noun, plural ro·mans [raw-mahn] /rɔˈmɑ̃/. French.
Origin of Roman
Related Words for romanclassic, humanistic, font, academic, attic, Latin, Hellenic, Doric, Greek, scholastic, Ionic, Grecian, case, boldface, italic, agate, pica, bookish, canonical, Augustan
Examples from the Web for roman
Contemporary Examples of roman
His words apply not only to the Roman Curia at the Vatican but to the entire Church throughout the world.Pope Francis Denounces the Vatican Elite’s 'Spiritual Alzheimer’s'
Barbie Latza Nadeau
December 23, 2014
In a tiny, remote Chinese village, an ancient Roman bloodline may live on.
One green-eyed man, nicknamed “Cai the Roman,” became an instant celebrity due to his decidedly Roman physical characteristics.
The story (and some DNA evidence) goes, the locals are the descendants of a band of Roman soldiers from 36 B.C.
But so far, the lack of proven Roman artifacts or ruins in the town has raised suspicions.
Historical Examples of roman
At any rate, we have ample evidence of the turbulence of the early Roman audience.
To the Roman, the scenic and histrionic were the vital features of a production.
What is to be said about the Roman Catholic view, and what is it called?An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism
I ought, of course, to fling myself into the chasm like that Roman fellow; but, hang it!In the Midst of Alarms
The shells from the French artillery on the Roman Road are crashing into the wood.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
Word Origin for roman
Old English, from Latin Romanus "of Rome, Roman," from Roma "Rome" (see Rome). The adjective is c.1300, from Old French Romain. The Old English adjective was romanisc, which yielded Middle English Romanisshe.
As a type of numeral (usually contrasted to Arabic) it is attested from 1728; as a type of lettering (based on the upright style typical of Roman inscriptions, contrasted to Gothic, or black letter, and italic) it is recorded from 1510s. Roman nose is from 1620s. Roman candle as a type of fireworks is recorded from 1834. Roman Catholic is attested from c.1600, a conciliatory formation from the time of the Spanish Match, replacing Romanist, Romish which by that time had the taint of insult in Protestant England.
"a novel," 1765, from French roman, from Old French romanz (see romance (n.)); roman à clef, novel in which characters represent real persons, literally "novel with a key" (French), first attested in English 1893. And, for those who can't get enough of it, roman policier "a story of police detection" (1928).
see when in Rome do as the Romans do.