What does gallic mean?

Definitions for gallic
ˈgæl ɪkgal·lic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Gallicadjective

    of or pertaining to Gaul or the Gauls

    "Ancient Gallic dialects"; "Gallic migrations"; "the Gallic Wars"

  2. French, Gallicadjective

    of or pertaining to France or the people of France

    "French cooking"; "a Gallic shrug"


  1. Gallicadjective

    Of or relating to Gaul or France.

  2. gallicadjective

    Of, pertaining to, or derived from galls

  3. gallicadjective

    Of or pertaining to gallic acid or its derivatives

  4. Etymology: From Gallicus.


  1. gallic

    Gallic refers to anything related to France, its people, culture, or language. Derived from "Gaul", the ancient name for the region that is now France, "Gallic" often denotes a characteristic, tradition, or perspective thought to be distinctly French. This term may be employed in the investigation of history, literature, art, or other fields where French influence or contributions are noteworthy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gallicadjective

    pertaining to, or containing, gallium

  2. Gallicadjective

    pertaining to, or derived from, galls, nutgalls, and the like

  3. Gallicadjective

    pertaining to Gaul or France; Gallican

  4. Etymology: [L. Gallicus belonging to the Gauls, fr. Galli the Gauls, Gallia Gaul, now France: cf. F. gallique.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gallic

    gal′ik, adj. pertaining to Gaul or France.—adj. Gall′ican, of or pertaining to France: esp. pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church in France.—n. one holding Gallican doctrines.—n. Gall′icanism, the spirit of nationalism within the French Church—as opposed to Ultramontanism, or the absolute subjection of everything to the personal authority of the pope.—adv. Gallice (gal′i-sē), in French.—n. Gall′icism, the use in English or any other language of a word or idiom peculiar to the French.—vs.t. Gall′icīze, Gall′icīse, to make French in opinions, habits, &c. [L. GallicusGallia, Gaul.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gallic is ranked #131379 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Gallic surname appeared 129 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Gallic.

    96.1% or 124 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gallic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gallic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of gallic in a Sentence

  1. Kylie Ivanir:

    The main antioxidants and phytonutrients in artichokes are quercetin, rutin, gallic acid and cynarin. These are necessary to keep our cells healthy and vital.

  2. Scott Sheppard:

    I was so thrilled with the amount of public engagement over the Jupiter moon-naming contest that we've decided to do another one to name these newly discovered Saturnian moons, this time, the moons must be named after giants from Norse, Gallic or Inuit mythology.

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