What does Roman mean?

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ˈroʊ mənRo·man

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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"


  1. romanadjective

    Upright, as opposed to italic.

  2. romanadjective

    Of or related to the Latin alphabet.

  3. Romannoun

    A native or resident of Rome.

  4. Romannoun

    A native or resident of the Roman Empire

  5. Romannoun

    The Roman script

  6. Romanadjective

    Of or from Rome.

  7. Romanadjective

    Of or from the Roman Empire

  8. Romanadjective

    supporting or using a Western European character set.

  9. Romanadjective

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

  10. Romannoun

    recently borrowed from continental Europe.

  11. 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

  2. Romanadjective

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

  3. Romanadjective

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

  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

  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

  6. Romannoun

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

  7. Etymology: [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.]

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  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

  3. Moran

  4. morna

  5. norma

  6. Norma

  7. ramon

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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. Cathleen Kaveny:

    The people who want to restrict abortion also want to undermine and dismantle the Affordable Care Act, for example, which is not consistent with Roman Catholic teaching and which arguably has done more providing women with crisis pregnancies the support they need to reduce abortions than any kind of broader law against the topic or criminalization of it could ever do.

  2. Glenn Godenho:

    Building on work at the site by a Hungarian mission, Kathleen has confirmed the presence of a Ptolemaic period Isis temple within the larger Osiris temple that dominates the site, add to this a hoard of coins with Cleopatras portrait on them, and other Greco-Roman period finds not [the] least, fragments of statuary and mummies and we can certainly say that Taposiris Magna was active during Cleopatras reign.

  3. Samantha Geimer:

    Roman Polanski went to jail for 42 days, i never asked anyone to put Roman Polanski in jail for a day and in the scheme of things, from what I have been told, in 1977, 42 days would have been about average.

  4. 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.

  5. Joanne Yohannan:

    Roman exemplifies the lessons of empathy and compassion that are the basis for our School Dog Program, this is also a testament to the commitment we share with our shelter partners to find loving, responsible homes for homeless animals.

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