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. Romannoun

    a resident of modern Rome

  2. Romannoun

    an inhabitant of the ancient Roman Empire

  3. roman, roman type, roman letters, roman printadjective

    a typeface used in ancient Roman inscriptions

  4. Romanadjective

    relating to or characteristic of people of Rome

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

  5. Roman, Romanicadjective

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

    "Roman architecture"; "the old Roman wall"

  6. Romanadjective

    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, papisticaladjective

    of or relating to or supporting Romanism

    "the Roman Catholic Church"

Wiktionary

  1. romanadjective

    Upright, as opposed to italic.

    Etymology: From Romain, from Romanus.

  2. romanadjective

    Of or related to the Latin alphabet.

    Etymology: From Romain, from Romanus.

  3. Romannoun

    A native or resident of Rome.

    Etymology: From Romain, from Romanus.

  4. Romannoun

    A native or resident of the Roman Empire

    Etymology: From Romain, from Romanus.

  5. Romannoun

    The Roman script

    Etymology: From Romain, from Romanus.

  6. Romanadjective

    Of or from Rome.

    Etymology: From Romain, from Romanus.

  7. Romanadjective

    Of or from the Roman Empire

    Etymology: From Romain, from Romanus.

  8. Romanadjective

    supporting or using a Western European character set.

    Etymology: From Romain, from Romanus.

  9. Romanadjective

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

    Etymology: From Romain, from Romanus.

  10. Romannoun

    recently borrowed from continental Europe.

    Etymology: From Romain, from Romanus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Romanadjective

    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

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

  2. Romanadjective

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

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

  3. Romanadjective

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

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

  4. Romanadjective

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

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

  5. Romannoun

    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

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

  6. Romannoun

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

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

Freebase

  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.]

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

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

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

Anagrams for Roman »

  1. manor

  2. moran, Moran

  3. morna

  4. norma, Norma

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Numerology

  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. Ahmed Moosa:

    The late Mr. Archie Augustine (a Roman Catholic) from Estcourt, Kwa Zulu Natal put it beautifully when he said the following about the Qur’an: “Despite your religious or non-religious attitudes, the Holy Qur’aan is a boon to your intellectual and moral strength. Even if you are not concerned with moral issues, then pamper your intellectual curiosity and read the Qur’aan. The greater the level of your education, in any field, or the greater your social or political standing in your community, the more reason why you should procure your own copy of the Book and begin to read it”. “Nothing, but nothing, is left ambiguous or unanswered. It is a Book of Law interwoven in morality till it touches every facet of the human experience. It includes politics, economics, moral behaviour, personal cleanliness and propriety, inter-family relationships, bequests and inheritance, inter-religious respect and tolerance, charity, the sin of taking and of giving commercial interest, the importance of prayer, the belief in ONE GOD, religious-sociology and oneness of humankind. Bring any manner or word, concept or subject matter to mind and you will find, not only a reference to such a matter, but a treatise, succinctly and poignantly illustrating, advising, illuminating and directing”. A POEM ON THE HOLY QURAN WRITTEN SOME 35 YEARS AGO BY THE NINTH PRESIDENT OF INDIA, DR. PANDIT SHANKER DAYAL SHARMA: (IT WAS A COMMAND FOR ACTION. YOU TURNED IT INTO A BOOK OF PRAYER.) (IT WAS A BOOK TO UNDERSTAND. YOU READ IT WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING.) (IT WAS A CODE FOR THE LIVING. YOU TURNED IT INTO A MANIFESTO OF THE DEAD.) (THAT WHICH WAS A BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE; YOU ABDICATED TO THE IGNORAMUS). (IT CAME TO GIVE KNOWLEDGE OF CREATION. YOU ABANDONED IT TO THE MADRASA.) (IT CAME TO GIVE LIFE TO DEAD NATIONS. YOU USED IT FOR SEEKING MERCY FOR THE DEAD.) (O’ MUSLIMS! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?)

  2. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel:

    The East knew and to the present day knows only that One is Free; the Greek and the Roman world, that some are free; the German World knows that All are free. The first political form therefore which we observe in History, is Despotism, the second Democracy and Aristocracy, the third, Monarchy.

  3. Caligula (Gaius Caesar), From Suetonius:

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

  4. Med Jones:

    The knowledge, wealth, and development gaps among nations is reducing and the reign of superpowers is shortening. Just look at the history of the Roman, Islamic, Russian and British empires, the newer the power the shorter the reign. In the economic and business worlds the same power cycles apply. Ford, IBM, Nokia and other companies lost their leadership position to newer companies faster than their predecessors

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Fallibility is simply defined as state of being capable of making mistakes or being wrong sometimes. Permit me to tell you this, every human is fallible in nature. Yes! you heard me right as usual, even the Pope himself is fallible in nature. That is to say, there is no exception to what I'm writing or talking about. Although, he (the Pope) is widely regarded as infallible according to the dogma of the Roman catholic church. But come on, is the pope (a) catholic? Nevertheless, it is delusion to regard any human as infallible. I mean, anyone who regards any other human as incapable of making mistakes or being wrong is nothing but delusive. Besides, whoever that claims to be infallible has never tried out something new before and it is only a coward who is often reluctant to try out something new, just because of fear of failure. Wait a second, is the Pope (a) catholic? Furthermore, in case you don't know, almighty God is the only one who is ever infallible. Apart from him (Almighty God) no other person is infallible naturally, regardless of world renowned professors. Anyway, do quote me right or rather you can say I said so. ~Emeasoba George

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