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Roman

adjective uk   /ˈrəʊ.mən/ us    /ˈroʊ-/
relating to the city of Rome and its empire in ancient times relating to the modern city of Rome

Roman

noun [C] uk   /ˈrəʊ.mən/ us    /ˈroʊ-/
a person who lived in Rome or the Roman Empire in ancient times: The Romans ruled over most of Europe. a person who lives in the modern city of Rome
Translations of “Roman”
in Spanish romano…
in French romain…
in German römisch…
in Chinese (Traditional) (印刷常用的)羅馬體的,正體的…
in Russian римлянин…
in Turkish Romalı…
in Chinese (Simplified) (印刷常用的)罗马体的,正体的…
in Polish Rzymia-nin/nka…
(Definition of Roman adjective, noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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