(Ro"me*ine Ro"me*ite) n. [F. roméine. So calledafter the French mineralogist Romé L'Isle.]
(Min.) A mineral of a hyacinth or honey-yellow color, occuring in square octahedrons. It is an antimonate
(Rome"kin) n. [CF. Rummer.] A drinking cup. [Written also romkin.] [Obs.] Halliwell.
(Rome" pen`ny or Rome" scot`) . See Peter pence, under Peter.
(Rome"ward) adv. Toward Rome, or toward the Roman Catholic Church.
(Rome"ward), a. Tending or directed toward Rome, or toward the Roman Catholic Church.
To analyze the crisis in its Anglican rather than in its Romeward aspect.Gladstone.
(Rom"ic) n. A method of notation for all spoken sounds, proposed by Mr. Sweet; so called
because it is based on the common Roman-letter alphabet. It is like the palæotype of Mr. Ellis in the
general plan, but simpler.
(Rom"ish) a. Belonging or relating to Rome, or to the Roman Catholic Church; frequently
used in a disparaging sense; as, the Romish church; the Romish religion, ritual, or ceremonies.
(Rom"ist), n. A Roman Catholic. [R.] South.
(Romp) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Romped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Romping.] [A variant of ramp. See
Ramp to leap, Rampallian.] To play rudely and boisterously; to leap and frisk about in play.
1. A girl who indulges in boisterous play.
2. Rude, boisterous play or frolic; rough sport.
While romp-loving missThomson.
Is hauled about in gallantry robust.
(Romp"ing) a. Inclined to romp; indulging in romps.
A little romping girl from boarding school.W. Irving.
(Romp"ing*ly), adv. In a romping manner.
(Romp"ish), a. Given to rude play; inclined to romp.
- Romp"ish, adv. Romp"ish*ness, n.
(Rom"pu) a. [F. rompu, p. p. of rompre to breeak, L. rumpere. See Rupture.] (Her.) Broken,
as an ordinary; cut off, or broken at the top, as a chevron, a bend, or the like.
(Ron`ca*dor") n. [Sp., a snorer, fr. roncar to snore. So called in allusion to the grunting
noise made by them on being taken from the water. ] (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of California
sciænoid food fishes, especially Roncador Stearnsi, which is an excellent market fish, and the red roncador
(Corvina, or Johnius, saturna).
(Ron"chil) n. [Cf. Sp. ronquillo slightly hoarse.] (Zoöl.) An American marine food fish (Bathymaster
signatus) of the North Pacific coast, allied to the tilefish. [Written also ronquil.]
(Ron"co) n. [Sp. ronco hoarse.] (Zoöl.) See Croaker, n., 2. (a). [Texas]