What does the word romance mean?

Usage examples for romance

  1. The Romance of Trial. – Old Church Lore by William Andrews
  2. I asked, for young though I was, ay and eager to undertake any work which meant movement, and romance, I could not help asking why I among all others should be chosen for this work. – The Coming of the King by James Hocking
  3. It is quite a romance, really. – Wych Hazel by Susan and Anna Warner