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ro·mance

 (rō-măns′, rō′măns′)
n.
1.
a. A love affair: His romance with her lasted only a month.
b. Ardent emotional attachment or involvement between people; love: They kept the romance alive in their marriage for 35 years.
c. A strong, sometimes short-lived attachment, fascination, or enthusiasm for something: a childhood romance with the sea.
2. A mysterious or fascinating quality or appeal, as of something adventurous, heroic, or strangely beautiful: "These fine old guns often have a romance clinging to them" (Richard Jeffries).
3.
a. A long medieval narrative in prose or verse that tells of the adventures and heroic exploits of chivalric heroes: an Arthurian romance.
b. A long fictitious tale of heroes and extraordinary or mysterious events, usually set in a distant time or place.
c. The class of literature constituted by such tales.
4.
a. An artistic work, such as a novel, story, or film, that deals with sexual love, especially in an idealized form.
b. The class or style of such works.
5. A fictitiously embellished account or explanation: We have been given speculation and romance instead of the facts.
6. Music A lyrical, tender, usually sentimental song or short instrumental piece.
7. Romance The Romance languages.
adj.
Romance Of, relating to, or being any of the languages that developed from Latin, including Italian, French, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish.
v. (rō-măns′) ro·manced, ro·manc·ing, ro·manc·es
v.intr.
To think or behave in a romantic manner: a couple romancing in the moonlight.
v.tr.
1.
a. To court, woo, or try to arouse the romantic interest of.
b. To have a love affair with.
2. To try to persuade, as with flattery or incentives: a candidate who romanced the party's delegates for votes.

[Middle English, from Old French romans, romance, work written in French, from Vulgar Latin *rōmānicē (scrībere), (to write) in the vernacular, from Latin Rōmānicus, Roman, from Rōmānus; see Roman.]

ro·manc′er n.

romance

n
1. a love affair, esp an intense and happy but short-lived affair involving young people
2. love, esp romantic love idealized for its purity or beauty
3. a spirit of or inclination for adventure, excitement, or mystery
4. a mysterious, exciting, sentimental, or nostalgic quality, esp one associated with a place
5. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a narrative in verse or prose, written in a vernacular language in the Middle Ages, dealing with strange and exciting adventures of chivalrous heroes
6. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) any similar narrative work dealing with events and characters remote from ordinary life
7. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the literary genre represented by works of these kinds
8. (Poetry) (in Spanish literature) a short narrative poem, usually an epic or historical ballad
9. a story, novel, film, etc, dealing with love, usually in an idealized or sentimental way
10. an extravagant, absurd, or fantastic account or explanation
11. (Music, other) a lyrical song or short instrumental composition having a simple melody
vb
12. (intr) to tell, invent, or write extravagant or romantic fictions
13. (intr) to tell extravagant or improbable lies
14. (intr) to have romantic thoughts
15. (intr) (of a couple) to indulge in romantic behaviour
16. (tr) to be romantically involved with
[C13: romauns, from Old French romans, ultimately from Latin Rōmānicus Roman]
roˈmancer n

Romance

(rəˈmæns; ˈrəʊmæns)
adj
1. (Linguistics) denoting, relating to, or belonging to the languages derived from Latin, including Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Romanian
2. (Linguistics) denoting a word borrowed from a Romance language: there are many Romance words in English.
n
(Linguistics) this group of languages; the living languages that belong to the Italic branch of the Indo-European family

ro•mance

(roʊˈmæns, ˈroʊ mæns)

