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1. A narrative poem or a prose tale in medieval French literature.
2. A novel.

[French, from Old French romans, romance; see romance.]


a. Of or relating to ancient or modern Rome or its people or culture.
b. Of or relating to the Roman Empire.
a. Of, relating to, or composed in the Latin language.
b. Of or using the Latin alphabet.
3. Of or relating to the Roman Catholic Church.
4. Of or being an architectural style developed by the ancient Romans and characterized by the round arch as chief structural element, the vault, concrete masonry construction, and classical ornamentation.
5. roman Of or being a typestyle characterized by upright letters having serifs and vertical lines thicker than horizontal lines.
1. A native, inhabitant, or citizen of ancient or modern Rome.
2. The Italian language as spoken in Rome.
3. One belonging to the Roman Catholic Church.
4. roman Roman print or typestyle.
5. Romans(used with a sing. verb) See Table at Bible.

[Middle English, from Old English Rōmān or from Old French romain, both from Latin Rōmānus, from Rōma, Rome.]


(Bible) (functioning as singular) a book of the New Testament (in full The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans), containing one of the fullest expositions of the doctrines of Saint Paul, written in 58 ad


(ˈroʊ mənz)

(used with a sing. v.) an Epistle of the New Testament, written by Paul to the Christian community in Rome.
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Noun1.Romans - a New Testament book containing an exposition of the doctrines of Saint PaulRomans - a New Testament book containing an exposition of the doctrines of Saint Paul; written in AD 58
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible