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1. Of or derived from the ancient Romans.
2. Of or relating to the Romance languages.
ro•mance(roʊˈmæns, ˈroʊ mæns)
n., v. -manced, -manc•ing,
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]
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|Adj.||1.||Romanic - of or relating to or derived from Rome (especially ancient Rome); "Roman architecture"; "the old Roman wall"|
capital of Italy, Eternal City, Italian capital, Rome, Roma - 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
antiquity - the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe