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Roman British & World English

Relating to ancient Rome or its empire or people

roman British & World English

A red or pink South African sea bream

camomile British & World English

An aromatic European plant of the daisy family, with white and yellow daisy-like flowers

roman in Roman British & World English

(Of type) of a plain upright kind used in ordinary print, especially as distinguished from italic and Gothic

pre-Roman British & World English

Relating to a period before the rise or dominance of ancient Rome, or before the conquest of a particular region by the ancient Romans

Roman law British & World English

The law code of the ancient Romans forming the basis of civil law in many countries today

Roman baths British & World English

A building containing a complex of rooms designed for bathing, relaxing, and socializing, as used in ancient Rome

Roman blind British & World English

A window blind made of fabric that draws up into pleats

Roman nose British & World English

A nose with a high bridge

Roman road British & World English

A road built by the ancient Romans, typically paved and following a predominantly straight route

Roman snail British & World English

another term for edible snail.

Graeco-Roman British & World English

Relating to the ancient Greeks and Romans

nouveau roman British & World English

A style of avant-garde French novel that came to prominence in the 1950s. It rejected the plot, characters, and omniscient narrator central to the traditional novel in an attempt to reflect more faithfully the sometimes random nature of experience

Roman Britain British & World English

Britain during the period ad 43-410, when most of Britain was part of the Roman Empire

Roman candle British & World English

A firework giving off a series of flaming coloured balls and sparks

Roman Empire British & World English

The empire established by Augustus in 27 bc and divided by Theodosius in ad 395 into the Western or Latin and Eastern or Greek Empire

roman-fleuve British & World English

A novel featuring the leisurely description of the lives of closely related people

Roman holiday British & World English

An occasion on which enjoyment or profit is derived from others' suffering or discomfort

Roman numeral British & World English

Any of the letters representing numbers in the Roman numerical system: I = 1, V = 5, X = 10, L = 50, C = 100, D = 500, M = 1,000. In this system a letter placed after another of greater value adds (thus XVI or xvi is 16), whereas a letter placed before another of greater value subtracts (thus XC is 90)

Polanski, Roman British & World English

(B.1933), French film director, of Polish descent. His second wife, the actress Sharon Tate (1943–69), was one of the victims of a multiple murder by followers of the cult leader Charles Manson. Notable films: Rosemary’s Baby (1968), Chinatown (1974) and The Pianist (2002), for which he won an Oscar

roman-à-clef British & World English

A novel in which real people or events appear with invented names

Roman Catholic British & World English

Relating to the Roman Catholic Church

Roman Republic British & World English

The ancient Roman state from the expulsion of the Etruscan monarchs in 509 bc (see Tarquinius) until the assumption of power by Augustus (Octavian) in 27 bc

Jakobson, Roman British & World English

(1896–1982), Russian-born American linguist; full name Roman Osipovich Jakobson. His most influential work described universals in phonology

Roman de la rose British & World English

An extremely influential French poem of the 13th century, an allegorical romance embodying the aristocratic ethic of courtly love. It was composed by two different authors some forty years apart

Holy Roman Empire British & World English

The empire set up in western Europe following the coronation of Charlemagne as emperor in the year 800. It was created by the medieval papacy in an attempt to unite Christendom under one rule. At times the territory of the empire was extensive and included Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and parts of Italy and the Netherlands

Roman Catholic Church British & World English

The part of the Christian Church which acknowledges the Pope as its head, especially as it has developed since the Reformation

roman fish in roman British & World English

A red or pink South African sea bream

Greco-Roman in Graeco-Roman British & World English

Relating to the ancient Greeks and Romans

Roman Osipovich Jakobson in Jakobson, Roman British & World English

(1896–1982), Russian-born American linguist; full name Roman Osipovich Jakobson. His most influential work described universals in phonology

Roman English-Spanish

romano

Roman Catholicism English-Spanish

catolicismo m

Holy Roman Empire English-Spanish

the Holy Roman Empire


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