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 for Roman
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Composite \Com*pos"ite\ (?; 277), a. [L. compositus made up of
     parts, p. p. of componere. See Compound, v. t., and cf.
     1. Made up of distinct parts or elements; compounded; as, a
        composite language.
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              Happiness, like air and water . . . is composite.
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     2. (Arch.) Belonging to a certain order which is composed of
        the Ionic order grafted upon the Corinthian. It is called
        also the Roman or the Italic order, and is one of the
        five orders recognized by the Italian writers of the
        sixteenth century. See Capital.
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     3. (Bot.) Belonging to the order Composit[ae]; bearing
        involucrate heads of many small florets, as the daisy,
        thistle, and dandelion.
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     Composite carriage, a railroad car having compartments of
        different classes. [Eng.]
     Composite number (Math.), one which can be divided exactly
        by a number exceeding unity, as 6 by 2 or 3..
     Composite photograph or Composite portrait, one made by a
        combination, or blending, of several distinct photographs.
        --F. Galton.
     Composite sailing (Naut.), a combination of parallel and
        great circle sailing.
     Composite ship, one with a wooden casing and iron frame.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Roman \Ro"man\, a. [L. Romanus, fr. Roma Rome: cf. F. romain.
     Cf. Romaic, Romance, Romantic.]
     1. Of or pertaining to Rome, or the Roman people; like or
        characteristic of Rome, the Roman people, or things done
        by Romans; as, Roman fortitude; a Roman aqueduct; Roman
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     2. Of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic religion;
        professing that religion.
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     3. (Print.)
        (a) Upright; erect; -- said of the letters or kind of type
            ordinarily used, as distinguished from Italic
        (b) Expressed in letters, not in figures, as I., IV., i.,
            iv., etc.; -- said of numerals, as distinguished from
            the Arabic numerals, 1, 4, etc.
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     Roman alum (Chem.), a cubical potassium alum formerly
        obtained in large quantities from Italian alunite, and
        highly valued by dyers on account of its freedom from
     Roman balance, a form of balance nearly resembling the
        modern steelyard. See the Note under Balance, n., 1.
     Roman candle, a kind of firework (generally held in the
        hand), characterized by the continued emission of shower
        of sparks, and the ejection, at intervals, of brilliant
        balls or stars of fire which are thrown upward as they
        become ignited.
     Roman Catholic, of, pertaining to, or the religion of that
        church of which the pope is the spiritual head; as, a
        Roman Catholic priest; the Roman Catholic Church.
     Roman cement, a cement having the property of hardening
        under water; a species of hydraulic cement.
     Roman law. See under Law.
     Roman nose, a nose somewhat aquiline.
     Roman ocher, a deep, rich orange color, transparent and
        durable, used by artists. --Ure.
     Roman order (Arch.), the composite order. See Composite,
        a., 2.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Roman \Ro"man\, n.
     1. A native, or permanent resident, of Rome; a citizen of
        Rome, or one upon whom certain rights and privileges of a
        Roman citizen were conferred.
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     2. Roman type, letters, or print, collectively; -- in
        distinction from Italics.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: relating to or characteristic of people of Rome; "Roman
             virtues"; "his Roman bearing in adversity"; "a Roman
      2: of or relating to or derived from Rome (especially ancient
         Rome); "Roman architecture"; "the old Roman wall" [syn:
         Roman, Romanic]
      3: characteristic of the modern type that most directly
         represents the type used in ancient Roman inscriptions
      4: of or relating to or supporting Romanism; "the Roman Catholic
         Church" [syn: Roman, R.C., Romanist, romish, Roman
         Catholic, popish, papist, papistic, papistical]
      n 1: a resident of modern Rome
      2: an inhabitant of the ancient Roman Empire
      3: a typeface used in ancient Roman inscriptions [syn: roman,
         roman type, roman letters, roman print]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  89 Moby Thesaurus words for "roman":
     Bildungsroman, Gothic novel, ascender, back, bastard type, beard,
     belly, bevel, black letter, body, cap, capital, case, comic novel,
     counter, descender, detective novel, dime novel, dreadful, em, en,
     epistolary novel, erotic novel, face, fat-faced type, feet, font,
     groove, historical novel, italic, letter, ligature, logotype,
     lower case, majuscule, minuscule, nick, nouvelle, novel,
     novel of character, novel of ideas, novel of incident,
     novel of manners, novel of sensibility, novelette, novella,
     penny dreadful, pi, pica, picaresque novel, point,
     pornographic novel, print, problem novel, proletarian novel,
     propaganda novel, psychological novel, regional novel, river novel,
     roman a clef, roman-fleuve, sans serif, satirical novel,
     science-fiction novel, script, sentimental novel, shank,
     shilling shocker, short story, short-short, shoulder, small cap,
     small capital, sociological novel, stamp, stem, storiette,
     stream-of-consciousness novel, thesis novel, type, type body,
     type class, type lice, typecase, typeface, typefounders,
     typefoundry, upper case, vignette

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) :

  Roman, strong; powerful

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