Definition of Rome in English:


Syllabification: Rome
Pronunciation: /rōm
1The capital of Italy, situated in the west central part of the country, on the Tiber River, about 16 miles (25 km) inland; population 2,724,347 (2008). According to tradition, the ancient city was founded by Romulus (after whom it is named) in 753 bc on the Palatine Hill; as it grew it spread to the other six hills of Rome (Aventine, Caelian, Capitoline, Esquiline, and Quirinal). Rome was made capital of a unified Italy in 1871. Italian name Roma.
1.1Used allusively to refer to the Roman Catholic Church.
2An industrial city in northwestern Georgia, on the Coosa River; population 36,041 (est. 2008).
3An industrial city in central New York, on the Mohawk River; population 33,673 (est. 2008).


all roads lead to Rome

proverb There are many different ways of reaching the same goal or conclusion.
More example sentences
  • Just as all roads lead to Rome, I decided to join the largest throng.
  • Ants have a road network like the Romans; all roads lead to Rome.
  • As all roads lead to Rome so will all questions will lead back to those technical documents that he hasn't read.

Rome was not built in a day

proverb A complex task is bound to take a long time and should not be rushed.
More example sentences
  • As one analyst concluded, ‘We should recall that Rome was not built in a day, and note in the context of the Gulf monarchies that reform from above is still a far preferable route to change than revolution from below.’
  • They ought to be aware that Rome was not built in a day and realise that what they failed to achieve in the ended negotiations can always be addressed in the next round scheduled to begin as early as May.
  • He added: ‘We are as aware as anyone of those areas that have not reached their targets but Rome was not built in a day.’

when in Rome (do as the Romans do)

proverb When abroad or in an unfamiliar environment you should adopt the customs or behavior of those around you.
More example sentences
  • In Ireland 1am is not a time when one would take to the water but it was a case of when in Rome, do as the Roman's do, and so many of the group had a sample dip in the warm Atlantic, before heading home to their host families.
  • ‘I am a loyal Russian citizen… but when in Rome, do what the Romans do,’ she said.
  • I certainly believe when in Rome should apply when they come to live here.

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