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Roman of, pertaining to, or characteristic of modern or ancient Rome or its people, culture, or the like. [7 definitions]
roman (French) a medieval French metrical narrative developed from ancient epic poems. [2 definitions]
roman clef novel with a key (French); a fictionalized account of actual people and events.
Roman alphabet see "Latin alphabet."
Roman arch a semicircular arch.
Roman calendar the lunar calendar used in ancient Rome prior to the adoption of the Julian calendar.
Roman candle a large tubular firework that emits sparks and balls of fire.
Roman Catholic of or relating to the Roman Catholic Church. [2 definitions]
Roman Catholic Church a Christian church organized into a hierarchy of bishops and priests that is headed by the pope, or Bishop of Rome; Latin Church.
romance a love affair, or a depiction of one in a novel, story, or film. [7 definitions]
Romance language one of the modern languages that come from Latin. Italian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese are Romance languages.
Roman Curia the administrative, judicial, and executive offices of the papal see that compose the government of the Roman Catholic Church. [2 definitions]
Roman Empire the territories ruled by ancient Rome, extending from Britain to North Africa and Asia Minor. [2 definitions]
Romanesque of, describing, or pertaining to a European style of architecture of the eleventh and twelfth centuries that is characterized by heavy walls, groin vaults, and round arches. [2 definitions]
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 European 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.