|1.||[ noun ] a relationship between two lovers|
|Related terms:||relationship intrigue chat_up|
|2.||[ noun ] an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)|
|Related terms:||quality stardust|
|3.||[ verb ] have a love affair with|
|Related terms:||love love_story|
|4.||[ adjective ] relating to languages derived from Latin|
|5.||[ noun ] (linguistics,Roman antiquity) the group of languages derived from Latin|
|Related terms:||Latin Spanish French Portuguese Rumanian Italian rhaeto-romance haitian_creole Catalan bodice_ripper|
|6.||[ verb ] tell romantic or exaggerated lies|
"This author romanced his trip to an exotic country"
|7.||[ verb ] talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions|
|Synonyms:||flirt coquet butterfly coquette philander mash dally chat_up|
"The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries" "My husband never flirts with other women"
|Related terms:||talk wanton vamp coquette wolf flirt|
|8.||[ verb ] make amorous advances towards|
|Synonyms:||court woo solicit|
"john is courting Mary"
|Related terms:||act chase display suitor love_story courtship|
|9.||[ noun ] (writing) a story dealing with love|
|Related terms:||story chat_up|
|10.||[ noun ] (writing) a novel dealing with idealized events remote from everyday life|
|Related terms:||novel bodice_ripper Gothic_romance|