Definition of roman :
1. A native, or permanent resident, of Rome; a citizen of Rome, or one upon whom certain rights and privileges of a citizen were conferred.
2. Expressed in letters, not in figures, as I., IV., i., iv., etc.; - said of numerals, as distinguished from the Arabic numerals, 1, 4, etc.
3. Of or pertaining to Rome, or the people; like or characteristic of Rome, the people, or things done by Romans; as, fortitude; a aqueduct; art.
4. Of or pertaining to the Catholic religion; professing that religion.
5. Of or pertaining to the Church of Rome and its doctrines and ceremonies; pertaining to popery; popish; - used disparagingly.
6. type, letters, or print, collectively; - in distinction from Italics.
7. Upright; erect; - said of the letters or kind of type ordinarily used, as distinguished from Italic characters.
- I could not have been on better terms with my charming Roman; for, although I had received but a rapid proof of her regard, it had been such a true one- such a tender one! - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
- Never one word of answer, never a gleam of attention did he win from the Roman. - "Little Novels of Italy Madonna Of The Peach-Tree, Ippolita In The Hills, The Duchess Of Nona, Messer Cino And The Live Coal, The Judgment Of Borso", Maurice Henry Hewlett.
- Having crossed into French territory, he was much interested on coming upon a great gathering of people who were assembled to hear some itinerant mission preachers, Roman Catholic clergymen. - "Fletcher of Madeley", Frederic W. Macdonald.