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roman-fleuve stream-novel (French); a long novel, often in several volumes, that follows the story of a family, group, or the like over several generations.
Romania a Balkan country between Hungary and the Black Sea.
Romanian a native or citizen of Romania, or a descendant thereof. [3 definitions]
Romanic of or derived from the Romans. [3 definitions]
Romanist a specialist in Roman law, culture, institutions, or antiquities.
Romanize to make into a Roman Catholic; convert. [4 definitions]
Roman law the ancient Roman legal system that serves as a basis for many modern ones.
Roman nose a nose with a high, prominent bridge.
Roman numeral any of the letters I, V, X, L, C, D, or M, used in the Roman system of notation, in which a letter followed by one of equal or lesser value indicates addition of the two, a letter followed by one of greater value indicates that the first is to be subtracted from the second, and a bar over a letter multiplies it by 1,000.
Romano (sometimes l.c.) a hard, sharp Italian cheese used esp. in grated form.
Romans a book of the New Testament, consisting of a letter written by the apostle Paul to the Christians of Rome.
romantic of, pertaining to, or characterized by romance. [8 definitions]
romanticism (usu. cap.) a European artistic and intellectual movement of the early nineteenth century, characterized by an emphasis on individual freedom from social conventions or political restraints, on human imagination, and on nature, usu. in an idealized form. (Cf. classicism.) [2 definitions]
romanticize to give a romantic character or interpretation to. [2 definitions]
Romantic Movement an artistic and intellectual movement, arising in Europe in the late eighteenth century in rebellion against classicism, in which freedom and creativity, individual feeling, mood, mystery, and regard for untamed nature were stressed.
Romany a Gypsy or Gypsies collectively. [3 definitions]
Rome the capital of Italy. [2 definitions]
Romeo in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, a youth whose love for Juliet, a girl from an enemy family, ends in both their deaths. [2 definitions]
Romeo and Juliet a tragic play about ill-fated young lovers, written by William Shakespeare.
romp to move or play in a carefree and lively or boisterous manner. [4 definitions]
rompers a one-piece playsuit with short bloomers worn esp. by young children.