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bu·gle 1

 (byo͞o′gəl)
n.
1. Music A brass instrument somewhat shorter than a trumpet and lacking keys or valves.
2. The loud resonant call of an animal, especially a male elk during rutting season.
intr.v. bu·gled, bu·gling, bu·gles
1. Music To sound a bugle.
2. To produce a loud resonant call, as of a rutting male elk.

[Middle English, wild ox, hunting horn made from the horn of a wild ox, from Old French, steer, from Latin būculus, diminutive of bōs, ox; see gwou- in Indo-European roots.]

bu′gler n.

bu·gle 2

 (byo͞o′gəl)
n.
A tubular glass or plastic bead that is used to trim clothing.

[Origin unknown.]

bu·gle 3

 (byo͞o′gəl)
n.
Any of several creeping Old World herbs of the genus Ajuga in the mint family, having opposite leaves, square stems, and terminal spikes of purplish to white flowers. Also called bugleweed.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin būgula (perhaps influenced by būglōssa, bugloss), from Latin būgillō.]

bugle

(ˈbjuːɡəl)
n
(Instruments) music a brass instrument similar to the cornet but usually without valves: used for military fanfares, signal calls, etc
vb
(Music, other) (intr) to play or sound (on) a bugle
[C14: short for bugle horn ox horn (musical instrument), from Old French bugle, from Latin būculus young bullock, from bōs ox]
ˈbugler n

bugle

(ˈbjuːɡəl)
n
(Plants) any of several Eurasian plants of the genus Ajuga, esp A. reptans, having small blue or white flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates). Also called: bugleweed See also ground pine
[C13: from Late Latin bugula, of uncertain origin]

bugle

(ˈbjuːɡəl)
n
(Crafts) a tubular glass or plastic bead sewn onto clothes for decoration
[C16: of unknown origin]

bu•gle1

(ˈbyu gəl)

n., v. -gled, -gling. n.
1. a brass wind instrument resembling a cornet but usu. without keys or valves, used typically for sounding military signals.
v.i.
2. to sound a bugle.
3. (of bull elks) to utter a rutting call.
[1250–1300; Middle English bugle (horn) instrument made of an ox horn < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin būculus bullock, young ox =bū- variant s. of bōs ox + -culus -cle1]
bu′gler, n.

bu•gle2

(ˈbyu gəl)

n.
any of various low-growing plants belonging to the genus Ajuga, of the mint family, usu. having blue flowers.
[1225–75; Middle English < Old French < Medieval Latin bugula a kind of plant]

bu•gle3

(ˈbyu gəl)

n.
Also called bu′gle bead`. a tubular glass bead used for ornamenting dresses.
[1570–80; of obscure orig.]

bugle

- Originally the word for ox, whose horn was used to give signals, it came to mean such a musical instrument.
See also related terms for horn.

bugle


Past participle: bugled
Gerund: bugling

Imperative
bugle
bugle
Present
I bugle
you bugle
he/she/it bugles
we bugle
you bugle
they bugle
Preterite
I bugled
you bugled
he/she/it bugled
we bugled
you bugled
they bugled
Present Continuous
I am bugling
you are bugling
he/she/it is bugling
we are bugling
you are bugling
they are bugling
Present Perfect
I have bugled
you have bugled
he/she/it has bugled
we have bugled
you have bugled
they have bugled
Past Continuous
I was bugling
you were bugling
he/she/it was bugling
we were bugling
you were bugling
they were bugling
Past Perfect
I had bugled
you had bugled
he/she/it had bugled
we had bugled
you had bugled
they had bugled
Future
I will bugle
you will bugle
he/she/it will bugle
we will bugle
you will bugle
they will bugle
Future Perfect
I will have bugled
you will have bugled
he/she/it will have bugled
we will have bugled
you will have bugled
they will have bugled
Future Continuous
I will be bugling
you will be bugling
he/she/it will be bugling
we will be bugling
you will be bugling
they will be bugling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bugling
you have been bugling
he/she/it has been bugling
we have been bugling
you have been bugling
they have been bugling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bugling
you will have been bugling
he/she/it will have been bugling
we will have been bugling
you will have been bugling
they will have been bugling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bugling
you had been bugling
he/she/it had been bugling
we had been bugling
you had been bugling
they had been bugling
Conditional
I would bugle
you would bugle
he/she/it would bugle
we would bugle
you would bugle
they would bugle
Past Conditional
I would have bugled
you would have bugled
he/she/it would have bugled
we would have bugled
you would have bugled
they would have bugled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bugle - a brass instrument without valvesbugle - a brass instrument without valves; used for military calls and fanfares
brass instrument, brass - a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece
2.bugle - any of various low-growing annual or perennial evergreen herbs native to Eurasia; used for ground cover
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
Ajuga reptans, creeping bugle - low rhizomatous European carpeting plant having spikes of blue flowers; naturalized in parts of United States
Ajuga genevensis, blue bugle, erect bugle - upright rhizomatous perennial with bright blue flowers; southern Europe
Ajuga pyramidalis, pyramid bugle - European evergreen carpeting perennial
Ajuga chamaepitys, yellow bugle, ground pine - low-growing annual with yellow flowers dotted red; faintly aromatic of pine resin; Europe, British Isles and North Africa
3.bugle - a tubular glass or plastic bead sewn onto clothing for decoration
bead - a small ball with a hole through the middle
Verb1.bugle - play on a bugle
music - musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
spiel, play - replay (as a melody); "Play it again, Sam"; "She played the third movement very beautifully"
Translations
بوق
trubka
signalhorn
lúîur
シソラッパ
trimitastrimitininkas
taure
poľnica

