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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Roman  \Ro"man\,  a.  [L.  Romanus  fr  Roma  Rome:  cf  F.  romain. 
  Cf  {Romaic},  {Romance},  {Romantic}.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  Rome,  or  the  Roman  people;  like  or 
  characteristic  of  Rome,  the  Roman  people,  or  things  done 
  by  Romans;  as  Roman  fortitude;  a  Roman  aqueduct;  Roman 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  Roman  Catholic  religion; 
  professing  that  religion. 
  3.  (Print.) 
  a  Upright;  erect;  --  said  of  the  letters  or  kind  of  type 
  ordinarily  used  as  distinguished  from  Italic 
  b  Expressed  in  letters,  not  in  figures,  as  I.,  IV.,  i., 
  iv.,  etc.;  --  said  of  numerals,  as  distinguished  from 
  the  Arabic  numerals,  1,  4,  etc 
  {Roman  alum}  (Chem.),  a  cubical  potassium  alum  formerly 
  obtained  in  large  quantities  from  Italian  alunite,  and 
  highly  valued  by  dyers  on  account  of  its  freedom  from 
  {Roman  balance},  a  form  of  balance  nearly  resembling  the 
  modern  steelyard.  See  the  Note  under  {Balance},  n.,  1. 
  {Roman  candle},  a  kind  of  firework  (generally  held  in  the 
  hand),  characterized  by  the  continued  emission  of  shower 
  of  sparks,  and  the  ejection,  at  intervals,  of  brilliant 
  balls  or  stars  of  fire  which  are  thrown  upward  as  they 
  become  ignited. 
  {Roman  Catholic},  of  pertaining  to  or  the  religion  of  that 
  church  of  which  the  pope  is  the  spiritual  head;  as  a 
  Roman  Catholic  priest;  the  Roman  Catholic  Church. 
  {Roman  cement},  a  cement  having  the  property  of  hardening 
  under  water;  a  species  of  hydraulic  cement. 
  {Roman  law}.  See  under  {Law}. 
  {Roman  nose},  a  nose  somewhat  aquiline. 
  {Roman  ocher},  a  deep,  rich  orange  color,  transparent  and 
  durable,  used  by  artists.  --Ure. 
  {Roman  order}  (Arch.),  the  composite  order  See  {Composite}, 
  a.,  2. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Roman  \Ro"man\,  n. 
  1.  A  native,  or  permanent  resident,  of  Rome;  a  citizen  of 
  Rome,  or  one  upon  whom  certain  rights  and  privileges  of  a 
  Roman  citizen  were  conferred. 
  2.  Roman  type  letters,  or  print,  collectively;  --  in 
  distinction  from  Italics. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Composite  \Com*pos"ite\  (?;  277),  a.  [L.  compositus  made  up  of 
  parts  p.  p.  of  componere  See  {Compound},  v.  t.,  and  cf 
  1.  Made  up  of  distinct  parts  or  elements;  compounded;  as  a 
  composite  language. 
  Happiness,  like  air  and  water  .  .  .  is  composite. 
  2.  (Arch.)  Belonging  to  a  certain  order  which  is  composed  of 
  the  Ionic  order  grafted  upon  the  Corinthian.  It  is  called 
  also  the  {Roman}  or  the  {Italic}  order  and  is  one  of  the 
  five  orders  recognized  by  the  Italian  writers  of  the 
  sixteenth  century.  See  {Capital}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  people  of  Rome;  "Roman 
  virtues";  "his  Roman  bearing  in  adversity";  "a  Roman 
  nose"  [syn:  {Roman}] 
  2:  of  or  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  Rome  (especially 
  ancient  Rome);  "Roman  architecture";  "the  old  Roman  wall" 
  [syn:  {Roman}] 
  3:  of  or  relating  to  or  supporting  Romanism;  "the  Roman 
  Catholic  Church"  [syn:  {Roman},  {r.c.},  {Romanist},  {romish}, 
  {Roman  Catholic},  {popish},  {papist},  {papistic},  {papistical}] 
  n  1:  a  resident  of  modern  Rome  [syn:  {Roman}] 
  2:  an  inhabitant  of  the  ancient  Roman  Empire  [syn:  {Roman}] 
  3:  a  typeface  used  in  ancient  Roman  inscriptions  [syn:  {roman 
  type},  {roman  letters},  {roman  print}] 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
  Roman,  strong;  powerful 

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