• WordNet 3.6
    • n bangle cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing
    • n bangle jewelry worn around the wrist for decoration
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bangle An ornamental circlet, of glass, gold, silver, or other material, worn mostly by women, upon the wrist or ankle; a ring bracelet. It differs from other bracelets in being rigid and not articulated, in contrast to bracelets made of links.
    • v. t Bangle băṉ"g'l To waste by little and little; to fritter away.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bangle To beat about or down, as corn by the wind.
    • bangle To waste by little and little; squander carelessly; fritter.
    • bangle In falconry, to beat about in the air; flutter: said of a hawk which does not rise steadily and then swoop down upon its prey.
    • bangle To flap or hang down loosely, as a hat-brim or an animal's ear.
    • n bangle An ornamental ring worn upon the arms and ankles in India and Africa. Hence A bracelet without a clasp; a ring-bracelet, generally with small ornaments suspended from it.
    • n bangle Nautical, a hoop of a spar.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bangle bang′gl a ring, bracelet, or anklet
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Hind. bangrī, bracelet, bangle
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Hind. bangrī.


In literature:

The ruching was there, but the bangles had been laid aside.
"Stubble" by George Looms
Jingles with bangles and is color blind"; or "Chief salesgirl Freda Isenheimer.
"Mixed Faces" by Roy Norton
The jingle of the golden bangles, and the sweet odour of that delicious perfume?
"The Sign of Silence" by William Le Queux
It was a magnificent diamond bangle.
"The Count's Chauffeur" by William Le Queux
When my inner self goes wrong, my bangle turns dusky.
"Miss Cayley's Adventures" by Grant Allen
The women's feet are unbound; they twist their hair round a silver bangle placed cross-wise on the top of the head.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
More for myself than for the discarded bangles.
"Rossmoyne" by Unknown
I dare say, if one might peep under it, she has gold bangles on her ankles.
"Romantic Spain" by John Augustus O'Shea
The silken frou-frou of their skirts and the tinkling of their bangled bracelets broke the stillness.
"Their Son; The Necklace" by Eduardo Zamacois
Non-commissioned rank will be indicated by bangles round the right wrist.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, June 23, 1920" by Various
I think she'll let us have two gauzy veils and some glass bangles that she got in Jerusalem; they'd do nicely for Fatima and me.
"A Fourth Form Friendship" by Angela Brazil
He has given me a gold bangle, just the sort I like: a plain, flat band.
"Lady Cassandra" by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
She wore a necklet of bright gold coins about her neck, and thick ivory bangles upon her shapely arms.
"Tales of South Africa" by H.A. Bryden
They have bangles strung on their arms, and each one possesses a locket containing the inadequate portrait of an inadequate young man.
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
No, I shouldn't like to wear the nose ring, thank you, nor the earrings, though I'd love the bangles.
"The Third Class at Miss Kaye's" by Angela Brazil
It was a magnificent diamond bangle.
"Spies of the Kaiser" by William Le Queux
He melted down the ornaments of his dead wife and made gold bangles and anklets.
"Stories from Tagore" by Rabindranath Tagore
A chain, now; a charm on the bangle; a flower.
"Miss Million's Maid" by Bertha Ruck
A woman, veiled and bangled, climbed aboard just then, and I understood.
"The Ship Dwellers" by Albert Bigelow Paine
If not, let her send this bangle.
"Capricious Caroline" by E. Maria Albanesi

In poetry:

I made my fingers rings of gold,
And bangles for my wrist;
You should have felt the soft, warm thing
I made to glove my fist.
"An Early Love" by William H Davies
Once I had a fancy to compose an epic
But by a sudden touch of your bangles
It burst into thousand songs
As a result of that accident
That epic is lying at my feet in smithereens.
"Compensation -- English Translation" by Rabindranath Tagore

In news:

Bead for Life Bangles.
Bangles and Beads S. FAIRPLEX PARK, Pomona, CA.
WHAT SHE WORE The actress pitched in at The Concert For Sandy Relief in a red leather Isabel Marant minidress, jeweled bangle and woven Christian Louboutin booties.
Bring on the Bag, Bangle & Bling .
Here's how it works: First, choose from six nail polishes that each come with a matching bangle, then add two more bracelets , and you've got yourself a festive wrist.
Diamond cuff bangle bracelet with sunburst may lead Aug 15 fine jewelry auction.
Bring on the Bag, Bangle & Bling.
Then the theme ornaments — stars and bangles, in your theme colours .
At the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, select stars were getting cuffed -- in blinged-out bangles.
The glass bangles tinkled, each with their own pitch as they slid down her upraised arm.
Painting your nails and slipping on a bangle (or seven) are two of the easiest ways to take any outfit up a level.
Jeanne Beker Karyn Johnson 's bangles and ring were gifts from a friend.
BaubleBar and Essie create matching nail polish and bangle trios with holiday sparkle.
More bangle and nail polish mash-ups, and the chic pouch they're sold in.
Most of these bangles come in a set of two.

In science:

Let C ◦ be the collection of multisets of arcs and essential loops which have no crossings; and let C be obtained from C ◦ by replacing the maximal k -bangles by the corresponding k bracelets.
Bases for cluster algebras from surfaces
Note that a C ◦ -compatible collection may contain bangles Bangk ζ for k ≥ 1, but it will not contain bracelets Brack ζ except when k = 1.
Bases for cluster algebras from surfaces
And a C -compatible collection may contain bracelets, but will never contain a bangle Bangk ζ except when k = 1.
Bases for cluster algebras from surfaces
The notation C ◦ is meant to remind the reader that this collection includes bangles.
Bases for cluster algebras from surfaces
We start by describing the relation between bangles and bracelets involving the Chebyshev polynomials.
Bases for cluster algebras from surfaces
To show the statement for B, we use Propositions 2.35 and 4.2, which show that, for each bangle Bangk ζ , we can write xBangk ζ as a positive integer linear combination of elements of B.
Bases for cluster algebras from surfaces
The bangle Bangk (ζ ) corresponds to the direct sum of k copies of Mλ,1 (ζ ).
Bases for cluster algebras from surfaces