Roman - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈroʊmən|
Brit.  |ˈrəʊmən|

noun

- a resident of modern Rome (syn: roman)
- an inhabitant of the ancient Roman Empire (syn: roman)
- a typeface used in ancient Roman inscriptions (syn: roman)

adjective

- relating to or characteristic of people of Rome(syn: roman)
- of or relating to or derived from Rome (especially ancient Rome)(syn: roman, romanic)
- characteristic of the modern type that most directly represents the type used in ancient Roman inscriptions (syn: roman)
- of or relating to or supporting Romanism(syn: papist, papistic, papistical, popish, r.c., roman, romanist, romish)

Examples

The type should be set in roman.

Roman virtues

Roman architecture

He was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest.

What caused the breakup of the Roman Empire?

...historians attempting to pinpoint the Roman Empire's climacteric, that precise moment when it began its long downhill slide...

...ancient Roman prophets would disembowel animals in order to read the future from their entrails...

...the divarication of the various dialects of Latin that occurred with the decline of the Roman Empire...

...the soft, effete society that marked the final years of the Roman empire...

Mercury was the herald of the Roman gods.

...the Holy Roman Empire was an ever-varying agglomerate of central European states that managed to survive for 1,000 years...

...even in Roman times the hot mineral springs of Bath, England, were believed to possess medicinal properties...

The Roman alphabet begins with “A” and ends with “Z.”

...write the answer in Roman numerals...

...Charles inherited the position of potentate of the Holy Roman Empire from his grandfather, as well that of king of Spain from his father....

Word forms

noun
singular: Roman
plural: Romans
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