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roman Idioms & Phrases


eastern roman empire

  • noun a continuation of the Roman Empire in the Middle East after its division in 395
    Byzantine Empire; Byzantium.
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epistle of paul the apostle to the romans

  • noun a New Testament book containing an exposition of the doctrines of Saint Paul; written in AD 58
    Romans; Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans.
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epistle to the romans

  • noun a New Testament book containing an exposition of the doctrines of Saint Paul; written in AD 58
    Romans; Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans.
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graeco-roman

  • adjective satellite of or pertaining to or characteristic of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures
    Hellenic; Graeco-Roman; classical; classic.
    • classical mythology
    • classical
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graeco-roman deity

  • noun a deity of classical mythology
    Graeco-Roman deity.
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greco-roman

  • adjective satellite of or pertaining to or characteristic of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures
    Hellenic; Graeco-Roman; classical; classic.
    • classical mythology
    • classical
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Gre"co-Ro"man adjective
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  1. Having characteristics that are partly Greek and partly Roman; as, Greco-Roman architecture.
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greco-roman architecture

  • noun architecture influenced by the ancient Greeks or Romans
    classical architecture.
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greco-roman deity

  • noun a deity of classical mythology
    Graeco-Roman deity.
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greco-roman wrestling

  • noun a style of wrestling where the wrestlers are forbidden to tackle or trip or use holds below the waist
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holy roman emperor

  • noun sovereign of the Holy Roman Empire
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holy roman emperor frederick ii

  • noun the Holy Roman Emperor who led the Sixth Crusade and crowned himself king of Jerusalem (1194-1250)
    Frederick II.
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holy roman empire

  • noun a political entity in Europe that began with the papal coronation of Otto I as the first emperor in 962 and lasted until 1806 when it was dissolved by Napoleon
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roman a clef

  • noun a novel in which actual persons and events are disguised as fictional characters
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roman alphabet

  • noun the alphabet evolved by the ancient Romans which serves for writing most of the languages of western Europe
    Latin alphabet.
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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 iron.
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roman arch

  • noun a round arch drawn from a single center
    semicircular arch.
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roman architecture

  • noun the architecture of ancient Rome
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Roman balance

  • a form of balance nearly resembling the modern steelyard. See the Note under Balance, n., 1.
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roman basilica

  • noun a Roman building used for public administration
    basilica.
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roman building

  • noun a building constructed by the ancient Romans
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roman calendar

  • noun the lunar calendar in use in ancient Rome; replaced by the Julian calendar in 46 BC
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Roman candle

  • noun a cylindrical firework that projects a series of colored balls of fire
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  • 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.
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Roman Catholic

  • noun a member of the Roman Catholic Church
  • noun the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
    Roman Catholic; Western Church; Roman Catholic Church; Church of Rome.
  • adjective of or relating to or supporting Romanism
    papist; popish; papistic; romish; R.C.; papistical; Roman; Romanist.
    • the Roman Catholic Church
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  • 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.
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roman catholic church

  • noun the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
    Roman Catholic; Western Church; Roman Catholic Church; Church of Rome.
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roman catholic pope

  • noun the head of the Roman Catholic Church
    pontiff; pope; Catholic Pope; Vicar of Christ; Holy Father; Bishop of Rome.
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roman catholicism

  • noun the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church based in Rome
    Romanism; papism.
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Roman cement

  • a cement having the property of hardening under water; a species of hydraulic cement.
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roman church

  • noun the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
    Roman Catholic; Western Church; Roman Catholic Church; Church of Rome.
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roman collar

  • noun a stiff white collar with no opening in the front; a distinctive symbol of the clergy
    dog collar; clerical collar.
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roman coriander

  • noun herb of the Mediterranean region having pungent seeds used like those of caraway
    nutmeg flower; black caraway; Nigella sativa.
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roman deity

  • noun a deity worshipped by the ancient Romans
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roman emperor

  • noun sovereign of the Roman Empire
    Emperor of Rome.
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roman empire

  • noun an empire established by Augustus in 27 BC and divided in AD 395 into the Western Roman Empire and the eastern or Byzantine Empire; at its peak lands in Europe and Africa and Asia were ruled by ancient Rome
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roman fleuve

  • noun a French novel in the form of a long chronicle of a family or other social group
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roman hyacinth

  • noun hyacinth with loosely flowered spikes, several growing from one bulb
    Hyacinthus orientalis albulus.
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roman inquisition

  • noun an inquisition set up in Italy in 1542 to curb the number of Protestants
    Congregation of the Inquisition.
    • it was the Roman Inquisition that put Galileo on trial
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roman jakobson

  • noun United States linguist (born in Russia) noted for his description of the universals of phonology (1896-1982)
    Roman Jakobson; Jakobson.
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Roman law

  • noun the legal code of ancient Rome; codified under Justinian; the basis for many modern systems of civil law
    Justinian code; jus civile; civil law.
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  • . See under Law.
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roman legion

  • noun a division of from 3000 to 6000 men (including cavalry) in the Roman army
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roman letters

  • noun a typeface used in ancient Roman inscriptions
    roman print; roman; roman letters.
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roman mile

  • noun an ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards
    mile.
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roman mythology

  • noun the mythology of the ancient Romans
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roman nettle

  • noun annual European nettle with stinging foliage and small clusters of green flowers
    Urtica pipulifera.
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Roman nose

  • noun a nose with a prominent slightly aquiline bridge
    hooknose.
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  • a nose somewhat aquiline.
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roman numeral

  • noun a symbol in the old Roman notation; I,V,X,L,C,D,M represent 1,5,10,50,100,500,1000 respectively in Arabic notation
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Roman ocher

  • a deep, rich orange color, transparent and durable, used by artists. Ure.
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Roman order

  • (Arch.), the composite order. See Composite, a., 2.
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roman osipovich jakobson

  • noun United States linguist (born in Russia) noted for his description of the universals of phonology (1896-1982)
    Roman Jakobson; Jakobson.
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roman pace

  • noun an ancient Roman unit of length (4.85 English feet) measured as the distance from the heel of one foot to the heel of the same foot when next it touches the ground
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roman print

  • noun a typeface used in ancient Roman inscriptions
    roman print; roman; roman letters.
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roman republic

  • noun the ancient Roman state from 509 BC until Augustus assumed power in 27 BC; was governed by an elected Senate but dissatisfaction with the Senate led to civil wars that culminated in a brief dictatorship by Julius Caesar
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roman times

  • noun the time period during which Rome dominated Europe
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roman type

  • noun a typeface used in ancient Roman inscriptions
    roman print; roman; roman letters.
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roman wormwood

  • noun European wormwood; minor source of absinthe
    Artemis pontica.
  • noun glaucous herb of northeastern United States and Canada having loose racemes of yellow-tipped pink flowers; sometimes placed in genus Fumaria
    Fumaria sempervirens; Corydalis sempervirens; rock harlequin.
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western roman empire

  • noun the western part after the Roman Empire was divided in 395; it lasted only until 476
    Western Empire.
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