What does romance mean?

Definitions for romance
roʊˈmæns, ˈroʊ mænsro·mance

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. love affair, romance(noun)

    a relationship between two lovers

  2. romanticism, romance(noun)

    an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)

  3. Romance, Romance language, Latinian language(noun)

    the group of languages derived from Latin

  4. love story, romance(noun)

    a story dealing with love

  5. romance(adj)

    a novel dealing with idealized events remote from everyday life

  6. Romance, Latin(verb)

    relating to languages derived from Latin

    "Romance languages"

  7. woo, court, romance, solicit(verb)

    make amorous advances towards

    "John is courting Mary"

  8. romance(verb)

    have a love affair with

  9. chat up, flirt, dally, butterfly, coquet, coquette, romance, philander, mash(verb)

    talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

    "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women"

  10. romance(verb)

    tell romantic or exaggerated lies

    "This author romanced his trip to an exotic country"

GCIDE

  1. Romance(n.)

    a love affair, esp. one in which the lovers display their deep affection openly, by romantic gestures.

    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.]

Wiktionary

  1. romance(Noun)

    An intimate relationship between two people; a love affair.

    Etymology: See romance

  2. romance(Noun)

    A strong obsession or attachment for something or someone.

    Etymology: See romance

  3. romance(Noun)

    Love which is pure or beautiful.

    Etymology: See romance

  4. romance(Noun)

    A mysterious, exciting, or fascinating quality.

    Etymology: See romance

  5. romance(Noun)

    A story or novel dealing with idealised love.

    Etymology: See romance

  6. romance(Noun)

    An embellished account of something; an idealised lie.

    Etymology: See romance

  7. romance(Verb)

    Woo; court.

    Etymology: See romance

  8. romance(Verb)

    To write or tell romantic stories, poetry, letters, etc.

    Etymology: See romance

  9. Romance(Noun)

    The group of languages and cultures which are derived from Latin.

    Etymology: See romance

  10. Romance(Adjective)

    Of or dealing with languages or cultures derived from Roman influence and Latin: as in Portuguese, Italian, French, and Spanish.

    Etymology: See romance

Webster Dictionary

  1. Romance(noun)

    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

    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.]

  2. Romance(noun)

    an adventure, or series of extraordinary events, resembling those narrated in romances; as, his courtship, or his life, was a romance

    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.]

  3. Romance(noun)

    a dreamy, imaginative habit of mind; a disposition to ignore what is real; as, a girl full of romance

    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.]

  4. Romance(noun)

    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)

    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.]

  5. Romance(noun)

    a short lyric tale set to music; a song or short instrumental piece in ballad style; a romanza

    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.]

  6. Romance(adj)

    of or pertaining to the language or dialects known as Romance

    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.]

  7. Romance(verb)

    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.]

Freebase

  1. Romance

    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

  1. Romance

    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

  1. romance

    Where the hero begins by deceiving himself and ends by deceiving others.

Editors Contribution

  1. romance

    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  
  2. romance

    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

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'romance' in Nouns Frequency: #2852

Anagrams for romance »

  1. Cameron, Cremona, nom race

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How to say romance in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of romance in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of romance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of romance in a Sentence

  1. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    To the soul of Prof. Clayton Christensen : The world in which deception lives like romance cannot grow with innovation.

  2. Mark Dietz:

    I reckon '19 is going to be pretty spot on, it's a part of why you go into it - it's not just the romance about picking grapes, you've got to fight against all these natural things that come.

  3. Mickey Mehta:

    Bring back your innocence and be a child once more, spring back in life. Dance in the rains, prance in your pains, wonder at the stars and romance the skies & get in tune with natural rhythms & get naturalized. Grow and know in the lap of mother nature and be MickeyMized.

  4. David Schmid:

    If you were to make a really explicitly violent Mafia movie, that wouldn't be so popular with the audience, the audience would prefer to be carried away by the romance of the quintessentially immigrant narrative where a person goes from nothing to becoming a godfather.

  5. Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde:

    To love one's self is the beginning of a life-long romance.

Images & Illustrations of romance

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Translations for romance

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  • قصة حبArabic
  • Liebeserlebnis, romantische Liebe, Romanze, RomantikGerman
  • romanceSpanish
  • داستان عاشقانهPersian
  • romanssiFinnish
  • romance, amour romantiqueFrench
  • gráIrish
  • cooish ghraihManx
  • románcHungarian
  • percintaanIndonesian
  • idillio, romanzo, romanticheria, atmosfera fantasiosa, storia d'amore, poesia, esagerazione fantasiosaItalian
  • ロマンス, ロマンチックな愛, 伝奇, 恋愛, ロマンチック・ラブ, 伝奇小説, 恋Japanese
  • ប្រលោមលោកKhmer
  • fābulaLatin
  • romanceDutch
  • romancePortuguese
  • романс, романтика, романтическая любовь, роман, романтическая повестьRussian
  • romantikSwedish

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