from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A narrative poem or a prose tale in medieval French literature.
- n. A novel.
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- adj. Upright, as opposed to italic.
- adj. Of or related to the Latin alphabet.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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 Italic characters.
- adj. Expressed in letters, not in figures, as I., IV., i., iv., etc.; -- said of numerals, as distinguished from the Arabic numerals, 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 Italics.
from The 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.
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
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.