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Princeton's WordNet

  1. love affair, romance(noun)

    a relationship between two lovers

  2. romanticism, romance(noun)

    an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)

  3. Romance, Romance language, Latinian language(noun)

    the group of languages derived from Latin

  4. love story, romance(noun)

    a story dealing with love

  5. romance(adj)

    a novel dealing with idealized events remote from everyday life

  6. Romance, Latin(verb)

    relating to languages derived from Latin

    "Romance languages"

  7. woo, court, romance, solicit(verb)

    make amorous advances towards

    "John is courting Mary"

  8. romance(verb)

    have a love affair with

  9. chat up, flirt, dally, butterfly, coquet, coquette, romance, philander, mash(verb)

    talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

    "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women"

  10. romance(verb)

    tell romantic or exaggerated lies

    "This author romanced his trip to an exotic country"

GCIDE

  1. Romance(n.)

    a love affair, esp. one in which the lovers display their deep affection openly, by romantic gestures.

  2. Origin: [OE. romance, romant, romaunt, OF. romanz, romans, romant, roman, F. roman, romance, fr. LL. Romanice in the Roman language, in the vulgar tongue, i. e., in the vulgar language which sprang from Latin, the language of the Romans, and hence applied to fictitious compositions written in this vulgar tongue; fr. L. Romanicus Roman, fr. Romanus. See Roman, and cf. Romanic, Romaunt, Romansch, Romanza.]

Wiktionary

  1. romance(Noun)

    An intimate relationship between two people; a love affair.

  2. romance(Noun)

    A strong obsession or attachment for something or someone.

  3. romance(Noun)

    Love which is pure or beautiful.

  4. romance(Noun)

    A mysterious, exciting, or fascinating quality.

  5. romance(Noun)

    A story or novel dealing with idealised love.

  6. romance(Noun)

    An embellished account of something; an idealised lie.

  7. romance(Verb)

    Woo; court.

  8. romance(Verb)

    To write or tell romantic stories, poetry, letters, etc.

  9. Romance(Noun)

    The group of languages and cultures which are derived from Latin.

  10. Romance(Adjective)

    Of or dealing with languages or cultures derived from Roman influence and Latin: as in Portuguese, Italian, French, and Spanish.

  11. Origin: See romance

Webster Dictionary

  1. Romance(noun)

    a species of fictitious writing, originally composed in meter in the Romance dialects, and afterward in prose, such as the tales of the court of Arthur, and of Amadis of Gaul; hence, any fictitious and wonderful tale; a sort of novel, especially one which treats of surprising adventures usually befalling a hero or a heroine; a tale of extravagant adventures, of love, and the like

  2. Romance(noun)

    an adventure, or series of extraordinary events, resembling those narrated in romances; as, his courtship, or his life, was a romance

  3. Romance(noun)

    a dreamy, imaginative habit of mind; a disposition to ignore what is real; as, a girl full of romance

  4. Romance(noun)

    the languages, or rather the several dialects, which were originally forms of popular or vulgar Latin, and have now developed into Italian. Spanish, French, etc. (called the Romanic languages)

  5. Romance(noun)

    a short lyric tale set to music; a song or short instrumental piece in ballad style; a romanza

  6. Romance(adj)

    of or pertaining to the language or dialects known as Romance

  7. Romance(verb)

    to write or tell romances; to indulge in extravagant stories

  8. Origin: [OE. romance, romant, romaunt, OF. romanz, romans, romant, roman, F. roman, romance, fr. LL. Romanice in the Roman language, in the vulgar tongue, i. e., in the vulgar language which sprang from Latin, the language of the Romans, and hence applied to fictitious compositions written in this vulgar tongue; fr. L. Romanicus Roman, fr. Romanus. See Roman, and cf. Romanic, Romaunt, Romansch, Romanza.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. romance

    Where the hero begins by deceiving himself and ends by deceiving others.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Romance' in Nouns Frequency: #2852

Anagrams of Romance »

  1. Cameron, Cremona, nom race


Translations for Romance

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • قصة حبArabic
  • Liebeserlebnis, romantische Liebe, Romanze, RomantikGerman
  • romanceSpanish
  • داستان عاشقانهPersian
  • romanssiFinnish
  • romance, amour romantiqueFrench
  • cooish ghraihManx
  • románcHungarian
  • idillio, romanzo, romanticheria, atmosfera fantasiosa, storia d'amore, poesia, esagerazione fantasiosaItalian
  • ロマンス, ロマンチックな愛, 伝奇, 恋愛, ロマンチック・ラブ, 伝奇小説, 恋Japanese
  • ប្រលោមលោកKhmer
  • fābulaLatin
  • romanceDutch
  • romancePortuguese
  • романс, романтика, романтическая любовь, роман, романтическая повестьRussian
  • romantikSwedish

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