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"

Wiktionary

  1. roman(Adjective)

    Upright, as opposed to italic.

    Etymology: From Romain, from Romanus.

  2. roman(Adjective)

    Of or related to the Latin alphabet.

    Etymology: From Romain, from Romanus.

  3. Roman(Noun)

    A native or resident of Rome.

    Etymology: From Romain, from Romanus.

  4. Roman(Noun)

    A native or resident of the Roman Empire

    Etymology: From Romain, from Romanus.

  5. Roman(Noun)

    The Roman script

    Etymology: From Romain, from Romanus.

  6. Roman(Adjective)

    Of or from Rome.

    Etymology: From Romain, from Romanus.

  7. Roman(Adjective)

    Of or from the Roman Empire

    Etymology: From Romain, from Romanus.

  8. Roman(Adjective)

    supporting or using a Western European character set.

    Etymology: From Romain, from Romanus.

  9. Roman(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From Romain, from Romanus.

  10. Roman(ProperNoun)

    recently borrowed from continental Europe.

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Roman(adj)

    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. Roman(adj)

    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. 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

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

  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

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

  6. Roman(noun)

    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.]

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

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How to say Roman in sign language?

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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. Steve Membery:

    Its relatively rare to excavate this number of Roman burials in our region, but in particular, in this case, we are very confident that all the burials are people who worked on a Roman villa estate.

  2. Thom Hartmann:

    Every culture and every religion of what we call the civilized world carries, in one form or another, a mythos or story about a time in the past or future when humans lived or will live in peace and harmony. Whether it's referred to as Valhalla or Eden, Shambala or 'A Thousand Years of Peace,' the Satya Yuga or Jannat, stories of past or coming times of paradise go hand-in-hand with hierarchical cultures. Such prophecies were clearly in the minds of America's Founders when they first discussed integrating Greek ideas of democracy, Roman notions of a republic, Masonic utopian ideals, and the Iroquois Federation's constitutionally organized egalitarian society, which was known to Jefferson, Washington, Adams, and Franklin. The creation of the United States of America brought into the world a dramatic new experiment in how people could live together in a modern state.

  3. Federico Bernardini:

    Investigation of the sites will be crucial to study early Roman military architecture and the origin of Roman military camps.

  4. Yukiya Chikashige:

    Japanese women adored Michiko Shoda, michiko Shoda image was similar to Princess Ann( Audrey Hepburn's character) in' Roman Holiday.'' ' Hide Caption 2 of 17 Photos : A love match that won over Michiko Shoda, now known as Empress Michiko, departs Michiko Shoda home for the Imperial Palace in the early hours of April 10, 1959, the day of Michiko Shoda marriage to Japans Akihito.

  5. John Wineland:

    They indicate that there was a significant Christian population in the area which felt they needed to hide their activities, this is probably an indication of the persecution by the Roman government, which was common in the period.

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