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ROMANCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Romance mean? 

ROMANCE (noun)
  The noun ROMANCE has 5 senses:

1. a relationship between two lovers
2. an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)
3. the group of languages derived from Latin
4. a story dealing with love
5. a novel dealing with idealized events remote from everyday life

  Familiarity information: ROMANCE used as a noun is common.


ROMANCE (adjective)
  The adjective ROMANCE has 1 sense:

1. relating to languages derived from Latin

  Familiarity information: ROMANCE used as an adjective is very rare.


ROMANCE (verb)
  The verb ROMANCE has 4 senses:

1. make amorous advances towards
2. have a love affair with
3. talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions
4. tell romantic or exaggerated lies

  Familiarity information: ROMANCE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ROMANCE (noun)


Sense 1romance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A relationship between two lovers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

love affair; romance

Hypernyms ("romance" is a kind of...):

relationship (a state of connectedness between people (especially an emotional connection))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "romance"):

intrigue (a clandestine love affair)


Sense 2romance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

romance; romanticism

Hypernyms ("romance" is a kind of...):

quality (an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "romance"):

stardust (a dreamy romantic or sentimental quality)


Sense 3Romance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The group of languages derived from Latin

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

Latinian language; Romance language; Romance

Hypernyms ("Romance" is a kind of...):

Latin (any dialect of the language of ancient Rome)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "Romance"):

Romanian; Rumanian (an eastern Romance language spoken in Romania)

Rhaeto-Romance; Rhaeto-Romanic (Romance dialects spoken in parts of southeastern Switzerland and northern Italy and the Tyrol)

Catalan (the Romance language spoken in Catalonia in eastern Spain (related to Spanish and Occitan))

Spanish (the Romance language spoken in most of Spain and the countries colonized by Spain)

Galician (a language spoken in Galicia in northwestern Spain; it is between Portuguese and Spanish but closer to Portuguese; sometimes considered a Portuguese or Spanish dialect)

Portuguese (the Romance language spoken in Portugal and Brazil)

French (the Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France)

Italian (the Romance language spoken in Italy)

Haitian Creole (a creole language spoken by most Haitians; based on French and various African languages)


Sense 4romance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A story dealing with love

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

love story; romance

Hypernyms ("romance" is a kind of...):

story (a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events)


Sense 5romance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A novel dealing with idealized events remote from everyday life

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("romance" is a kind of...):

novel (a extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "romance"):

Gothic romance (a romance that deals with desolate and mysterious and grotesque events)

bodice ripper (a romantic novel containing scenes in which the heroine is sexually violated)


ROMANCE (adjective)


Sense 1Romance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to languages derived from Latin

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

Romance; Latin

Context example:

Romance languages

Pertainym:

Romance (the group of languages derived from Latin)


ROMANCE (verb)


Sense 1romance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make amorous advances towards

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

court; romance; solicit; woo

Context example:

John is courting Mary

Hypernyms (to "romance" is one way to...):

act; move (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "romance"):

chase; chase after (pursue someone sexually or romantically)

display (attract attention by displaying some body part or posing; of animals)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

Sam cannot romance Sue


Sense 2romance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have a love affair with

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Hypernyms (to "romance" is one way to...):

love (be enamored or in love with)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

Sam cannot romance Sue


Sense 3romance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

flirt; coquette; coquet; chat up; mash; philander; dally; butterfly; romance

Context examples:

The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries / My husband never flirts with other women

Hypernyms (to "romance" is one way to...):

speak; talk (exchange thoughts; talk with)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "romance"):

wanton (engage in amorous play)

vamp (act seductively with (someone))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 4romance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Tell romantic or exaggerated lies

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

This author romanced his trip to an exotic country

Hypernyms (to "romance" is one way to...):

lie (tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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