from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Music A brass wind instrument somewhat shorter than a trumpet and lacking keys or valves.
- intransitive v. Music To sound a bugle.
- intransitive v. To give forth a deep, prolonged sound similar to the bay of a hound.
- n. A tubular glass or plastic bead used to trim clothing.
- 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a simple brass instrument consisting of a horn with no valves, playing only pitches in its harmonic series
- n. An often-cultivated plant in the family Lamiaceae.
- n. anything shaped like a bugle, round or conical and having a bell on one end
- n. a tubular glass or plastic bead sewn onto clothes as a decorative trim
- v. To announce, sing, or cry in the manner of a musical bugle
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Jet black.
- n. A sort of wild ox; a buffalo.
- n. A horn used by hunters.
- n. A copper instrument of the horn quality of tone, shorter and more conical that the trumpet, sometimes keyed; formerly much used in military bands, very rarely in the orchestra; now superseded by the cornet; -- called also the Kent bugle.
- n. An elongated glass bead, of various colors, though commonly black.
- n. A plant of the genus Ajuga of the Mint family, a native of the Old World.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To sound a bugle.
- n. A shining elongated glass bead, usually black, used in decorating female apparel: as, “bugle-bracelet,”
- Having the color of a glass bugle; jet-black: as, “bugle eyeballs,”
- n. A sort of wild ox; a buffalo.
- n. A young bull.
- n. A hunting-horn. Also called bugle-horn.
- n. A military musical wind-instrument of brass, once or more curved, sometimes furnished with keys or valves, so as to be capable of producing all the notes of the scale.
- n. The popular English name for a common low labiate plant of Europe, Ajuga reptans.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a tubular glass or plastic bead sewn onto clothing for decoration
- n. a brass instrument without valves; used for military calls and fanfares
- n. any of various low-growing annual or perennial evergreen herbs native to Eurasia; used for ground cover
- v. play on a bugle
I received that bugle from a brave Scot who dwells amongst the eastern mountains; and who gave it to me to assure the earl of Mar that I came from him.
The music of the evening bugle is still a pleasant note in my ears, as well as that of the eight o'clock curfew bell, from the tower of Old St Nicholas.
F. Godefroy  gives quotations from early F.ench which show that, as in England, the word bugle was frequently used as an adjective, and as a verb: -- "IIII cors buglieres fist soner de randon" (_Quatre fils Aymon_, ed.P. Tarbé, p. 32), and "I grant cor buglerenc fit en sa tor soner" (_Aiol_,
These parties conceal themselves at their respective stations, remain silent, and wait for the signal from the bugle, which is to be given at the hour of daybreak.
Without possessing the volume of classical bass voices, the tone of it was pleasing from a slightly muffled quality like that of an English bugle, which is firm and sweet, strong but velvety.
The bugle is a warning sounds from 13th century to warn of an ivasion ... as the war was approaching an arrow struck the trumpeters throught and the song ends apprutly mid note.
English name "bugle" is also given to a common labiate plant, the _Ajuga reptans_, not to be confused with the "Bugloss" or _Anchusa officinalis_.
During the middle ages, the word "bugle" was applied to the ox and also to its horns, whether used as musical instruments or for drinking.
The adults collect nectar from flowers such as bugle and can be seen by the dozen if you are in the right place at this time of year.
"Appears that the Maoists are moving ahead with the intention not to make a new constitution," he said, "That is why I have come to 'bugle' for the constitution making."