American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A narrative poem or a prose tale in medieval French literature.
- n. A novel.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to ancient or modern Rome, or the people, institutions, or characteristics of Rome.
- Hence Having some attribute deemed especially characteristic of the ancient Romans; noble; distinguished; brave; hardy; patriotic; stern.
- Pertaining to Rome ecclesiastically; of or pertaining to the Church of Rome; papal.
- [lowercase or cap.] Noting a form of letter or type of which the text of this book is an example. It is the form preferred for books and newspapers by the Latin races and by English-speaking peoples. Three series are used conjointly in printing: capitals, which are copies of Old Latin lapidary letters; small capitals, a medieval Italian fashion, first made in type by Aldus Manutius in 1501; and minuscule or lower-case letters, first made in type by Sweinheim and Pannartz at Subiaco in 1465, and afterward, of better form, by Jenson at Venice in 1471.
- Synonyms Roman, Latin. Roman naturally applies to that which is especially associated or connected with the city, Rome; Latin to that which similarly belongs to the district, Latium. Hence, we speak of Roman power, fortitude, administration; the Roman church; the Latin language. Nearly all the use of Latin has grown out of its application to the language: as, Latin grammar; a Latin idiom; the Latin Church. The words are not interchangeable.
- n. A native or an inhabitant of Rome, the capital of Italy, and chief city of the ancient Roman empire.
- n. A person enjoying the freedom or citizenship of ancient Rome.
- n. A member or an adherent of the Church of Rome; a Romanist.
- n. [lowercase] A roman letter or type, in distinction from an italic.
- adj. of type Upright, as opposed to italic.
- adj. of text, computing Of or related to the Latin alphabet.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to Rome, or the Roman people; like or characteristic of Rome, the Roman people, or things done by Romans.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic religion; professing that religion.
- adj. Upright; erect; -- said of the letters or kind of type ordinarily used, as distinguished from
- adj. Expressed in letters, not in figures, as I., IV., i., iv., etc.; -- said of numerals, as distinguished from the
Arabicnumerals, 1, 4, etc.
- n. A native, or permanent resident, of Rome; a citizen of Rome, or one upon whom certain rights and privileges of a Roman citizen were conferred.
- n. Roman type, letters, or print, collectively; -- in distinction from
- n. an inhabitant of the ancient Roman Empire
- adj. characteristic of the modern type that most directly represents the type used in ancient Roman inscriptions
- adj. relating to or characteristic of people of Rome
- n. a typeface used in ancient Roman inscriptions
- adj. of or relating to or derived from Rome (especially ancient Rome)
- adj. of or relating to or supporting Romanism
- n. a resident of modern Rome
- French, from Old French romans, romance; see romance. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“For what is worth, when you apply to for a US visa, you have to write down your name both in roman alphabet and in your original alphabet or scrip, be it arabic, chinese, etc.”
“I never intended to write what they call a roman-a-clef, or one of those books where real celebrities of the past do walk-ons and help the hero solve the mystery.”
“Does the name of your movie end in roman numerals?”
“Ode, is a long lyric in roman-numbered stanzas; at 224 lines and fourteen parts it is slightly longer but on the same order of magnitude as the Ode.”
“(Republicans in roman; Democrats in italic; Independents underlined)”
“I imagine back in roman times, the avant gard of street theater goers were blown away when the actors first presented in front of a painted backdrop curtain.”
“She received the prestigious Grand Prix du roman from the French Academy in 1987 for her novel, Le Harem.”
“would anyone stand for it had he called roman catholicism "evil"?”
“YES, she does have that tattoo on her left shoulder of her BFF’s birthday in roman numerals.”
“In French, the word roman refers to those texts in prose which for the first time after the Middle Ages used the new language spoken by the people, a Romance language.”
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