- Harold (Jacob),1908–1993, U.S. lyricist and composer.
- Italian Roma. a city in and the capital of Italy, in the central part, on the Tiber: ancient capital of the Roman Empire; site of Vatican City, seat of authority of the Roman Catholic Church.
- a city in central New York, E of Oneida Lake.
- a city in NW Georgia.
- the ancient Italian kingdom, republic, and empire whose capital was the city of Rome.
- the Roman Catholic Church.
- Roman Catholicism.
- a republic in S Europe, comprising a peninsula S of the Alps, and Sicily, Sardinia, Elba, and other smaller islands: a kingdom 1870–1946. 116,294 sq. mi. (301,200 sq. km). Capital: Rome.
Examples from the Web for rome
ROME — What does it take for a Hollywood A-lister to get a private audience with Pope Francis?Pope Francis Has the Pleasure of Meeting Angelina Jolie for a Few Seconds
Barbie Latza Nadeau
January 8, 2015
His books include Render unto Rome and a novel about Louisiana politics, Last of the Red Hot Poppas.The Louisiana Racists Who Courted Steve Scalise
January 3, 2015
Then he came to Rome last week with the flowers in his hand.Pope-Shooter Ali Agca’s Very Weird Vatican Visit
Barbie Latza Nadeau
December 29, 2014
In Rome, he writes, the chicken “predicted the outcome of battles.”The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity
December 27, 2014
The pontiff blasts the selfishness, arrogance and detachment of the cardinals in Rome.Pope Francis Denounces the Vatican Elite’s 'Spiritual Alzheimer’s'
Barbie Latza Nadeau
December 23, 2014
Upon this Severus at the request of Galerius marched upon Rome.The Non-Christian Cross
John Denham Parsons
The love of temporal dominion was ruining the Church of Rome.Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II
Charlotte Mary Yonge
"Rome—or death," said Castell; and Inez read what he was afraid of in his eyes.Fair Margaret
H. Rider Haggard
At the return of the sun the feast of the Saturnalia was celebrated at Rome.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
She spoke of the American church in Rome, and asked Hewson if he knew the rector.Questionable Shapes
William Dean Howells
- the capital of Italy, on the River Tiber: includes the independent state of the Vatican City; traditionally founded by Romulus on the Palatine Hill in 753 bc, later spreading to six other hills east of the Tiber; capital of the Roman Empire; a great cultural and artistic centre, esp during the Renaissance. Pop: 2 546 804 (2001)Italian name: Roma
- the Roman Empire
- the Roman Catholic Church or Roman Catholicism
- a republic in S Europe, occupying a peninsula in the Mediterranean between the Tyrrhenian and the Adriatic Seas, with the islands of Sardinia and Sicily to the west: first united under the Romans but became fragmented into numerous political units in the Middle Ages; united kingdom proclaimed in 1861; under the dictatorship of Mussolini (1922–43); became a republic in 1946; a member of the European Union. It is generally mountainous, with the Alps in the north and the Apennines running the length of the peninsula. Official language: Italian. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: euro. Capital: Rome. Pop: 61 482 297 (2013 est) Area: 301 247 sq km (116 312 sq miles)Italian name: Italia
Word Origin and History for rome
capital of Italy; seat of an ancient republic and empire; city of the Papacy, Old English, from Old French Rome, from Latin Roma, a word of uncertain origin. "The original Roma quadrata was the fortified enclosure on the Palatine hill," according to Tucker, who finds "no probability" in derivation from *sreu- "flow," and suggests the name is "most probably" from *urobsma (cf. urbs, robur) and otherwise, "but less likely" from *urosma "hill" (cf. Sanskrit varsman- "height, point," Lithuanian virsus "upper"). Another suggestion [Klein] is that it is from Etruscan (cf. Rumon, former name of Tiber River).
Common in proverbs, e.g. Rome was not buylt in one daye (1540s); for when a man doth to Rome come, he must do as there is done (1590s); All roads alike conduct to Rome (1806).
from Latin Italia, from Greek Italia, perhaps from an alteration of Oscan Viteliu "Italy," but originally only the southwestern point of the peninsula, traditionally from Vitali, name of a tribe that settled in Calabria, whose name is perhaps somehow connected with Latin vitulus "calf," or perhaps the country name is directly from vitulus as "land of cattle," or it might be from an Illyrian word, or an ancient or legendary ruler Italus.
Republic in southern Europe, jutting into the Mediterranean Sea as a boot-shaped peninsula, surrounded on the east, south, and west by arms of the Mediterranean, and bordered to the northwest by France, to the north by Switzerland and Austria, and to the northeast by Yugoslavia. The country includes the large islands of Sicily and Sardinia, as well as many smaller islands, such as Capri. Its capital and largest city is Rome.