Definitions for Romance
roʊˈmæns, ˈroʊ mænsRo·mance
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Romance.
love affair, romancenoun
a relationship between two lovers
an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)
Romance, Romance language, Latinian languagenoun
the group of languages derived from Latin
love story, romancenoun
a story dealing with love
a novel dealing with idealized events remote from everyday life
relating to languages derived from Latin
woo, court, romance, solicitverb
make amorous advances towards
"John is courting Mary"
have a love affair with
chat up, flirt, dally, butterfly, coquet, coquette, romance, philander, mashverb
talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions
"The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women"
tell romantic or exaggerated lies
"This author romanced his trip to an exotic country"
a love affair, esp. one in which the lovers display their deep affection openly, by romantic gestures.
An intimate relationship between two people; a love affair.
A strong obsession or attachment for something or someone.
Love which is pure or beautiful.
A mysterious, exciting, or fascinating quality.
A story or novel dealing with idealised love.
An embellished account of something; an idealised lie.
To write or tell romantic stories, poetry, letters, etc.
The group of languages and cultures which are derived from Latin.
Of or dealing with languages or cultures derived from Roman influence and Latin: as in Portuguese, Italian, French, and Spanish.
Etymology: See romance
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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
an adventure, or series of extraordinary events, resembling those narrated in romances; as, his courtship, or his life, was a romance
a dreamy, imaginative habit of mind; a disposition to ignore what is real; as, a girl full of romance
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)
a short lyric tale set to music; a song or short instrumental piece in ballad style; a romanza
of or pertaining to the language or dialects known as Romance
to write or tell romances; to indulge in extravagant stories
Etymology: [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.]
Romance is the expressive and pleasurable feeling from an emotional attraction towards another person associated with sexual attraction. It is eros rather than agape, philia, or storge. In the context of romantic love relationships, romance usually implies an expression of one's strong romantic love, or one's deep and strong emotional desires to connect with another person intimately or romantically. Historically, the term "romance" originates with the medieval ideal of chivalry as set out in its chivalric romance literature. Humans have a natural inclination to form bonds with one another through social interactions, be it through verbal communication or nonverbal gestures.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rō-mans′, n. a general name for those modern languages in southern Europe which sprang from a corruption of the Roman or Latin language—Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Provençal, French, Roumanian, Romansch, &c.: a tale written in one of these dialects: any fictitious and wonderful tale: a fictitious narrative in prose or verse which passes beyond the limits of real life: a ballad.—adj. belonging to the dialects called Romance.—v.i. to write or tell romances: to talk extravagantly: to build castles in the air.—ns. Roman′cer, Roman′cist.—adjs. Roman′cical (Lamb), dealing with romance; Roman′ic, Romance: derived from the Roman alphabet. [O. Fr. romans—Low L. adv. (loqui) romanice, (to speak) in the Roman or Latin tongue—L. Romanicus, Roman.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
Where the hero begins by deceiving himself and ends by deceiving others.
A couple who have an intimate relationship and who exist as a united partnership together.
Romance is experienced by some who love to share their life with another human being in partnership together.
Submitted by MaryC on September 17, 2016
To create an experience for a couple to share time together or share an activity that creates a sense or feeling that we choose to exist with kind, thoughtful, loving and understanding action and behavior.
Romance is desired by some people who are in a relationship to create a sense of kindness, thoughtfulness or loving feelings.
Submitted by MaryC on September 17, 2016
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Romance' in Nouns Frequency: #2852
Cameron, Cremona, nom race
The numerical value of Romance in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Romance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
A novel without romance is like a car without an engine - love is the fuel.
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
There's still a kind of romance and mystery to the story of someone who escaped slavery and was raised to foreign heights next to the prime ruler of Feudal Japan, it feels like the age where he'll get the attention he deserves.
They're cuddling by the fire, they're going on trips together, they're introducing their friends to their family, but they're very clear that those are friendships, it really makes me think about the definitions that we have about friendship and romance, and how those things differ, and I just like how messy it all is.
I have a romance with the history of the city, and I have been generally appalled that the land that the city is on has been taken by whites.
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Translations for Romance
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- قصة حبArabic
- Romantik, Romanze, romantische Liebe, LiebeserlebnisGerman
- داستان عاشقانهPersian
- romance, amour romantiqueFrench
- cooish ghraihManx
- storia d'amore, idillio, romanzo, esagerazione fantasiosa, poesia, romanticheria, atmosfera fantasiosaItalian
- ロマンチック・ラブ, ロマンス, 伝奇小説, ロマンチックな愛, 恋愛, 恋, 伝奇Japanese
- романс, романтическая повесть, роман, романтическая любовь, романтикаRussian
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