n., v. -manced, -manc•ing,
adj. n.
1. a novel or other prose narrative depicting heroic or marvelous deeds, pageantry, exploits, etc., usu. in a historical or imaginary setting.
2. a medieval narrative, orig. one in verse and in a Romance language, treating of heroic, fantastic, or supernatural events, often in the form of allegory.
3. a made-up story, usu. full of fanciful invention.
4. a romantic spirit, sentiment, or the like.
5. romantic aura, setting, character, or quality.
6. a love affair.
7. (cap.) the Romance languages.
v.i.
8. to indulge in fanciful stories or daydreams.
9. to think or talk romantically.
v.t.
10. to court or woo romantically.
11. to court the favor of; play up to.
adj.
12. (cap.) of, pertaining to, or denoting the group of languages descended from the spoken Latin of the Roman Empire, including French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Romanian.
[1250–1300; Middle English romaunce Romance language, composition in such a language < Old French romance, n. use of feminine of romanz, romans (adj.) written in the vernacular < Vulgar Latin *Rōmānicē (adv.), derivative of Latin Rōmānicus; see Romanic]
ro•manc′er, n.

romance


Past participle: romanced
Gerund: romancing

Imperative
romance
romance
Present
I romance
you romance
he/she/it romances
we romance
you romance
they romance
Preterite
I romanced
you romanced
he/she/it romanced
we romanced
you romanced
they romanced
Present Continuous
I am romancing
you are romancing
he/she/it is romancing
we are romancing
you are romancing
they are romancing
Present Perfect
I have romanced
you have romanced
he/she/it has romanced
we have romanced
you have romanced
they have romanced
Past Continuous
I was romancing
you were romancing
he/she/it was romancing
we were romancing
you were romancing
they were romancing
Past Perfect
I had romanced
you had romanced
he/she/it had romanced
we had romanced
you had romanced
they had romanced
Future
I will romance
you will romance
he/she/it will romance
we will romance
you will romance
they will romance
Future Perfect
I will have romanced
you will have romanced
he/she/it will have romanced
we will have romanced
you will have romanced
they will have romanced
Future Continuous
I will be romancing
you will be romancing
he/she/it will be romancing
we will be romancing
you will be romancing
they will be romancing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been romancing
you have been romancing
he/she/it has been romancing
we have been romancing
you have been romancing
they have been romancing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been romancing
you will have been romancing
he/she/it will have been romancing
we will have been romancing
you will have been romancing
they will have been romancing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been romancing
you had been romancing
he/she/it had been romancing
we had been romancing
you had been romancing
they had been romancing
Conditional
I would romance
you would romance
he/she/it would romance
we would romance
you would romance
they would romance
Past Conditional
I would have romanced
you would have romanced
he/she/it would have romanced
we would have romanced
you would have romanced
they would have romanced

romance

Originally a tale of chivalry or of characters remote from ordinary life (and written in one of the Romance languages), popularly a story of love, usually somewhat idealized, and with a happy ending.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.romance - a relationship between two loversromance - a relationship between two lovers  
relationship - a state of connectedness between people (especially an emotional connection); "he didn't want his wife to know of the relationship"
intrigue - a clandestine love affair
2.romance - an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
stardust - a dreamy romantic or sentimental quality
3.Romance - the group of languages derived from Latin
Haitian Creole - a creole language spoken by most Haitians; based on French and various African languages
Latin - any dialect of the language of ancient Rome
Italian - the Romance language spoken in Italy
French - the Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France
Portuguese - the Romance language spoken in Portugal and Brazil
Galician - a language spoken in Galicia in northwestern Spain; it is between Portuguese and Spanish but closer to Portuguese; sometimes considered a Portuguese or Spanish dialect
Spanish - the Romance language spoken in most of Spain and the countries colonized by Spain
Catalan - the Romance language spoken in Catalonia in eastern Spain (related to Spanish and Occitan)
Rhaeto-Romance, Rhaeto-Romanic - Romance dialects spoken in parts of southeastern Switzerland and northern Italy and the Tyrol
Rumanian, Romanian - an eastern Romance language spoken in Romania
4.romance - a story dealing with loveromance - a story dealing with love    
story - a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events; "he writes stories for the magazines"
5.romance - a novel dealing with idealized events remote from everyday life
novel - an extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story
Gothic romance - a romance that deals with desolate and mysterious and grotesque events
bodice ripper - a romantic novel containing scenes in which the heroine is sexually violated
Verb1.romance - make amorous advances towards; "John is courting Mary"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
chase after, chase - pursue someone sexually or romantically
display - attract attention by displaying some body part or posing; of animals
2.romance - have a love affair with
love - be enamored or in love with; "She loves her husband deeply"
3.romance - talk or behave amorously, without serious intentionsromance - talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women"
talk, speak - exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words"
wanton - engage in amorous play
vamp - act seductively with (someone)
4.romance - tell romantic or exaggerated lies; "This author romanced his trip to an exotic country"
lie - tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive; "Don't lie to your parents"; "She lied when she told me she was only 29"
Adj.1.Romance - relating to languages derived from Latin; "Romance languages"

