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Bull

 (bo͝ol)
n.
See Taurus.

bull 1

 (bo͝ol)
n.
1.
a. An adult male bovine mammal.
b. The uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle.
c. The adult male of certain other large animals, such as alligators, elephants, moose, or whales.
2. An exceptionally large, strong, and aggressive person.
3.
a. An optimist, especially regarding business conditions.
b. A person who buys commodities or securities in anticipation of a rise in prices or who tries by speculative purchases to effect such a rise.
4. Slang A police officer or detective.
5. Slang
a. Foolish, deceitful, or boastful language.
b. Insolent talk or behavior.
v. bulled, bull·ing, bulls
v.tr.
To push; force.
v.intr.
To push ahead or through forcefully: "He bulls through the press horde that encircles the car" (Scott Turow).
adj.
1. Male.
2. Large and strong like a bull.
3. Characterized by rising prices: a bull market.
Idiom:
grab/take the bull by the horns
To deal with a problem directly and resolutely.

[Middle English bule, from Old English bula, probably from Old Norse boli; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

bull 2

 (bo͝ol)
n.
1. An official document issued by the pope and sealed with a bulla.
2. The bulla used to seal such a document.

[Middle English bulle, from Old French, from Medieval Latin bulla; see bulla.]

bull 3

 (bo͝ol)
n.
A gross blunder in logical speech or expression.

[Origin unknown.]

bull

(bʊl)
n
1. (Zoology) any male bovine animal, esp one that is sexually mature.
2. (Zoology) the uncastrated adult male of any breed of domestic cattle
3. (Zoology) the male of various other animals including the elephant and whale
4. a very large, strong, or aggressive person
5. (Stock Exchange) stock exchange
a. a speculator who buys in anticipation of rising prices in order to make a profit on resale
b. (as modifier): a bull market. Compare bear15
6. (Archery) chiefly Brit short for bull's-eye1, bull's-eye2
7. slang short for bullshit
8. (Breeds) short for bulldog, bull terrier
9. a bull in a china shop a clumsy person
10. shoot the bull slang
a. to pass time talking lightly
b. to boast or exaggerate
11. take the bull by the horns to face and tackle a difficulty without shirking
adj
12. (Zoology) male; masculine: a bull elephant.
13. large; strong
vb
14. (Stock Exchange) (tr) to raise or attempt to raise the price or prices of (a stock market or a security) by speculative buying
15. (Agriculture) (intr) (of a cow) to be on heat
16. (intr) slang US to talk lightly or foolishly
[Old English bula, from Old Norse boli; related to Middle Low German bulle, Middle Dutch bolle]

bull

(bʊl)
n
a ludicrously self-contradictory or inconsistent statement. Also called: Irish bull
[C17: of uncertain origin]

bull

(bʊl)
n
(Roman Catholic Church) a formal document issued by the pope, written in antiquated characters and often sealed with a leaden bulla
[C13: from Medieval Latin bulla seal attached to a bull, from Latin: round object]

Bull

(bʊl)
n
(Astrology) the Bull the constellation Taurus, the second sign of the zodiac

Bull

(bʊl)
n
1. (Biography) John. 1563–1628, English composer and organist
2. See John Bull

bull1

(bʊl)
n.
1. the male of a bovine mammal, esp. of the genus Bos, with sexual organs intact and capable of reproduction.
2. the male of certain other animals, as the elephant and moose.
3. a large, solidly built person.
4. a person who believes that stock prices will increase (opposed to bear).
5. (cap.) Taurus.
6. a bulldog.
7. Slang. a police officer.
adj.
8. male.
9. pertaining to or resembling a bull, as in size or strength.
10. marked by rising prices, esp. of stocks: a bull market.
v.t.
11. to accomplish by forcing or shoving: to bull one's way through a crowd.
Idioms:
take the bull by the horns, to attack a difficult or risky problem fearlessly.
[1150–1200; Middle English bule, Old English bula; akin to Old Norse boli; see bullock]
bull′-like`, adj.

bull2

(bʊl)

n.
a formal papal document having a bulla attached.
[1250–1300; Middle English bulle < Anglo-French < Medieval Latin bulla seal; see bulla]

bull3

(bʊl) Slang.
n.
1. exaggerations; lies; nonsense.
v.i.
2. to engage in foolish or exaggerated talk.
v.t.
3. to try to fool or impress by lies or exaggeration.
[1600–10; taken as euphemism for bullshit]

Bull

(bʊl)

n.
John, John Bull.

bull.

bulletin.

bull


Past participle: bulled
Gerund: bulling

Imperative
bull
bull
Present
I bull
you bull
he/she/it bulls
we bull
you bull
they bull
Preterite
I bulled
you bulled
he/she/it bulled
we bulled
you bulled
they bulled
Present Continuous
I am bulling
you are bulling
he/she/it is bulling
we are bulling
you are bulling
they are bulling
Present Perfect
I have bulled
you have bulled
he/she/it has bulled
we have bulled
you have bulled
they have bulled
Past Continuous
I was bulling
you were bulling
he/she/it was bulling
we were bulling
you were bulling
they were bulling
Past Perfect
I had bulled
you had bulled
he/she/it had bulled
we had bulled
you had bulled
they had bulled
Future
I will bull
you will bull
he/she/it will bull
we will bull
you will bull
they will bull
Future Perfect
I will have bulled
you will have bulled
he/she/it will have bulled
we will have bulled
you will have bulled
they will have bulled
Future Continuous
I will be bulling
you will be bulling
he/she/it will be bulling
we will be bulling
you will be bulling
they will be bulling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bulling
you have been bulling
he/she/it has been bulling
we have been bulling
you have been bulling
they have been bulling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bulling
you will have been bulling
he/she/it will have been bulling
we will have been bulling
you will have been bulling
they will have been bulling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bulling
you had been bulling
he/she/it had been bulling
we had been bulling
you had been bulling
they had been bulling
Conditional
I would bull
you would bull
he/she/it would bull
we would bull
you would bull
they would bull
Past Conditional
I would have bulled
you would have bulled
he/she/it would have bulled
we would have bulled
you would have bulled
they would have bulled

