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English adjective: Romance

1. Romance relating to languages derived from Latin

SamplesRomance languages.


English noun: romance

1. romance (state) a relationship between two lovers

Synonymslove affair

Broader (hypernym)relationship

Narrower (hyponym)intrigue

2. romance (attribute) an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)


Broader (hypernym)quality

Narrower (hyponym)stardust

3. Romance (communication) the group of languages derived from Latin

SynonymsLatinian language, Romance language

Broader (hypernym)Latin

Narrower (hyponym)Catalan, French, Galician, Haitian Creole, Italian, Portuguese, Rhaeto-Romance, Rhaeto-Romanic, Romanian, Rumanian, Spanish

4. romance (communication) a story dealing with love

Synonymslove story

Broader (hypernym)story

5. romance (communication) a novel dealing with idealized events remote from everyday life

Broader (hypernym)novel

Narrower (hyponym)bodice ripper, Gothic romance

English verb: romance

1. romance (social) make amorous advances towards

SamplesJohn is courting Mary.

ExamplesSam cannot romance Sue

Synonymscourt, solicit, woo

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)act, move

Narrower (hyponym)chase, chase after, display

2. romance (emotion) have a love affair with

ExamplesSam cannot romance Sue

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)love

3. romance (communication) talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

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

Synonymsbutterfly, chat up, coquet, coquette, dally, flirt, mash, philander

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)speak, talk

Narrower (hyponym)vamp, wanton

4. romance (communication) tell romantic or exaggerated lies

SamplesThis author romanced his trip to an exotic country.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)lie

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