- a signal on a bugle, drum, etc. at some fixed time early in the morning to waken soldiers or sailors or call them to first assembly
- the first assembly of the day
Origin of reveillefrom French réveillez(-vous), imperative of (se) réveiller, to wake up from ré- ( from Classical Latin re-) + veiller ( from Classical Latin vigilare, to watch: see vigilant)
- a. The sounding of a bugle early in the morning to awaken and summon people in a camp or garrison.b. This bugle call or its equivalent.c. The first military formation of the day.
- A signal to get up out of bed.
Origin of reveilleAlteration 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.)
From French rÃ©veillez, imperative form of rÃ©veiller (“to wake") .