verb (used without object), ro·manced, ro·manc·ing.
verb (used with object), ro·manced, ro·manc·ing.
- to court or woo romantically; treat with ardor or chivalrousness: He's currently romancing a very attractive widow.
- to court the favor of or make overtures to; play up to: They need to romance the local business community if they expect to do business here.
Words nearby romance
Origin of romance1
OTHER WORDS FROM romancero·manc·er, noun
Examples from the Web for romancer
Accurate biographies record narratives which no romancer's imagination could hope to rival.Honoré de Balzac|Albert Keim and Louis Lumet
From his earliest years he was a teller of stories, and had a high reputation among his boy friends as a romancer.Children's Stories in American Literature, 1660-1860|Henrietta Christian Wright
Lovers of literature must always regret, however, that the great Hungarian romancer has been so prodigal of his rare gifts.Eyes Like the Sea|Mr Jkai
He was so much of a romancer that his own statements at the time, which were carefully collected by Howe, are contradictory.The Story of the Mormons|William Alexander Linn
With his temperament it was perhaps but natural that Dumas should have become a romancer.Dumas' Paris|Francis Miltoun
British Dictionary definitions for romancer (1 of 2)
noun (rəˈmæns, ˈrəʊmæns)
Derived forms of romanceromancer, noun
Word Origin for romance
British Dictionary definitions for romancer (2 of 2)
Culture definitions for romancer
In traditional literary terms, a narration of the extraordinary exploits of heroes, often in exotic or mysterious settings. Most of the stories of King Arthur (see also Arthur) and his knights are romances.
The term romance has also been used for stories of mysterious adventures, not necessarily of heroes. Like the heroic kind of romance, however, these adventure romances usually are set in distant places. William Shakespeare's play The Tempest is this kind of romance.
Today, a novel concerned mainly with love is often called a romance. Romances are frequently published in paperback series.