romance

noun
1. love affair, relationship, affair, intrigue, attachment, liaison, amour, affair of the heart, affaire (du coeur) (French) a holiday romance
2. love, passion, affection, attachment, intimacy, ardour He still finds time for romance.
3. excitement, colour, charm, mystery, adventure, sentiment, glamour, fascination, nostalgia, exoticness We want to recreate the romance of old train journeys.
4. story, novel, tale, fantasy, legend, fiction, fairy tale, love story, melodrama, idyll, tear-jerker (informal) Her taste in fiction was for historical romances.
verb
1. court, date, chase, pursue, take out, go (out) with, woo, make love to, run after, serenade, walk out with, keep company with, pay court to, go steady with (informal), set your cap at, pay your addresses to, sue (archaic) He romanced the world's most eligible women.
Quotations
"She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequel of an unnatural beginning" [Jane Austen Persuasion]
"It begins when you sink in his arms. It ends with your arms in his sink" feminist slogan

romance

noun
1. An intimate sexual relationship between two people:
2. The passionate affection and desire felt by lovers for each other:
3. A strong, enthusiastic liking for something:
verb
Informal. To attempt to gain the affection of:
Translations
الإنفِعال العاطِفي الرومانْسيالعُلاقات الغَراميَّه بين المُحِبّينرِوايَةٌ غَرامِيَّهرُومَانْسِيَّة
dobrodružně milostný románmilostné dobrodružstvímilostný vztahromantika
romanceromantikkærlighedsaffærekærlighedsroman
romanssi
romansa
romantikaromantikus történet
ástarævintÿriástarsaga
恋愛
로맨스
meilės istorija/romanasromantikaromantinisromantiškairomantiškas
mīlas/piedzīvojumu romānspiedzīvojumi
dobrodružný/milostný románmilostné dobrodružstvoromantika
ljubezenski romanromanca
romans
เรื่องรักใคร่
aşkaşk heyecanıaşk macerasıaşk öyküsü/romanı
mối tình

romance

[rəʊˈmæns]
A. N
1. (= love affair) → romance m, idilio m, amores mpl
their romance lasted exactly six monthssu romance or idilio duró exactamente seis meses, sus amores duraron exactamente seis meses
a young girl waiting for romanceuna joven que espera su primer amor
I've finished with romancepara mí no más amores
2. (= romantic character) → lo romántico, lo poético; (= picturesqueness) → lo pintoresco
the romance of travello romántico del viajar
the romance of historylo atractivo or lo poético de la historia
the romance of the seael encanto del mar
3. (= tale) → novela f (sentimental), cuento m (de amor); (medieval) → libro m de caballerías, poema m caballeresco (Mus) → romanza f
4. (Ling) Romanceromance m
B. ADJ [language] → romance
C. VIsoñar, fantasear

