Meaning of BUGLE in English

I. ˈbyügəl noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin bugula

: a plant of the genus Ajuga ; especially : a low European annual ( A. reptans ) with spikes of blue flowers that is now naturalized in parts of the United States

II. noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin buculus, boculus young steer, diminutive of bos head of cattle — more at cow

1. obsolete : a wild ox ; especially : buffalo

2. : a signal horn ; especially : one made of an animal's horn


a. : a brass instrument with a cupped mouthpiece like the trumpet but having a shorter and more conical tube and now chiefly for military and parade use

drum and bugle corps

b. : one of a family of valved brass instruments of sizes grading from flügelhorns to tubas now chiefly used in brass bands — compare euphonium , saxhorn


III. verb

( bugled ; bugled ; bugling -g(ə)liŋ ; bugles )

transitive verb

: to sound or summon by or as if by a bugle call

intransitive verb

1. : to sound a bugle

2. of bull elks or certain other large deer : to utter a prolonged cry that suggests the sound of a bugle and is the characteristic rutting call

IV. adjective

of a hunting dog : having a strong deep melodious bay

V. noun

or bugle bead

( -s )

Etymology: perhaps from bugle (II) ; from its resemblance to a trumpet

: a small cylindrical bead of glass or plastic used for trimming especially on women's clothing

VI. adjective

1. : like a bugle ; especially : jet-black like most early glass bugles

2. : trimmed or fashioned with bugles

a band of dainty bugle work about the neckline

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.