What does Gules mean?

Definitions for Gules

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Gules.


  1. gules(Noun)

    The blazoning term for red, e.g. on a coat of arms, typically represented in engraving by vertical parallel lines.

  2. gules(Adjective)

    In blazon, of the colour red.

  3. Origin: From Old French geule “animal’s mouth, throat” via Middle French geules. Compare with French gueules and Spanish gules.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gules(noun)

    the tincture red, indicated in seals and engraved figures of escutcheons by parallel vertical lines. Hence, used poetically for a red color or that which is red

  2. Origin: [OE. goules, F. gueules, the same word as gueule throat, OF. gole, goule, L. gula. So named from the red color of the throat. See Gullet, and cf. Gula.]


  1. Gules

    In heraldry, gules is the tincture with the colour red, and belongs to the class of dark tinctures called "colours". In engraving, it is sometimes depicted as a region of vertical lines or else marked with gu. as an abbreviation. In Polish heraldry, gules is the most common tincture of the field. Through the sixteenth century, nearly half of all noble coats of arms in Poland had a field gules with one or more argent charges on them. The original coat of arms of the d'Albret family was plain gules. The gules tincture is said to represent the following: ⁕of jewels, the ruby; ⁕of heavenly bodies, Mars; the planet Mars is further associated with the metal iron in traditional alchemical occultistic lore.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gules

    gūlz, n. (her.) a red colour, marked in engraved figures by perpendicular lines.—adj. Gū′ly. [O. Fr. gueules; acc. to Brachet, from Pers. ghul, a rose; acc. to others, from L. gula, the throat.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. gules

    The term by which the color red is known in heraldry. In engraving it is marked by perpendicular lines traced from the top of the shield to the bottom. It is supposed to indicate valor, magnanimity, and the like, and is regarded as the most honorable heraldic color.

Anagrams for Gules »

  1. gusle

  2. luges

  3. glues

How to pronounce Gules?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say Gules in sign language?

  1. gules


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gules in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gules in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Images & Illustrations of Gules

  1. GulesGulesGulesGulesGules

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for Gules

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for Gules »


Find a translation for the Gules definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these Gules definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"Gules." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 3 Apr. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Gules>.

Are we missing a good definition for Gules? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for Gules:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.