• WordNet 3.6
    • v bugle play on a bugle
    • n bugle a brass instrument without valves; used for military calls and fanfares
    • n bugle a tubular glass or plastic bead sewn onto clothing for decoration
    • n bugle any of various low-growing annual or perennial evergreen herbs native to Eurasia; used for ground cover
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bugle (Mus) 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more conical that the trumpet, sometimes keyed; formerly much used in military bands, very rarely in the orchestra; now superseded by the cornet; -- called also the Kent bugle.
    • Bugle A horn used by hunters.
    • n Bugle (Bot) A plant of the genus Ajuga of the Mint family, a native of the Old World.
    • n Bugle A sort of wild ox; a buffalo.
    • n Bugle An elongated glass bead, of various colors, though commonly black.
    • a Bugle Jet black. "Bugle eyeballs."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bugle A sort of wild ox; a buffalo.
    • n bugle A young bull.
    • n bugle A hunting-horn. Also called bugle-horn.
    • n bugle 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.
    • bugle To sound a bugle.
    • n bugle A shining elongated glass bead, usually black, used in decorating female apparel: as, “bugle-bracelet,”
    • bugle Having the color of a glass bugle; jet-black: as, “bugle eyeballs,”
    • n bugle The popular English name for a common low labiate plant of Europe, Ajuga reptans. The yellow bugle is A. Chamæpitys, and the mountain bugle A. pyramidalis.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bugle bū′gl a hunting-horn, originally a buffalo-horn: a treble musical instrument, usually made of copper, like the trumpet, but having the bell less expanded and the tube shorter and more conical:
    • v.i Bugle to sound a bugle
    • n Bugle bū′gl a slender elongated kind of bead, usually black
    • adj Bugle (Shak.) like bugles
    • n Bugle bū′gl a palæarctic genus of plants of the natural order Labiatæ, with blue or sometimes white or purple flowers.
    • n Bugle bū′gl (Spens.) a buffalo or wild ox—dim. Bū′glet
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. bugulus, a woman's ornament: cf. G. bügel, a bent piece of metal or wood, fr. the same root as G. biegen, to bend, E. bow, to bend
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. bugle;—L. buculus, dim. of bos, an ox.


In literature:

It was put there by Old Man Curry just before the bugle blew.
"Old Man Curry" by Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
Soon the heart of De Soto was cheered as he heard their bugle blasts reverberating among the cliffs of the mountains.
"Ferdinand De Soto, The Discoverer of the Mississippi" by John S. C. Abbott
The bugles sounded, "forward," "trot," "charge.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
This is well executed by our bugle-corps, which Captain Duffie has organized, and is drilling thoroughly.
"Three Years in the Federal Cavalry" by Willard Glazier
Later I learned that alarming sound was the bugling of a bull elk.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
When one of the constables shouted lustily for aid, the bugle blew at the boats.
"The Red River Colony" by Louis Aubrey Wood
The bugles sounded and the soldiers by hundreds rushed from the fort to aid.
"Aircraft and Submarines" by Willis J. Abbot
De bugle blow when dey go by, with de dus' behin' dem.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
The distant bugles rang clearer on the pure air.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
Duty, on the contrary, is a bugle call to action, whether you are inclined to act, or not.
"The Tin Woodman of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
To-night, as I was walking along Princes Street, I heard the bugles sound the recall.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Now a bugle sounded, and they dashed on with greater ferocity than before.
"The Boy Allies with the Cossacks" by Clair W. Hayes
Then came the clear, piercing note of a bugle, like a clarion call.
"The Big Five Motorcycle Boys on the Battle Line" by Ralph Marlow
The bugle sounded, and the red-coated grenadiers and the kilted Highlanders moved steadily forward in columns.
"Hero Stories from American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The eldest son, in the uniform of a private of dragoons, was choosing out notes on a key-bugle.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XXII (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
It was a bugle-call, rollicking across the desert, crashing into the death-like hush which had settled upon the camp.
"Bred of the Desert" by Marcus Horton
Suddenly the bugle sounded, and the column halted with a jolting upheaval amid sharp, brief cries.
"The Little Regiment" by Stephen Crane
In the moment my eye had caught the merest glint of sunlight on an artillery bugle, a gleam, and nothing more.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
No bugles urged them on.
"Planet of the Gods" by Robert Moore Williams
The bugle is piping gun crews up, so you had better go to your station.
"The Battleship Boys' First Step Upward" by Frank Gee Patchin

In poetry:

Their way's no longer my way,
For I must follow now
The drum-tap and the bugle,
While they're for shop and plough.
"The New Recruit" by Katharine Tynan
As dusky mountains please the eye,
When twilight chases day;
As bugle-notes that, passing by,
In distance die away;
"My Childhood Home I See Again" by Abraham Lincoln
It was upon an April morn,
While yet the frost lay hoar,
We heard Lord James's bugle-horn
Sound by the rocky shore.
"The Heart Of The Bruce" by William Edmondstoune Aytoun
Yes! 'Twas the bugle blew!
The Empire's summons flew;
The Long White Cloud re-echoed loud,
What time the bugle blew!
"What Time the Bugle Blew" by Anonymous Oceania
Scarlet when the April vanguard
Bugles up the laggard Spring,
Scarlet when the bannered Autumn
Marches by unwavering.
"The Grave-Tree" by Bliss William Carman
And yet once more the bugles sang
Above the stormy riot;
No shout upon the evening rang—
There reigned a holy quiet.
"Music In Camp" by John Reuben Thompson

In news:

If there's a symbolic sound track for Memorial Day ceremonies in Oklahoma and elsewhere, it surely would be "Taps," the baleful bugle call that is celebrating its sesquicentennial year.
Bugling Bull Trading Post .
A bull elk bugles in a pasture meadow near the Madison River in Yellowstone National Park .
Bugles is a common elk sound attributed to an elk mating ritual.
A bull elk bugles to try and keep his harem of cow-elks secure from other bull-elks.
First, a bugle's stirring notes reverberated above the headstones at Arlington National Cemetery.
In addition she was avidly involved through the years in stock car racing, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Hillsdale Volunteer Fire Department, and as a chaperon and seamstress for the Valley Grenadiers Drum & Bugle Corps.
'Blast in the Burg ' welcomes new drum and bugle corps.
The Genesis drum and bugle corps of Edinburg, Texas is shown performing during the 2011 Blast in the Burg competition held at Memorial Field in Johnsonburg.
Bugle Boy jeans were hot in the enjoyed growing success in the 80s, getting extremely hot towards the end of the decade and into the 90s.
Was used as the Daily Bugle building in "Spider-Man" and its first two sequels.
Bugle player raising money for internship .
City Sound Drum and Bugle Corps is an inner-city youth program that uses performing arts as a means to attract and teach at-risk teens discipline, self-respect, and patriotism.
Madonna 's corset by Jean-Paul Gaultier is of green silk with conical cups and beaded fringe, embroidered with candy stripes of opalescent sequins and peppermint bugle beads.
Local buglers Bruce McKee, Carrie McKee and Zondra Kale-Griffin of Martinsville will join more than 180 fellow buglers from across the United States for a bugling celebration Satur.

In science:

We note that the abundances thus obtained were abnormally high compared to other bugle PNe in the sample, even higher than values deduced from ORLs for the same object in the case of carbon and oxygen (c.f.
Elemental abundances of Galactic bulge planetary nebulae from optical recombination lines