see also: Roman
Pronunciation Adjective

roman (not comparable)

  1. (of type, typography) upright, as opposed to italic
    Antonyms: italic, italicised, italicized, oblique, slanted, sloped
  2. (of text, computing) of or related to the Latin alphabet

roman (uncountable)

  1. (typography) One of the main three types used for the Latin alphabet (the others being italics and blackletter), in which the ascenders are mostly straight.

  • (British) IPA: /ˈɹəʊm.ən/
  • (America) enPR: rōmən, IPA: /ˈɹoʊmən/


  1. Of or from Rome.
  2. Of or from the Roman Empire
  3. (of type or text) supporting or using a Western European character set.
  4. (typography) a font which is upright, as opposed to oblique or italic. See roman font.
  5. Of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church or the Holy See.
  6. (architecture) Of a style characterised by the size and boldness of its round arches and vaults, and having baths, aqueducts, basilicas, amphitheatres, etc.
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  • Portuguese: corpo redondo
Translations Noun

roman (plural romans)

  1. A native or resident of Rome.
  2. (historical) A native or resident of the Roman Empire.
  3. (law, colloquial) Used to distinguish a Roman numeral from an Arabic numeral in oral discourse.
    You will find the term defined at the end of Roman one.
  4. (uncountable) The Roman script.
  5. (printing, countable) A single letter or character in Roman type.
  6. (dated) A Roman Catholic.
Translations Translations Translations Proper noun
  1. A male given name recently borrowed from continental Europe.
  2. Surname

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