Romans



noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
an Epistle of the New Testament, written by Paul to the Christian community in Rome.
Abbreviation: Rom.
noun, plural romans
[raw-mahn] /rɔˈmɑ̃/ (Show IPA). French.
1.
a metrical narrative, especially in medieval French literature.
2.
a novel.
adjective
1.
of or relating to the ancient or modern city of Rome, or to its inhabitants and their customs and culture:
Roman restaurants.
2.
of or relating to the ancient kingdom, republic, and empire whose capital was the city of Rome.
3.
of a kind or character regarded as typical of the ancient Romans:
Roman virtues.
4.
(usually lowercase) designating or pertaining to the upright style of printing types most commonly used in modern books, periodicals, etc., of which the main text of this dictionary is an example.
5.
of or relating to the Roman Catholic Church.
6.
noting, pertaining to, or resembling the architecture of ancient Rome, especially the public and religious architecture, characterized by the employment of massive brick and concrete construction, with such features as the semicircular arch, the dome, and groin and barrel vaults, by the use in interiors of marble and molded stucco revetments, by the elaboration of the Greek orders as purely decorative motifs for the adornment of façades and interiors, and by an overall effect in which simplicity and grandeur of massing is often combined with much elaboration of detailing.
7.
written in or pertaining to Roman numerals.
noun
8.
a native, inhabitant, or citizen of ancient or modern Rome.
9.
the dialect of Italian spoken in Rome.
10.
(usually lowercase) roman type or lettering.
11.
Disparaging. a member of the Roman Catholic Church.
12.
Rare. the Latin language.
13.
a male given name.
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) a book of the New Testament (in full The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans), containing one of the fullest expositions of the doctrines of Saint Paul, written in 58 ad
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or denoting a vertical style of printing type: the usual form of type for most printed matter Compare italic
noun
2.
roman type or print
noun
1.
a metrical narrative in medieval French literature derived from the chansons de geste
adjective
1.
of or relating to Rome or its inhabitants in ancient or modern times
2.
of or relating to Roman Catholicism or the Roman Catholic Church
3.
denoting, relating to, or having the style of architecture used by the ancient Romans, characterized by large-scale masonry domes, barrel vaults, and semicircular arches
noun
4.
a citizen or inhabitant of ancient or modern Rome
5.
(informal) short for Roman Catholic
see: when in Rome do as the Romans do

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