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Ro·man

 (rō′mən)
adj.
1.
a. Of or relating to ancient or modern Rome or its people or culture.
b. Of or relating to the Roman Empire.
2.
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.
n.
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.]

ro·man

 (rō-mäN′)
n.
1. A narrative poem or a prose tale in medieval French literature.
2. A novel.

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

roman

(ˈrəʊmən)
adj
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) of, relating to, or denoting a vertical style of printing type: the usual form of type for most printed matter. Compare italic
n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) roman type or print
[C16: so called because the style of letters is that used in ancient Roman inscriptions]

roman

(French rɔmɑ̃)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a metrical narrative in medieval French literature derived from the chansons de geste

Roman

(ˈrəʊmən)
adj
1. (Placename) of or relating to Rome or its inhabitants in ancient or modern times
2. (Peoples) of or relating to Rome or its inhabitants in ancient or modern times
3. (Roman Catholic Church) of or relating to Roman Catholicism or the Roman Catholic Church
4. (Architecture) denoting, relating to, or having the style of architecture used by the ancient Romans, characterized by large-scale masonry domes, barrel vaults, and semicircular arches
n
5. (Peoples) a citizen or inhabitant of ancient or modern Rome
6. (Roman Catholic Church) informal short for Roman Catholic

ro•man

(rɔˈmɑ̃)

n., pl. -mans (-ˈmɑ̃)
French.
1. a metrical narrative, esp. in medieval French literature.
2. a novel.

Ro•man

(ˈroʊ mən)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the ancient or modern city of Rome, or to its inhabitants.
2. of or pertaining to the ancient kingdom, republic, and empire whose capital was the city of Rome.
3. of a kind or character regarded as typical of the ancient Romans: Roman virtues.
4. (usu. l.c.) designating or pertaining to the upright style of printing types most commonly used in modern books, periodicals, etc.
5. of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church.
6. of or pertaining to the architecture of ancient Rome, characterized by semicircular arches, domes, groin and barrel vaults, and the use of elaborated forms of the Greek orders.
7. written in or pertaining to Roman numerals.
n.
8. a native, inhabitant, or citizen of ancient or modern Rome.
9. (usu. l.c.) roman type or lettering.
[before 900; directly < Latin Rōmānus (see Rome, -an1), or continuing Middle English Romain < Old French < Latin, Old English Roman(e) < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.roman - a resident of modern RomeRoman - a resident of modern Rome    
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
Italian - a native or inhabitant of Italy
2.Roman - an inhabitant of the ancient Roman Empire
Roman Empire - an empire established by Augustus in 27 BC and divided in AD 395 into the Western Roman Empire and the eastern or Byzantine Empire; at its peak lands in Europe and Africa and Asia were ruled by ancient Rome
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
palatine - any of various important officials in ancient Rome
3.roman - a typeface used in ancient Roman inscriptionsroman - a typeface used in ancient Roman inscriptions
proportional font - any font whose different characters have different widths
Adj.1.Roman - relating to or characteristic of people of Rome; "Roman virtues"; "his Roman bearing in adversity"; "a Roman nose"
2.Roman - 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
3.Roman - characteristic of the modern type that most directly represents the type used in ancient Roman inscriptions
4.Roman - of or relating to or supporting Romanism; "the Roman Catholic Church"
Translations
أحْرُف طِباعِيَّه صَغيرَهرومانيرومانيّشَخْص روماني
romàromana
římskýtištěný antikvou/latinkouŘíman
antikvaromerromersk
roomalainen
rimski
rómaiantikva
latneskt leturRómverjirómverskur
ローマの
로마의
RomanaRomanumRomanus
lotyniškas alfabetasromaninisromėnasromėniškasromėniški skaitmenys
taisnie burti
rzymianinrzymiankarzymski
Rimanrímskytlačený latinkou
romareromersk
ที่เกี่ยวกับโรม
Romalıeski Romaya aitLatin harfleriRoma
thuộc La Mã

