Associations to the word «Roman»


ROMAN, adjective. (of type) Upright, as opposed to italic.
ROMAN, adjective. (of text) (computing) Of or related to the Latin alphabet.
ROMAN, adjective. Of or from Rome.
ROMAN, adjective. Of or from the Roman Empire
ROMAN, adjective. (of type or text) supporting or using a Western European character set.
ROMAN, adjective. Of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church or the Holy See.
ROMAN, noun. A native or resident of Rome.
ROMAN, noun. (historical) A native or resident of the Roman Empire.
ROMAN, noun. (legal) (colloquial) Used to distinguish a Roman numeral from an Arabic numeral in oral discourse.
ROMAN, noun. (uncountable) The Roman script.
ROMAN, proper noun. A male given name recently borrowed from continental Europe.
ROMAN À CLEF, noun. A piece of fiction, especially a novel, containing real-life people and/or events
ROMAN À THÈSE, noun. A “thesis novel”: a novel that is didactic rather than entertaining, often taking the form of social commentary.
ROMAN ALPHABET, noun. The Latin alphabet.
ROMAN ALPHABETS, noun. Plural of Roman alphabet
ROMAN ALUM, noun. A cubical potassium alum formerly obtained in large quantities from Italian alunite, and highly valued by dyers on account of its freedom from iron.
ROMAN BALANCE, noun. A form of balance closely resembling the modern steelyard.
ROMAN BATH, noun. Any of the buildings in a Roman baths complex
ROMAN BATHS, noun. A complex of public buildings, in the time of Ancient Rome, in which bathing took place as a social activity
ROMAN BRICK, noun. A type of brick originating in Ancient Rome and spread by the Romans to the lands they conquered.
ROMAN BRICK, noun. A modern type of brick inspired by the ancient prototypes, characteristically longer and flatter than standard bricks.
ROMAN BRICKS, noun. Plural of Roman brick
ROMAN CAMOMILE, noun. Chamaemelum nobile, one of the two species of plants most commonly known as camomile.
ROMAN CANDLE, noun. A type of firework, with a long, thick paper tube that contains layers of "stars" and lifting charges. When ignited, pyrotechnic stars shoot from the tube one at a time.
ROMAN CANDLE, noun. A type of parachute deployment failure
ROMAN CANDLES, noun. Plural of Roman candle, a type of firework.
ROMAN CATHOLIC, adjective. Of or pertaining to the (Roman) Catholic Church.
ROMAN CATHOLIC, adjective. Of or pertaining to the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church.
ROMAN CATHOLIC, noun. A person who belongs to the (Roman) Catholic Church.
ROMAN CATHOLIC, noun. A person who belongs to the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church.
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, proper noun. That part of the Christian churches in union with the pope in Rome.
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, proper noun. The Roman Rite of the Catholic Church.
ROMAN CATHOLICISM, proper noun. The beliefs or religion of the Roman Catholic Church.
ROMAN CATHOLICS, proper noun. Plural of Roman Catholic
ROMAN CEMENT, noun. A natural cement made by burning septaria and mixing in sand.
ROMAN CHAMOMILE, noun. Alternative form of Roman camomile
ROMAN CURSIVE, noun. The form of script used in ancient Rome until about the 3rd century AD for Latin handwriting
ROMAN EMPIRE, proper noun. (historical) The empire which succeeded the Roman Republic and existed between 27 BCE and 476 CE in the west (and until 1453 CE in the east; see Byzantine Empire), encompassing territories stretching from Britain and Germany to Spain, North Africa and the Persian Gulf.
ROMAN FONT, noun. A font which is upright, as opposed to oblique or italic
ROMAN FONT, noun. An oldstyle serif font or typeface (sometimes capitalized "Roman")
ROMAN FONT, noun. A font supporting (often exclusively) Western European languages (often capitalized Roman)
ROMAN HANDS AND RUSSIAN FINGERS, noun. (humorous or euphemistic) A tendency towards unwanted sexual touching.
ROMAN HOLIDAY, noun. A public entertainment characterized by violence, degradation and suffering
ROMAN MILE, noun. An ancient Roman unit of itinerant distance of 1,000 paces (mille passus, hence also "mile" from Latin mille, "1,000"). Indirectly standardized to 5,000 Roman feet by Agrippa in 29 BC. In modern times Agrippa's Imperial Roman mile was empirically estimated to have been around 1,481   meters long (1,620 yards, 4,860 English feet).
ROMAN MILES, noun. Plural of Roman mile
ROMAN NOSE, noun. An aquiline nose.
ROMAN NOSES, noun. Plural of Roman nose
ROMAN NUMERAL, noun. A numeral represented using a Roman system involving the letters I, V, X, L, C, D, and M.
ROMAN NUMERAL, noun. (in the plural) The system using such letters.
ROMAN NUMERALS, noun. Plural of Roman numeral
ROMAN NUMERALS, noun. (uncountable) The system of numerals using Roman numerals.
ROMAN PUNCH, noun. Punch (the drink) frozen and served as an ice
ROMAN QUESTION, proper noun. Alternative letter-case form of Roman Question
ROMAN QUESTION, proper noun. (now historical) The political dispute between the Italian Government and the Roman Catholic church, which lasted from 1861 to 1929, concerning control of Rome.
ROMAN REPUBLIC, proper noun. The period of Ancient Rome where its government operated as a republic
ROMAN REPUBLIC, proper noun. A French puppet state which existed from 1798 to 1799 in what was previously the Papal States.
ROMAN REPUBLIC, proper noun. A polity centred in Rome which existed for a few months in 1849.
ROMAN RING, noun. A configuration of wormholes where for each individual wormhole the time difference across its mouths is such that it may not allow a closed timelike curve.
ROMAN RINGS, noun. Plural of Roman ring
ROMAN RITE, proper noun. The Latin rite used by the Roman Catholic Church
ROMAN SALUTE, noun. A gesture in which the arm is held out straight, with palm down and fingers touching; sometimes associated with modern fascist movements.
ROMAN SHOWER, noun. (slang) A sexual fetish in which one participant vomits on another.
ROMAN SQUARE CAPITALS, noun. The form of writing used in ancient Rome for inscriptions
ROMAN WORMWOOD, noun. A smaller relative of wormwood, Artemisia pontica
ROMAN WORMWOOD, noun. (US) A type of ragweed, Ambrosia artemisiifolia.

Dictionary definition

ROMAN, noun. A resident of modern Rome.
ROMAN, noun. An inhabitant of the ancient Roman Empire.
ROMAN, noun. A typeface used in ancient Roman inscriptions.
ROMAN, adjective. Relating to or characteristic of people of Rome; "Roman virtues"; "his Roman bearing in adversity"; "a Roman nose".
ROMAN, adjective. Of or relating to or derived from Rome (especially ancient Rome); "Roman architecture"; "the old Roman wall".
ROMAN, adjective. Characteristic of the modern type that most directly represents the type used in ancient Roman inscriptions.
ROMAN, adjective. Of or relating to or supporting Romanism; "the Roman Catholic Church".

Wise words

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