AskDefine | Define Roman

Dictionary Definition

Roman adj
1 relating to or characteristic of people of Rome; "Roman virtues"; "his Roman bearing in adversity"; "a Roman nose"
2 of or relating to or characteristic of Rome (especially ancient Rome); "Roman architecture"; "the old Roman wall"
3 characteristic of the modern type that most directly represents the type used in ancient Roman inscriptions
4 of or relating to or supporting Romanism; "the Roman Catholic Church" [syn: r.c., Romanist, romish, Roman Catholic, popish, papist, papistic, papistical]


1 a resident of modern Rome
2 an inhabitant of the ancient Roman Empire
3 a typeface used in ancient Roman inscriptions [syn: roman type, roman letters, roman print]

User Contributed Dictionary



From Romain < Romanus


  • a US /ˈɹəʊm.ən/, /"r@U.m@n/
  • a US , /ˈɹoʊmən/, /"roUm@n/
  • Rhymes with: -əʊmən

Proper noun

  1. A native or resident of Rome.
  2. A native or resident of the Roman Empire


a native or resident of Rome
a native or inhabitant of the Roman Empire


  1. Of or from Rome.
  2. Of or from the Roman Empire
  3. In the context of "of type or text": supporting or using a Western European character set.


Of or from Rome
Of or from the Roman Empire

Derived terms


Etymology 1

From roman


  1. In the context of "literature|lang=de}} novel

Etymology 2

Extensive Definition

Roman or Romans may refer to:
Roman in Tosk Albanian: Römer
Roman in Arabic: رومان
Roman in Breton: Romaned
Roman in Catalan: Romà (desambiguació)
Roman in Czech: Roman (rozcestník)
Roman in German: Roman (Begriffsklärung)
Roman in Spanish: Romano
Roman in French: Romain
Roman in Galician: Romano
Roman in Italian: Romain
Roman in Luxembourgish: Roman (Homonymie)
Roman in Dutch: Romaans
Roman in Japanese: ロマン
Roman in Polish: Romain
Roman in Kölsch: Roman (Watt ėßß datt?)
Roman in Romanian: Roman (dezambiguizare)
Roman in Slovak: Rímsky
Roman in Finnish: Roman
Roman in Tagalog: Romano
Roman in Thai: โรมัน

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Bildungsroman, Gothic novel, ascender, back, bastard type, beard, belly, bevel, black letter, body, cap, capital, case, comic novel, counter, descender, detective novel, dime novel, dreadful, em, en, epistolary novel, erotic novel, face, fat-faced type, feet, font, groove, historical novel, italic, letter, ligature, logotype, lower case, majuscule, minuscule, nick, nouvelle, novel, novel of character, novel of ideas, novel of incident, novel of manners, novel of sensibility, novelette, novella, penny dreadful, pi, pica, picaresque novel, point, pornographic novel, print, problem novel, proletarian novel, propaganda novel, psychological novel, regional novel, river novel, roman a clef, roman-fleuve, sans serif, satirical novel, science-fiction novel, script, sentimental novel, shank, shilling shocker, short story, short-short, shoulder, small cap, small capital, sociological novel, stamp, stem, storiette, stream-of-consciousness novel, thesis novel, type, type body, type class, type lice, typecase, typeface, typefounders, typefoundry, upper case, vignette
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