from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The sounding of a bugle early in the morning to awaken and summon people in a camp or garrison.
- n. This bugle call or its equivalent.
- n. The first military formation of the day.
- n. A signal to get up out of bed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The sounding of a bugle or drum early in the morning to awaken soldiers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The beat of drum, or bugle blast, about break of day, to give notice that it is time for the soldiers to rise, and for the sentinels to forbear challenging.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Milit. and naval, the beat of a drum, bugle-sound, or other signal given about break of day, to give notice that it is time for the soldiers or sailors to rise and for the sentinels to forbear challenging.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a signal to get up in the morning; in the military it is a bugle call at sunrise
- n. (military) signal to wake up
Alteration of French réveillez, second person pl. imperative of réveiller, to wake, from Old French resveiller : re-, re- + esveiller, to awake (from Vulgar Latin *exvigilāre : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin vigilāre, to awake from vigil, awake; see weg- in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French réveillez, imperative form of réveiller ("to wake") . (Wiktionary)