Definition of Roman noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    Roman

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈrəʊmən//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈroʊmən//
     
     
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  1. 1[countable] a member of the ancient Roman republic or empire
  2. 2[countable] a person from the modern city of Rome
  3. 3roman [uncountable] the ordinary style of printing that uses small letters that do not lean forward compare italics
  4. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French Romain, from Latin Romanus, from Roma ‘Rome’.Idioms
    when in Rome (do as the Romans do)
     
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    (saying) used to say that when you are in a foreign country, or a situation you are not familiar with, you should behave in the way that the people around you behave
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Roman