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 (rō′mə, rä′-)
1. A member of a subgroup of the Romani people, primarily inhabiting Central and Eastern Europe with smaller populations in other regions.
2. See Romani.

[From Romani, pl. of rom, man; see Romani.]


(Placename) the Italian name for Rome


1. (Peoples)
a. another name for Gypsy
b. (as modifier): Roma gypsy musicians.
2. (Languages) another name for Romany



1. Italian, Roma. the capital of Italy, in the central part, on the Tiber: site of Vatican City. 2,817,227.
2. the ancient Italian kingdom, republic, and empire whose capital was the city of Rome.
3. the Roman Catholic Church.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Roma - a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetellingRoma - a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa, and North America)
Indian - a native or inhabitant of India
gitana - a Spanish female Gypsy
gitano - a Spanish male Gypsy
2.Roma - capital and largest city of ItalyRoma - capital and largest city of Italy; on the Tiber; seat of the Roman Catholic Church; formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire
lustrum - a ceremonial purification of the Roman population every five years following the census
catacomb - an underground tunnel with recesses where bodies were buried (as in ancient Rome)
circus - (antiquity) an open-air stadium for chariot races and gladiatorial games
Amphitheatrum Flavium, Colosseum - a large amphitheater in Rome whose construction was begun by Vespasian about AD 75 or 80
pantheon - (antiquity) a temple to all the gods
Sistine Chapel - the private chapel of the popes in Rome; it was built by and named after Sixtus IV in 1473
toga virilis - (ancient Rome) a toga worn by a youth as a symbol of manhood and citizenship
Seven Hills of Rome - the hills on which the ancient city of Rome was built
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
Lateran - the site in Rome containing the church of Rome and the Lateran Palace
Holy See, State of the Vatican City, The Holy See - the smallest sovereign state in the world; the see of the Pope (as the Bishop of Rome); home of the Pope and the central administration of the Roman Catholic Church; achieved independence from Italy in 1929
Bacchus - (classical mythology) god of wine; equivalent of Dionysus
Roman - a resident of modern Rome
augur, auspex - (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy
centurion - (ancient Rome) the leader of 100 soldiers
gladiator - (ancient Rome) a professional combatant or a captive who entertained the public by engaging in mortal combat
pontifex - a member of the highest council of priests in ancient Rome
procurator - (ancient Rome) someone employed by the Roman Emperor to manage finance and taxes
sibyl - (ancient Rome) a woman who was regarded as an oracle or prophet
tribune - (ancient Rome) an official elected by the plebeians to protect their interests
Romanic, Roman - of or relating to or derived from Rome (especially ancient Rome); "Roman architecture"; "the old Roman wall"


[ˈrəʊmə] Rom [ˈrɒm] n (also Roma gypsy) → rom m
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