- The definition of Roman is relating to Rome or the Roman Catholic church.
An example of Roman used as an adjective is in the phrase "Roman art," which means art from Rome.
- Roman is defined as a person from Rome, a member of the Roman Catholic Church, the language spoken in Rome, or a narrative poem or novel in medieval French writings.
- An example of a Roman is a person born in Rome.
- An example of a roman is a narrative poem about a love affair between two people.
- of, characteristic of, or derived from ancient or modern Rome or its people or culture
- of the Roman Catholic Church
- designating or of the upright style of printing types most common in modern use; not italic
Origin of Roman; from Middle English and amp; L: Middle English Romain ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin Romanus ; from Roma, Rome
- a person born or living in Rome, or a citizen of Rome
- Rare the Italian spoken in Rome
- roman type or characters
- Informal a Roman Catholic: a mildly offensive term
- A narrative poem or a prose tale in medieval French literature.
- A novel.
Origin of romanFrench, from Old French romans, romance; see romance.
- a. Of or relating to ancient or modern Rome or its people or culture.b. Of or relating to the Roman Empire.
- a. Of, relating to, or composed in the Latin language.b. Of or using the Latin alphabet.
- Of or relating to the Roman Catholic Church.
- Of or being an architectural style developed by the ancient Romans and characterized by the round arch as chief structural element, the vault, concrete masonry construction, and classical ornamentation.
- roman Of or being a typestyle characterized by upright letters having serifs and vertical lines thicker than horizontal lines.
- A native, inhabitant, or citizen of ancient or modern Rome.
- The Italian language as spoken in Rome.
- One belonging to the Roman Catholic Church.
- roman Roman print or typestyle.
- Romans (used with a sing. verb) See Table at Bible.
Origin of RomanMiddle English, from Old English Rōmān or from Old French romain, both from Latin Rōmānus, from Rōma, Rome.
(comparative more Roman, superlative most Roman)
- A male given name recently borrowed from continental Europe.
Variant of roman