Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to ancient or modern Rome or its people or culture.
  • adjective Of or relating to the Roman Empire.
  • adjective Of, relating to, or composed in the Latin language.
  • adjective Of or using the Latin alphabet.
  • adjective Of or relating to the Roman Catholic Church.
  • adjective 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.
  • adjective Of or being a typestyle characterized by upright letters having serifs and vertical lines thicker than horizontal lines.
  • noun A native, inhabitant, or citizen of ancient or modern Rome.
  • noun The Italian language as spoken in Rome.
  • noun One belonging to the Roman Catholic Church.
  • noun Roman print or typestyle.

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  • adjective Of or from Rome.
  • adjective Of or from the Roman Empire
  • adjective of type or text supporting or using a Western European character set.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church or the Holy See.
  • noun A native or resident of Rome.
  • noun A native or resident of the Roman Empire
  • noun law, colloquial Used to distinguish a Roman numeral from an Arabic numeral in oral discourse.
  • noun The Roman script
  • proper noun A male given name recently borrowed from continental Europe.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old English Rōmān or from Old French romain, both from Latin Rōmānus, from Rōma, Rome.]

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From Old French Romain, from Latin Rōmānus.

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