- an ancient region in W Europe, including the modern areas of N Italy, France, Belgium, and the S Netherlands: consisted of two main divisions, one part S of the Alps (Cisalpine Gaul) and another part N of the Alps (Transalpine Gaul).
- Latin Gallia. a province of the ancient Roman Empire, including the territory corresponding to modern France, Belgium, the S Netherlands, Switzerland, N Italy, and Germany W of the Rhine.
- an inhabitant of the ancient region of Gaul.
- a native or inhabitant of France.
Examples from the Web for gaul
Like Caesar's Gaul, all progressive American Zionists and their organizations are divided into three parts.Tri-Polar Zionists
March 5, 2013
“Rubicon” refers to the river in northeastern Italy that divided the Roman Republic from Gaul.Team Rubicon
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August 14, 2012
“Everything is very mathematical in derivatives, and it is pure math, even though we say it is applied mathematics,” says Gaul.
They actually put together financial products based on the models developed by the quants, and Gaul was one of them.
The traders manage the risk,” says Gaul, “and they tend to have similar backgrounds to the quants.
The Gaul arose, saluted, military fashion, with a clicking of heels.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
The tribes living in Gaul were not at that time called French, but Gallic.
He was a young noble who lived in a mountain town of central Gaul.
How many years after Alexander died did Caesar begin his wars in Gaul?
They were not yet acknowledged entire masters of Gaul and northern Spain.A Short History of Spain
Mary Platt Parmele
- an ancient region of W Europe corresponding to N Italy, France, Belgium, part of Germany, and the S Netherlands: divided into Cisalpine Gaul, which became a Roman province before 100 bc, and Transalpine Gaul, which was conquered by Julius Caesar (58–51 bc)Latin name: Gallia
- a native of ancient Gaul
- a Frenchman
Word Origin and History for gaul
1560s, from French Gaule, from Latin Gallia, from Gallus "a Gaul." Also used somewhat facetiously for "a Frenchman." Gauloise, popular brand of French cigarettes, dates to 1910.