Romanesque style(Arch.), that which grew up from the attempts of barbarous people to copy Roman architecture and apply it to their own purposes. This term is loosely applied to all the styles of Western Europe, from the fall of the Western Roman Empire to the appearance of Gothic architecture.

(Ro`man*esque"), n. Romanesque style.

(Ro*man"ic) a. [L. Romanicus. See Romance, n.]

1. Of or pertaining to Rome or its people.

2. Of or pertaining to any or all of the various languages which, during the Middle Ages, sprung out of the old Roman, or popular form of Latin, as the Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Provencal, etc.

3. Related to the Roman people by descent; — said especially of races and nations speaking any of the Romanic tongues.

Romanic spelling, spelling by means of the letters of the Roman alphabet, as in English; — contrasted with phonetic spelling.

(Ro"man*ish) a. Pertaining to Romanism.

(Ro"man*ism) n. The tenets of the Church of Rome; the Roman Catholic religion.

(Ro"man*ist), n. One who adheres to Romanism.

(Ro"man*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Romanized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Romanizing ]

1. To Latinize; to fill with Latin words or idioms. [R.] Dryden.

2. To convert to the Roman Catholic religion.

(Ro"man*ize), v. i.

1. To use Latin words and idioms. "Apishly Romanizing." Milton.

2. To conform to Roman Catholic opinions, customs, or modes of speech.

(Ro"man*i`zer) n. One who Romanizes.

(Ro*mansch") n. [Grisons rumansch, rumonsch, romonsch. See Romance.] The language of the Grisons in Switzerland, a corruption of the Latin. [Written also Romansch, and Rumonsch.]

(Ro*mant") n. A romaunt. [Obs.]

Romancer to Rook

(Ro*man"cer) n. One who romances.

(Ro*man"cist) n. A romancer. [R.]

(Ro*man"cy) a. Romantic. [R.]

(Ro`man*esque") a. [F. romanesque; cf. It. romanesco.]

1. (Arch.) Somewhat resembling the Roman; — applied sometimes to the debased style of the later Roman empire, but esp. to the more developed architecture prevailing from the 8th century to the 12th.

2. Of or pertaining to romance or fable; fanciful.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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