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romance

  

      n  
1    a love affair, esp. an intense and happy but short-lived affair involving young people  
2    love, esp. romantic love idealized for its purity or beauty  
3    a spirit of or inclination for adventure, excitement, or mystery  
4    a mysterious, exciting, sentimental, or nostalgic quality, esp. one associated with a place  
5    a narrative in verse or prose, written in a vernacular language in the Middle Ages, dealing with strange and exciting adventures of chivalrous heroes  
6    any similar narrative work dealing with events and characters remote from ordinary life  
7    the literary genre represented by works of these kinds  
8    (in Spanish literature) a short narrative poem, usually an epic or historical ballad  
9    a story, novel, film, etc., dealing with love, usually in an idealized or sentimental way  
10    an extravagant, absurd, or fantastic account or explanation  
11    a lyrical song or short instrumental composition having a simple melody  
      vb  
12    intr   to tell, invent, or write extravagant or romantic fictions  
13    intr   to tell extravagant or improbable lies  
14    intr   to have romantic thoughts  
15    intr   (of a couple) to indulge in romantic behaviour  
16    tr   to be romantically involved with  
     (C13: romauns, from Old French romans, ultimately from Latin Romanicus Roman)  
  romancer      n  


Gallo-Romance   , Gallo-Roman  
      n  
1    the vernacular language or group of dialects, of which few records survive, spoken in France between about 600 a.d. and 900 a.d.; the intermediate stage between Vulgar Latin and Old French  
      adj  
2    denoting or relating to this language or the period during which it was spoken  
Romance  
      adj  
1    denoting, relating to, or belonging to the languages derived from Latin, including Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Romanian  
2    denoting a word borrowed from a Romance language  
there are many Romance words in English     
      n  
3    this group of languages; the living languages that belong to the Italic branch of the Indo-European family  
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Romance  
      adj  
1    denoting, relating to, or belonging to the languages derived from Latin, including Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Romanian  
2    denoting a word borrowed from a Romance language  
there are many Romance words in English     
      n  
3    this group of languages; the living languages that belong to the Italic branch of the Indo-European family  


Gallo-Romance   , Gallo-Roman  
      n  
1    the vernacular language or group of dialects, of which few records survive, spoken in France between about 600 a.d. and 900 a.d.; the intermediate stage between Vulgar Latin and Old French  
      adj  
2    denoting or relating to this language or the period during which it was spoken  
romance  
      n  
1    a love affair, esp. an intense and happy but short-lived affair involving young people  
2    love, esp. romantic love idealized for its purity or beauty  
3    a spirit of or inclination for adventure, excitement, or mystery  
4    a mysterious, exciting, sentimental, or nostalgic quality, esp. one associated with a place  
5    a narrative in verse or prose, written in a vernacular language in the Middle Ages, dealing with strange and exciting adventures of chivalrous heroes  
6    any similar narrative work dealing with events and characters remote from ordinary life  
7    the literary genre represented by works of these kinds  
8    (in Spanish literature) a short narrative poem, usually an epic or historical ballad  
9    a story, novel, film, etc., dealing with love, usually in an idealized or sentimental way  
10    an extravagant, absurd, or fantastic account or explanation  
11    a lyrical song or short instrumental composition having a simple melody  
      vb  
12    intr   to tell, invent, or write extravagant or romantic fictions  
13    intr   to tell extravagant or improbable lies  
14    intr   to have romantic thoughts  
15    intr   (of a couple) to indulge in romantic behaviour  
16    tr   to be romantically involved with  
     (C13: romauns, from Old French romans, ultimately from Latin Romanicus Roman)  
  romancer      n  

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romance

  

      n  
1    affair, affaire (du coeur), affair of the heart, amour, attachment, intrigue, liaison, love affair, passion, relationship  
2    adventure, charm, colour, excitement, exoticness, fascination, glamour, mystery, nostalgia, sentiment  
3    fairy tale, fantasy, fiction, idyll, legend, love story, melodrama, novel, story, tale, tear-jerker     (informal)  
4    absurdity, exaggeration, fabrication, fairy tale, falsehood, fiction, flight of fancy, invention, lie, tall story     (informal)   trumped-up story  
      vb  
5    be economical with the truth, exaggerate, fantasize, let one's imagination run away with one, lie, make up stories, stretch the truth, tell stories  

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See also:

romancer, roman, romaine, Romanes

bromance n.
blend of "brother" and "romance" used to describe a strong friendship between two males.

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n.
An abbreviation of the word 'relationship.' The word describes fans' approval of fictional or desired romances between characters or pop culture figures.
Example: I totally ship Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber.
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