Bangle Ban"gle, n. [Hind. bangr[=i] bracelet, 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. [1913 Webster +PJC]

{Bangle ear}, a loose hanging ear of a horse, like that of a spaniel. [1913 Webster]

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  • Bangle — Ban gle (b[a^][ng] g l), v. t. [From 1st {Bang}.] To waste by little and little; to fritter away. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bangle — ring shaped bracelet, 1787, from Hindi bangri colored glass bracelet or anklet …   Etymology dictionary

  • bangle — ► NOUN ▪ a rigid ornamental band worn around the arm. ORIGIN Hindi …   English terms dictionary

  • bangle — [baŋ′gəl] n. [Hindi bangrī, glass bracelet] 1. a decorative bracelet, armlet, or anklet 2. a disk shaped ornament, esp. one hanging from a bracelet …   English World dictionary

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  • Bangle — For the band, see The Bangles. For the automobile designer, see Chris Bangle. Bangles on display in India Bangles or churi ( Hindi:चूड़ी (Choodi), Bengali: চুড়ি (churi), Urdu …   Wikipedia

  • Bangle — This is an English locational surname. Recorded in many spellings including Bangle, Banglee, Bangley, Bingle, Bingley and others it originates from the town of Bingley in Yorkshire. Locational surnames were generally given or adopted when a… …   Surnames reference

  • bangle — UK [ˈbæŋɡ(ə)l] / US noun [countable] Word forms bangle : singular bangle plural bangles a stiff circular bracelet (= jewellery worn around the wrist) …   English dictionary

  • bangle — [[t]bæ̱ŋg(ə)l[/t]] bangles N COUNT A bangle is a decorated metal or wooden ring that you can wear round your wrist or ankle …   English dictionary

  • bangle — noun Etymology: Hindi baṅglī Date: 1787 1. a stiff usually ornamental bracelet or anklet slipped or clasped on 2. an ornamental disk that hangs loosely (as on a bracelet) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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