Roman

[ˈrəʊmən]
A. ADJromano
B. N (person) → romano/a m/f
C. CPD Roman alphabet Nalfabeto m romano
Roman candle Ncandela f romana
Roman Catholicism Ncatolicismo m
Roman law Nderecho m romano
Roman nose Nnariz f aguileña
Roman numeral Nnúmero m romano

roman

[ˈrəʊmən] N (Typ) → tipo m romano

Roman

[ˈrəʊmən]
adjromain(e)
a Roman villa → une villa romaine Roman Empire
nRomain(e) m/f
the Romans → les RomainsRoman alphabet nalphabet m latinRoman Catholic
adjcatholique
ncatholique mf
He's a Roman Catholic → Il est catholique.Roman Catholic Church n
the Roman Catholic Church → l'Église f catholiqueRoman Catholicism ncatholicisme m

Roman

n
Römer(in) m(f)
(Typ: also Roman type) → Magerdruck m
adj
römisch; Roman timesRömerzeit f
(= Roman Catholic)römisch-katholisch; the Roman Churchdie römische Kirche
roman (Typ) → mager; roman lettersMagerdruck m

Roman

:
Roman alphabet
Roman arch
Roman calendar
Roman candle
nGoldrausch m
Roman Catholic
adj(römisch-)katholisch; the Roman Churchdie (römisch-)katholische Kirche
nKatholik(in) m(f), → (Römisch-)Katholische(r) mf
Roman Catholicism

Roman

:
Roman law
nrömisches Recht
Roman nose
nRömernase f
Roman numeral

Roman

[ˈrəʊmən]
1. adjromano/a
2. n (person) → Romano/a (Typ) roman(carattere m) romano

Roman

(ˈrəumən) adjective
1. connected with Rome, especially ancient Rome. Roman coins.
2. (no capital) (of printing) in ordinary upright letters like these.
noun
a person belonging to Rome, especially to ancient Rome.
Roman alphabet
the alphabet in which Western European languages such as English are written.
Roman Catholic (also Catholic)
(a member) of the Christian church which recognizes the Pope as its head.
Roman Catholicism (also Catholicism)
the beliefs, government etc of the Roman Catholic Church.
Roman numerals
I,II,III etc, as opposed to the Arabic numerals 1,2,3 etc.

roman

رومانيّ římský romersk römisch ρωμαϊκός romano roomalainen Romain rimski romano ローマの 로마의 Romeins romersk rzymski romano римский romersk ที่เกี่ยวกับโรม Romalı thuộc La Mã 罗马的
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When I was little, her massive head had always seemed to me like a Roman senator's.
Like one who after a night of drunken revelry hies to his bed, still reeling, but with conscience yet pricking him, as the plungings of the Roman race-horse but so much the more strike his steel tags into him; as one who in that miserable plight still turns and turns in giddy anguish, praying God for annihilation until the fit be passed; and at last amid the whirl of woe he feels, a deep stupor steals over him, as over the man who bleeds to death, for conscience is the wound, and there's naught to staunch it; so, after sore wrestlings in his berth, Jonah's prodigy of ponderous misery drags him drowning down to sleep.
As in general shape the noble Sperm Whale's head may be compared to a Roman war-chariot (especially in front, where it is so broadly rounded); so, at a broad view, the Right Whale's head bears a rather inelegant resemblance to a gigantic galliot-toed shoe.
The destiny of civilization would be decided in one final death struggle between the Red International and the Black, between Socialism and the Roman Catholic Church; while here at home, "the stygian midnight of American evangelicalism--"
My father, you know, came first from New England; and he was just such another man as your father,--a regular old Roman,--upright, energetic, noble-minded, with an iron will.
We are not prepared to believe that every private soldier in a Roman army had a name of his own--because we have not supposed that he had a character of his own.
This old stone tower was very massive -- and rather ruinous, too, for it was Roman, and four hundred years old.
The top of the Trunk is arched; the arch is a perfect half-circle, in the Roman style of architecture, for in the then rapid decadence of Greek art, the rising influence of Rome was already beginning to be felt in the art of the Republic.
The devices engraved on it are the ciphers or names of its long line of possessors--I had Luigi's name added in Roman letters myself with our coat of arms, as you see.
Blue and pink waist ribbons were lying over the backs of chairs, and the girl who had a Roman sash was praying that she might be kept from vanity and pride.
You are like a murderer--you are like a slave-driver--you are like the Roman emperors
He could turn cramp-bones into chessmen; fashion Roman chariots from old court cards; make spoked wheels out of cotton reels, and bird-cages of old wire.