roman

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noun ro·man \ rō-ˈmäⁿ \

Definition of roman

:a metrical romance

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Origin and Etymology of roman

French, from Old French romans romance


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Roman

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noun Ro·man \ ˈrō-mən \

Definition of Roman

1 a :a native or resident of Rome
b :a citizen of ancient Rome or of the Roman Empire
2 often offensive :roman catholic
3 not capitalized :roman letters or type

Examples of roman in a Sentence

  1. The type should be set in roman.

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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


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Roman

adjective

Definition of Roman

1 :of or relating to Rome or the people of Rome; specifically :characteristic of the ancient Romans
  • Roman fortitude
2 a :latin 1a
b :of or relating to the Latin alphabet
3 not capitalized :of or relating to a type style with upright characters — compare italic
4 :of or relating to the see of Rome or the Roman Catholic Church
5 :having a semicircular intrados
  • Roman arch
6 :having a prominent slightly aquiline bridge
  • a Roman nose

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ROMAN Defined for English Language Learners

Roman

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noun

Definition of Roman for English Language Learners

  • : 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


Roman

adjective

Definition of Roman for English Language Learners

  • : 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


ROMAN Defined for Kids

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Roman

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noun Ro·man \ ˈrō-mən \

Definition of Roman for Students

1 :a person born or living in Rome
2 :a citizen of an ancient empire centered on Rome
3 not capitalized :upright letters or type

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Roman

adjective

Definition of Roman for Students

1 :of or relating to Rome or the Romans
2 not capitalized :of or relating to a type style with upright characters (as in “these letters”)


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