What does Roman mean?

Definitions for Roman
ˈroʊ mənRo·man

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Roman.

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

  7. Origin: [L. Romanus, fr. Roma Rome: cf. F. romain. Cf. Romaic, Romance, Romantic.]


  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 .

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Roman

    rō′man, adj. pertaining to Rome or to the Romans: pertaining to the Roman Catholic religion, papal: (print.) noting the letters commonly used, as opposed to Italics: written in letters (as IV.), not in figures (as 4).—n. a native or citizen of Rome: a Romanist in religion: a Roman letter or type.—adj. Roman′ic, pertaining to Rome or its people.—n. Romanisā′tion.—v.t. Rō′manīse, to convert to the Roman Catholic religion: to Latinise: to represent by Roman letters or types.—v.i. to conform to Roman Catholic opinions or practices: to print in Roman letters.—n. Romanī′ser.—adj. Rō′manish, pertaining to Romanism.—ns. Rō′manism, the tenets of the Roman Catholic Church; Rō′manist, a Roman Catholic.—adj. Roman Catholic.—adj. Rō′mano-Byzan′tine, pertaining to an early medieval style of architecture in which Byzantine and Western elements are combined.—ns. Rome′-penn′y, -scot, Peter's pence.—adv. Rome′ward, toward the Roman Catholic Church.—adj. Rō′mish, belonging to Rome, or to the Roman Catholic Church.—n. Rō′mist.—Roman architecture, a style characterised by the size and boldness of its round arches and vaults, &c.—baths, aqueducts, basilicas, amphitheatres, &c.; Roman candle, a firework discharging a succession of white or coloured stars; Roman Catholic, denoting those who recognise the spiritual supremacy of the Pope or Bishop of Rome—as a noun, a member of the Roman Catholic Church; Roman Catholicism, the doctrines and polity of the Roman Catholic Church collectively; Roman cement, a cement which hardens under water; Roman collar, a collar made of lawn or fine linen, bound and stitched, worn by priests over a black collar, by bishops over a purple, and cardinals over a scarlet; Roman Empire, the ancient empire of Rome, divided in the 4th century into the Eastern and Western Empires; Roman law, the civil law.—Holy Roman Empire (see Holy). [L. RomanusRoma, Rome.]

Editors Contribution

  1. roman

    A word used to describe a form of catholic religion.

    Some forms of the catholic religion are referred to as roman catholic.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 22, 2016  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    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 for Roman »

  1. manor

  2. moran, Moran

  3. morna

  4. norma, Norma

How to pronounce Roman?

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How to say Roman in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Roman in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Roman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Roman in a Sentence

  1. Emperor Sigismund:

    I am the Roman Emperor, and am above grammar.

  2. Voltaire:

    The Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman nor an Empire.

  3. Caligula:

    Would that the Roman people had a single neck to cut off their head.

  4. Caligula (Gaius Caesar), From Suetonius:

    Would that the Roman people had a single neck [to cut off their head].

  5. Henry Spencer:

    Programming graphics in X is like finding the square root of PI using Roman numerals.

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