual Neamţ County at the confluence of the Siret and Moldova rivers. Its name was taken from Moldavian Voivode Roman I of Moldavia, believed to be its founder. Roman's first son was Alexandru cel Bun. From here prince Roman has realized the centralization of Moldavia, Roman city being capital of Below Country of Moldavia .

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    Rank popularity for the word 'ROMAN' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2300

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ROMAN' in Nouns Frequency: #2252

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ROMAN' in Adjectives Frequency: #309

Anagrams of ROMAN

  1. manor

  2. moran, Moran

  3. morna

  4. norma, Norma

Translations for ROMAN

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connected with Rome, especially ancient Rome

Roman coins.

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