Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Roman Mythology The son of Mars and eponymous founder of Rome who, with his twin brother, Remus, was reared and suckled by a wolf.

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  • proper n. The legendary founder of Rome and the twin brother of Remus.

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  • n. (Roman mythology) founder of Rome; suckled with his twin brother Remus by a wolf after their parents (Mars and Rhea Silvia) abandoned them; Romulus killed Remus in an argument over the building of Rome

Etymologies

Latin Romulus (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Romulus wins the race, but the high jump is a dead heat_.) _Romulus (in a temper_).

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  • Julian House, in imitation of their first institutor, Romulus, who consecrated them to King Tatius: (facem Augustales subdidere: quod sacerdotium, ut _Romulus Tatio regi_, ita Caesar Tiberius

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  • • Five years ago, Vincent Lalli started a horticulture program at what is now Hillside Children's Center, a residential treatment center for troubled teens on a barren, 185-acre former Army base in Romulus, N.Y. Incorporating plant science, economics and vocational possibilities, the program encourages responsibility, human interaction and teamwork.

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  • Oklahoma town names range from the slightly bizarre -- such as Remus named for the traditional founder of Rome who was slain by his twin brother Romulus (coincidentally, the town of Romulus is five miles to the west) -- to the slightly uninspired Yewed, which was supposed to be named after Admiral George Dewey in the late 1800s.

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  • Aug. 16, 1987 - Nick Vanos, Phoenix Suns center, in Romulus, Mich.

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  • He is perfectly right: Nævius and Ennius called Romulus a son of Ilia, the daughter of

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  • By this more dignified title Romulus distinguished the Senate from the People; and he introduced another distinction between the powerful and the common people by naming the former patrons, which means defenders, and the latter clients, which means dependants.

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  • Reynolds, whom he called their Romulus, or said somebody else of the company called him so, which was more likely: but this was, I believe, in the year 1775 or 1776.

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  • And if Spock isn't reborn than he can't be around to negotiate the truce with Romulus or to be on his way to save Romulus from the supernova, so Nero can't blame him for the death of his wife and civilization and won't chase him into the black hole and if he doesn't chase Spock into the black hole then he won't have changed history so Kirk would have met Carol Marcus so David would have been born so ... et cetera et cetera et cetera.

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  • Now there were two more fine Farthing sons whom, depending on his mood, Arnie referred to as Romulus and Remus, or Amos 'n'Andy.

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