bugle

[ˈbjuːgl] Ncorneta f, clarín m

bugle

[ˈbjuːgəl] nclairon m

bugle

nBügelhorn nt; bugle callHornsignal nt

bugle

[ˈbjuːgl] n (Mus) → tromba

bugle

(ˈbjuːgl) noun
a musical wind instrument usually made of brass, used chiefly for military signals. He plays the bugle.
ˈbugler noun
References in classic literature ?
And who is there will deny that this worthy lady's preparations betokened affection as much as the fits of tears and hysterics by which more sensitive females exhibited their love, and that their partaking of this coffee, which they drank together while the bugles were sounding the turn-out and the drums beating in the various quarters of the town, was not more useful and to the purpose than the outpouring of any mere sentiment could be?
This was our friend the ex-collector of Boggley Wollah, whose rest was broken, like other people's, by the sounding of the bugles in the early morning.
Scarce had the last deep "amen" broken from the Company, when, in an instant, there rose the scream of a hundred bugles, with the deep rolling of drums and the clashing of cymbals, all sounding together in one deafening uproar.
I would station a score of archers here in the pass, with all our pennons jutting forth from the rocks, and as many nakirs and drums and bugles as we have with us, so that those who follow us in the fading light may think that the whole army of the prince is upon them, and fear to go further.
At last a great blast of bugles sounded, and into the meadow came riding six trumpeters with silver trumpets, from which hung velvet banners heavy with rich workings of silver and gold thread.
During the night the Simpleton and his comrade went, together into a big field, not forgetting to take the bundle of wood with them, which the man spread out in all directions--and in a moment a mighty army stood upon the spot, regiment on regiment of foot and horse soldiers; the bugles sounded and the drums beat, the chargers neighed, and their riders put their lances in rest, and the soldiers presented arms.
In a word, the bugles, the horns, the clarions, the trumpets, the drums, the cannon, the musketry, and above all the tremendous noise of the carts, all made up together a din so confused and terrific that Don Quixote had need to summon up all his courage to brave it; but Sancho's gave way, and he fell fainting on the skirt of the duchess's robe, who let him lie there and promptly bade them throw water in his face.
The bugles called to each other like brazen gamecocks.
But do you hold your men in readiness at Barnesdale, and when you hear a blast from this silver bugle, come quickly, for I shall have the sly Robin within my clutches.
If thou dost beat this braggart, Hubert, I will fill the bugle with silver-pennies for thee.
He was a fine swarthy fellow, with dark hair and large moustachios, who rode a-hunting in clothes of Lincoln green, with russet boots on his feet, and a bugle slung over his shoulder like the guard of a long stage.
There was an exchange of bugle blasts; then a parley from the walls, where men-at-arms, in hauberk and morion, marched back and forth with halberd at shoulder under flapping banners with the rude figure of a dragon displayed upon them; and then the great gates were flung open, the drawbridge was lowered, and the head of the cavalcade swept forward under the frowning arches; and we, following, soon found ourselves in a great paved court, with towers and turrets stretching up into the blue air on all the four sides; and all about us the dismount was going on, and much greeting and ceremony, and running to and fro, and a gay display of moving and intermingling colors, and an altogether pleasant stir and noise and confusion.