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Meaning of ROMAN

Pronunciation:  ro'mâng, 'rowmân

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a typeface used in ancient Roman inscriptions
  2. [n]  a resident of modern Rome
  3. [n]  an inhabitant of the ancient Roman Empire
  4. [adj]  of or relating to or characteristic of Rome (especially ancient Rome); "Roman architecture"; "the old Roman wall"
  5. [adj]  relating to or characteristic of people of Rome; "Roman virtues"; "his Roman bearing in adversity"; "a Roman nose"
  6. [adj]  of or relating to or supporting Romanism; "the Roman Catholic Church"
  7. [adj]  characteristic of the modern type that most directly represents the type used in ancient Roman inscriptions

ROMAN is a 5 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: papist, papistic, papistical, popish, r.c., Roman Catholic, roman letters, roman print, roman type, Romanist, romish
 See Also: Agrippina, Agrippina the Elder, Agrippina the Younger, capital of Italy, Eternal City, European, Italian, Italian capital, palatine, proportional font, Roma, Roman Empire, Rome



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ro"man\, a. [L. Romanus, fr. Roma Rome: cf. F. romain.
    Cf. {Romaic}, {Romance}, {Romantic}.]
    1. Of or pertaining to Rome, or the Roman people; like or
       characteristic of Rome, the Roman people, or things done
       by Romans; as, Roman fortitude; a Roman aqueduct; Roman
    2. Of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic religion;
       professing that religion.
    3. (Print.)
       (a) Upright; erect; -- said of the letters or kind of type
           ordinarily used, as distinguished from Italic
       (b) Expressed in letters, not in figures, as I., IV., i.,
           iv., etc.; -- said of numerals, as distinguished from
           the Arabic numerals, 1, 4, etc.
    {Roman alum} (Chem.), a cubical potassium alum formerly
       obtained in large quantities from Italian alunite, and
       highly valued by dyers on account of its freedom from
    {Roman balance}, a form of balance nearly resembling the
       modern steelyard. See the Note under {Balance}, n., 1.
    {Roman candle}, a kind of firework (generally held in the
       hand), characterized by the continued emission of shower
       of sparks, and the ejection, at intervals, of brilliant
       balls or stars of fire which are thrown upward as they
       become ignited.
    {Roman Catholic}, of, pertaining to, or the religion of that
       church of which the pope is the spiritual head; as, a
       Roman Catholic priest; the Roman Catholic Church.
    {Roman cement}, a cement having the property of hardening
       under water; a species of hydraulic cement.
    {Roman law}. See under {Law}.
    {Roman nose}, a nose somewhat aquiline.
    {Roman ocher}, a deep, rich orange color, transparent and
       durable, used by artists. --Ure.
    {Roman order} (Arch.), the composite order. See {Composite},
       a., 2.
  2. \Ro"man\, n.
    1. A native, or permanent resident, of Rome; a citizen of
       Rome, or one upon whom certain rights and privileges of a
       Roman citizen were conferred.
    2. Roman type, letters, or print, collectively; -- in
       distinction from Italics.
 Definition:  strong; powerful