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Definitions of romance

  1. To forge and tell fictitious stories. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To write or tell romances; to indulge in extravagant stories. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To invent and tell fanciful or extravagant stories; to indulge in dreamy imaginings. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To write or tell romances: to talk extravagantly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To compose a romance; talk extravagantly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To tell fanciful stories. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. tell romantic or exaggerated lies; "This author romanced his trip to an exotic country" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To lie; to deal in extravagant stories. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. a relationship between two lovers Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a story dealing with love Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a novel dealing with idealized events remote from everyday life Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. A species of fictitious writing, originally composed in meter in the Romance dialects, and afterward in prose, such as the tales of the court of Arthur, and of Amadis of Gaul; hence, any fictitious and wonderful tale; a sort of novel, especially one which treats of surprising adventures usually befalling a hero or a heroine; a tale of extravagant adventures, of love, and the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. An adventure, or series of extraordinary events, resembling those narrated in romances; as, his courtship, or his life, was a romance. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A dreamy, imaginative habit of mind; a disposition to ignore what is real; as, a girl full of romance. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. The languages, or rather the several dialects, which were originally forms of popular or vulgar Latin, and have now developed into Italian. Spanish, French, etc. (called the Romanic languages). Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A short lyric tale set to music; a song or short instrumental piece in ballad style; a romanza. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A prose or poetical tale of adventure, chivalry; etc.; a form of prose fiction full of imagination and adventure; a series of acts or happenings that are strange and charming; a disposition to ignore what is real and to delight in what is fanciful or mysterious; as, a soul full of romance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. Romancer. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. The dialects in S. Europe which sprung from a corruption of the Roman or Latin language: a tale written in these dialects: any fictitious and wonderful tale: a fictitious narrative in prose or verse which passes beyond the limits of real life. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. Belonging to the languages of Latin origin. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. Lauguage sprung from the Latin; fictitious and wonderful tale. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. A fictitious and wonderful tale, as of chivalry. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. A fabulous relation or story of wonderful adventures, usually connected with war or love; a fiction full of extravagant fancies and situations; a fiction; a falsehood; dialects sprung from Latin spoken in the districts of S. Europe that had been provinces of Rome. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. A name applied to those languages of southern Europe which grew out of the literary Latin of Rome, and the ordinary spoken dialects of anc. Italy, in the different provinces of Roman Europe, and which became the popular languages; in Sp., the term came to signify a ballad; in Eng., first applied to translations from the French, and subsequently a story of fiction, a sense the word had acquired in French; any tale of wild adventure in love or war resembling those of the middle ages. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. Of or pertaining to the language or dialects known as Romance. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. Belonging to the dialects called Romance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. Pertaining to the languages, as Italian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese, descended from the ancient popular Latin. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. Belonging to these dialects. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. Sprung from the literary Latin and the dialects of anc. Italy. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for romance

  1. Oh, the old time's divine and fresh romance – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  2. How very fascinating in some respects, how full of all the charm of romance and how confoundly difficult to see one's way through! – Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) by Charles Lever
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