Associations to the word «Romance»

Wiktionary

ROMANCE, noun. A story relating to chivalry; a story involving knights, heroes, adventures, quests, etc.
ROMANCE, noun. An intimate relationship between two people; a love affair.
ROMANCE, noun. A strong obsession or attachment for something or someone.
ROMANCE, noun. Idealized love which is pure or beautiful.
ROMANCE, noun. A mysterious, exciting, or fascinating quality.
ROMANCE, noun. A story or novel dealing with idealized love.
ROMANCE, noun. An embellished account of something; an idealized lie.
ROMANCE, noun. An adventure, or series of extraordinary events, resembling those narrated in romances.
ROMANCE, noun. A dreamy, imaginative habit of mind; a disposition to ignore what is real.
ROMANCE, noun. (music) A romanza, or sentimental ballad.
ROMANCE, verb. Woo; court.
ROMANCE, verb. (intransitive) To write or tell romantic stories, poetry, letters, etc.
ROMANCE, noun. The group of languages and cultures which are derived from Vulgar Latin.
ROMANCE, adjective. Of or dealing with languages or cultures derived from Roman influence and Latin: Italian, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Catalan, Occitan, Corsican, etc.
ROMANCE LANGUAGE, noun. Any language descended from Vulgar Latin
ROMANCE LANGUAGES, noun. Plural of Romance language

Dictionary definition

ROMANCE, noun. A relationship between two lovers.
ROMANCE, noun. An exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure).
ROMANCE, noun. The group of languages derived from Latin.
ROMANCE, noun. A story dealing with love.
ROMANCE, noun. A novel dealing with idealized events remote from everyday life.
ROMANCE, verb. Make amorous advances towards; "John is courting Mary".
ROMANCE, verb. Have a love affair with.
ROMANCE, verb. Talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women".
ROMANCE, verb. Tell romantic or exaggerated lies; "This author romanced his trip to an exotic country".
ROMANCE, adjective. Relating to languages derived from Latin; "Romance languages".

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