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 spend time together or share an activity that creates a sense or feeling that we choose to be kind, thoughtful, loving and understanding.

    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

How to pronounce romance?

  1. Alex
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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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. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Art is a fusion of various dimensions, as if the cosmic exoticism of thinking. 2. Designated as a horse carousel, each has its own seating shape. 3. Loneliness is a very beautiful, romantic depression of reality. 4. The intuition of the subconscious is the mother of all arts - this is the navigator of the imagination leading to innovation. 5. All the romantics in the soul and mind are too mature. 6. Thought is the stage of the death of egoism and the transition to eternity of romance. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    BBW and SSBBW A bbw girl is completely beautiful, she is endowed with the full-fledged beauty of mind and body, her forms are full of beauty and a tidbit, in my eyes you will always be perfect. So hot and sweet, well, just tin, I have a severe burn from excitement of horny and love. You are attractive from any side in any form. Your body seems to order me to love you again and again. Your yummy appearance to enter deep sex hypnosis of love is so beautiful well just to the loss of pulse, delicate as pink rose skin, pink tint on your skin like delicate pink opal, you are the personification of the true form of femininity, in my mind I see only you since I'm in love with your soul and body, my soul, heart and mind are saturated with the powerful force of love for you, true love for you and excitement boils in me and boils, you stand out with its outstanding beauty from the crowd of girls and women, as if several thousand illuminate you ajor floodlights accompanied with your favorite music. I gently kiss your skin and it’s just the divine taste of love and passion, I look at you and don’t notice how long I look at you, your great beauty is always fashionable in my heart, for me you are the highest top model of true beauty, I comprehend your bowels of amazing beauty, you expose your soul during unforgettable sex, so it is your image is like unforgettable sex, you expose your sensual tender soul filled with burning passion like a fashionable jacket, you seduce me with its beauty with style and special chic. My whole mind is filled with you, every neuron is filled with you, now my brain is so arranged, when you undress with deep delight it becomes difficult to breathe right up to the shock of admiration, to what extent it is a wonderful sight that I just sweat and stutter with excitement. Than more often I see you, the happier I become like a child, as if every time I fall in love, looking at you for the first time every day, I see that you are the highest happiness and love in the universe. I am in love with your ideal divine forms of the body, they are just perfect and perfect. I feel you and love and excitement by the whole nervous system I feel only you alone and it goes into the soul into the subconscious, into dreams, and the whole nervous system receives a powerful orgasm of romance from love for you, like a great volcano or a great tsunami, it carries me into the world dreams where everywhere you are just like a storm and swirling like a huge tornado, the element of my love is able to crush this world. You are my most cherished desire that I made every day. When you look at me, the violin symphony gently sounds, when you peer at me the piano keys, from deep sensual eye contact, in your eyes I see infinite beauty. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  3. Honoré de Balzac:

    Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Seeing you finally smile at the emptiness, indelible smile on your face. And your terrible laugh in response to any blows and fear that fate grants. She feels powerless over you. You feel the complete absence of fear - this is the acceptance of reality in its true form. 2. The people who created and develop this world: in debt. Sins are debts after death. Sins as a loan taken from a bank of hell. 3. Truth plunges into loneliness. 4. Fate lowered the gun fuse - this is the best lie detector in the world. Take a look at your body, you are only one millimeter away from eternity, her finger on the trigger. Because of problems, your whole life will pass in one second; you will be separated from immortality by only one second. The closer you are to death, the closer you are to the truth that everything in the human world is meaningless because it is temporary. 5. A halo of knowledge within life, this is a record of projection, a person who feels reality can feel the universe: the past, present and future, and that which is timeless. 6. On the tombstone of a woman who died alone, because she always rejected, repelled, did not forgive, and broke the hearts of all the guys and men who had once offered themselves to her. Her last words were written on her stone: I have been waiting for the perfect man all my life. 7. Some harden life, while others only spoil. 8. Reality is decomposing and all the ridiculous horrors of reality are visible, since you are in the violent chronosphere, where the quantum genetic transformations of the instincts of despair are in, in the projection of an alternative reality of the ego of power in which everything is programmed for decomposition. 9. The knowledge of world religions is only four keys to a higher form of awareness, they will open the gates to higher worlds; you just need to choose one of these keys in order to evolve. 10. Philosophical poetry Noir jazz saxophone of loneliness in poetic comics of memories, with light eroticism of romance. All filled with philosophical silence and self-talk. An almost finished cigarette, it goes like a thought to the logical conclusion of philosophical poetry, where you are looking for a way out of the prison of reality. You play poker with the fate of someone luck, and someone pass. It rains from sinful tears; it does not make the city more conscientious, but a little cleaner. The city is in a fog of thought, the red lightnings of anger sparkle, in the black clouds of depression and then the cold snow of indifference illuminated by the lifeless light of the curiosity of the gods. Soon a new dawn of thoughts, the black and white reality of pessimism, where in the bright colors of the expressive contrasts of the oppositions, there is only a faint light of conscience and animal instincts of darkness. Throughout the deep darkness suggests that the other world is very close and the door there is always open. Everywhere the harsh gray color of thought, periodically sound melodies of the void of truth. Everything is gray here and only red blood is the color of eternal guilt. Everything can become colored only from self-hypnosis in the bright colors of the illusions of optimism. Reason plunges into the darkness of Gothic despair and only a beloved woman can get out of there. The heart accumulates scars, but it does not stop, it continues to live for the sake of loved ones, for the sake of curiosity. In this cold void of the illusions of materialism, only true love will warm the soul, but not lust, because after an orgasm you feel sad notes of loneliness, filled on the piano of sadness. Lust is the girlfriend of egoism, which is the six of self-deception. Vivid memories are a consolation prize of eternity, unlike life they are eternal - these are prosaic scenes of cinema of karma. Scenes of comedians about heroes and villains, where you were exposed as an antihero, and your tormentors were victims. Here you feel literally every frame of sadism of fate. 11. From cruel blows of reality, a person does not become prettier. 12. From disappointment, the soul cannot stop laughing with a frightening rampant laugh, between fear and rampant angry laughter. The smiling, insanely laughing psyche growls and tears to pieces from the high-voltage psychic tension that gives birth to truth, from a smile the philosophy of the psyche breaks into two parts of the duality of the world. A huge smile is visible in the broken mirror of the psyche, and only sometimes the image of a person is reflected in them as a reflection of conscience. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. 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.

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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
  • 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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