Romance

[rəˈmæns]
adj [languages] → roman(e)
nlangues fpl romanes

romance

[ˈrəʊmæns rəʊˈmæns] n
(= love) → amour m
There's no time in his life for romance → Il n'y a pas de temps pour l'amour dans sa vie.
(= romantic atmosphere, behaviour) → romantisme m
(= charm) → charme m romantique
the romance of Paris → le charme romantique de Paris
(= excitement and adventure) → attrait m enivrant
the romance of travel → l'attrait enivrant des voyages
(= love affair) → idylle f
a holiday romance → une idylle de vacances
(= film) → film m d'amour (= novel) → roman m d'amour (= literary genre) → littérature f sentimentale
I read a lot of romance → Je lis beaucoup de romans d'amour.
historical romance → roman m d'amour historique
(= in medieval literature) → roman mRoman Empire n
the Roman empire → l'empire m romain

romance

n
(= book)Fantasie- or Phantasieerzählung f, → Roman m; (= love story)Liebesgeschichte for -roman m; (= adventure story)Abenteuerroman m; (= tale of chivalry)Ritterroman m; (no pl: = romantic fiction) → Liebesromane pl; (fig: = lies) → Märchen nt; it’s pure romancees ist das reinste Märchen
(= love affair)Romanze f; it’s quite a romancedas ist eine richtige Liebesgeschichte
no pl (= romanticism)Romantik f; an air of romance pervaded the villageein romantischer Zauber umgab das Dorf; the romance of foreign landsder Zauber ferner Länder
(Mus) → Romanze f
Romance (= Romance languages)die romanischen Sprachen pl
adj Romance (language etc)romanisch
vteine Romanze haben mit

Romance

[rəʊˈmæns] adj (language) → romanzo/a

romance

[rəʊˈmæns] n
a. (love affair) → storia d'amore
b. (romantic character) → fascino, romanticismo
c. (love story) → romanzo m rosa inv; (film) → film m inv d'amore; (medieval) → romanzo (cavalleresco) (Mus) → romanza

romance

(rəˈmans) noun
1. the relationship, actions etc of people who are in love. It was a beautiful romance, but it didn't last.
2. a story about such a relationship etc, especially one in which the people, events etc are more exciting etc than in normal life. She writes romances.
3. this kind of excitement. She felt her life was lacking in romance.
roˈmantic (-tik) adjective
1. (negative unromantic) (of a story) about people who are in love. a romantic novel.
2. causing or feeling love, especially the beautiful love described in a romance. Her husband is very romantic – he brings her flowers every day; romantic music.
3. too concerned with love and excitement. Her head is full of romantic notions.
roˈmantically adverb

romance

رُومَانْسِيَّة milostný vztah romance Romanze ρομάντσο idilio romanssi idylle romansa storia d’amore 恋愛 로맨스 romance romanse romans romance роман romans เรื่องรักใคร่ aşk mối tình 浪漫史
Romance   
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asked Jo, delighted with the fancy which lent a little romance to the very dull task of doing her duty.
There are no words to describe her save the old ones that have served so often to picture the bygone heroine of romance and the fair lady of our dreams.
A romance on the plan of Gil Blas, adapted to American society and manners, would cease to be a romance.
But as my little conductress, with her hair of gold and her frock of blue, danced before me round corners and pattered down passages, I had the view of a castle of romance inhabited by a rosy sprite, such a place as would somehow, for diversion of the young idea, take all color out of storybooks and fairytales.
But as in an hour, this river of dreams and wild romance has emerged to a reality scarcely less visionary and splendid.
With the native chuckleheadedness of the heroine of romance, she preferred the poor and obscure lover.
Divine right is a good-enough earthly romance, but it don't go, here.
Her wonderful travels, and the strange countries she had seen, and the adventures she had had, made her a marvel and a heroine of romance.
The element of romance in Aurelia's marriage existed chiefly in the fact that Mr.
He never read the Romance of the Forest, nor The Children of the Abbey.
Margaret, the other sister, was a good-humored, well-disposed girl; but as she had already imbibed a good deal of Marianne's romance, without having much of her sense, she did not, at thirteen, bid fair to equal her sisters at a more advanced period of life.
The incident had occurred and was gone for me: it WAS an incident of no moment, no romance, no interest in a sense; yet it marked with change one single hour of a monotonous life.