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roman

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noun ro·man \rō-ˈmäⁿ\

Definition of roman

  1. :  a metrical romance



Origin and Etymology of roman

French, from Old French romans romance


First Known Use: 1765


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Roman

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noun Ro·man \ˈrō-mən\

Simple Definition of Roman

  • : a person born, raised, or living in Rome

  • : a citizen of the ancient Roman Empire

  • roman : letters, numbers, etc., that stand upright instead of slanting : roman type

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Roman

  1. 1 a :  a native or resident of Rome b :  a citizen of ancient Rome or of the Roman Empire

  2. 2 often offensive :  roman catholic

  3. 3 not capitalized :  roman letters or type

Examples of roman in a sentence

  1. The type should be set in roman.



Origin and Etymology of roman

partly from Middle English, from Old English, from Latin Romanus, adjective & noun, from Roma Rome; partly from Middle English Romain, from Anglo-French, from Latin Romanus


First Known Use: before 12th century


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Roman

adjective ro·man

Simple Definition of Roman

  • : of or relating to Rome or the people of Rome

  • : of or relating to the ancient Roman Empire

  • roman : having letters, numbers, etc., that stand upright instead of slanting

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Roman

  1. 1 :  of or relating to Rome or the people of Rome; specifically :  characteristic of the ancient Romans <Roman fortitude>

  2. 2 a :  latin 1a b :  of or relating to the Latin alphabet

  3. 3 not capitalized :  of or relating to a type style with upright characters — compare italic

  4. 4 :  of or relating to the see of Rome or the Roman Catholic Church

  5. 5 :  having a semicircular intrados <Roman arch>

  6. 6 :  having a prominent slightly aquiline bridge <a Roman nose>

14th Century

First Known Use of roman

14th century

Rhymes with roman



ROMAN Defined for Kids

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Roman

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noun Ro·man \ˈrō-mən\

Definition of Roman for Students

  1. 1 :  a person born or living in Rome

  2. 2 :  a citizen of an ancient empire centered on Rome

  3. 3 not cap :  upright letters or type




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Roman

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adjective ro·man

Definition of Roman for Students

  1. 1 :  of or relating to Rome or the Romans

  2. 2 not cap :  of or relating to a type style with upright characters (as in “these letters”)




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