- 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 reveille; from 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 *exvigilare : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin vigilare, to awake, from vigil, awake; see weg- in Indo-European roots).
From French rÃ©veillez, imperative form of rÃ©veiller (“to wake") .