bull

A speculator on the Stock Exchange who buys expecting prices to rise. Compare bear.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bull - uncastrated adult male of domestic cattlebull - uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle
horn - one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates
Bos taurus, cattle, cows, kine, oxen - domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age; "so many head of cattle"; "wait till the cows come home"; "seven thin and ill-favored kine"- Bible; "a team of oxen"
bullock - young bull
2.bull - a large and strong and heavyset man; "he was a bull of a man"; "a thick-skinned bruiser ready to give as good as he got"
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
3.bull - obscene words for unacceptable behavior; "I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk"; "what he said was mostly bull"
bunkum, guff, hogwash, buncombe, rot, bunk - unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)
dirty word, vulgarism, obscenity, smut, filth - an offensive or indecent word or phrase
4.bull - a serious and ludicrous blunder; "he made a bad bull of the assignment"
blooper, blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, flub, foul-up, fuckup, pratfall, bloomer - an embarrassing mistake
5.bull - uncomplimentary terms for a policemanbull - uncomplimentary terms for a policeman
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
police officer, policeman, officer - a member of a police force; "it was an accident, officer"
6.bull - an investor with an optimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to rise and so buys now for resale later
investor - someone who commits capital in order to gain financial returns
bear - an investor with a pessimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to fall and so sells now in order to buy later at a lower price
7.Bull - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Taurus
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
astrology, star divination - a pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon
8.Bull - the second sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about April 20 to May 20
9.bull - the center of a target
target, mark - a reference point to shoot at; "his arrow hit the mark"
midpoint, centre, center - a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure
10.bull - a formal proclamation issued by the pope (usually written in antiquated characters and sealed with a leaden bulla)
decree, fiat, edict, rescript, order - a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there"
11.bull - mature male of various mammals of which the female is called `cow'; e.g. whales or elephants or especially cattle
eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal - mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
Verb1.bull - push or force; "He bulled through his demands"
push, bear on - press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action; "He pushed her to finish her doctorate"
2.bull - try to raise the price of stocks through speculative buying
investing, investment - the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit
bull - advance in price; "stocks were bulling"
job, speculate - invest at a risk; "I bought this house not because I want to live in it but to sell it later at a good price, so I am speculating"
3.bull - speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths; "The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it"
dissemble, feign, pretend, sham, affect - make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"
4.bull - advance in price; "stocks were bulling"
go up, rise, climb - increase in value or to a higher point; "prices climbed steeply"; "the value of our house rose sharply last year"
bull - try to raise the price of stocks through speculative buying

bull

noun
Related words
adjective taurine

bull 1

noun
1. Slang. A member of a law-enforcement agency:
Informal: cop, law.
Slang: copper, flatfoot, fuzz, gendarme, heat, man (often uppercase).
Chiefly British: bobby, constable, peeler.
2. Slang. Something that does not have or make sense:
Informal: tommyrot.

bull 2

noun
A stupid, clumsy mistake:
Informal: blooper, boner.
Slang: bloomer, goof.
Translations
ثَوْرثَوْر، ذَكَرُ الفيلنُقْطَةُ الهَدف، مَرْكِزُ التَّصويب
býkstřed terče
tyrcentrumfuldtræfferhanlige i øjet
bullahärkäkoirassinettisonni
bik
bika
miîdepill í skotmarkinaut, tarfur
雄牛
황소
taurus
bulių kovabuliusjautisjautukaskorida
bullismērķa centrstēviņš
taur
býk
bikbula
tjurbullahanehaussesnut
วัวตัวผู้
boğaerkekhedefin ortası
bò đực

bull

1 [bʊl]
A. N
1. (Zool) → toro m; (= male) [of elephant, seal] → macho m
like a bull in a china shopcomo un elefante en una cristalería
to take the bull by the hornscoger or (LAm) agarrar el toro por los cuernos
see also red A1
2. (Fin) → alcista mf
3. (= nonsense) → sandeces fpl, chorradas fpl (Sp)
to talk a lot of bulldecir sandeces, decir chorradas (Sp)
4. (Mil) → trabajos mpl rutinarios
B. ADJ (Zool) → macho
C. VT (Fin) to bull the markethacer subir el mercado comprando acciones especulativamente
D. CPD bull bars NPL (Aut) → defensa fsing (delantera or frontal)
bull calf N (Zool) → becerro m
bull dyke N (pej) → camionera f
bull market N (Fin) → mercado m en alza or alcista
bull neck Ncuello m de toro
bull terrier Nbulterrier m

bull

2 [bʊl] N (Rel) → bula f

bull

[ˈbʊl] n
(= animal) → taureau m
to be like a bull in a china shop → être comme un éléphant dans un magasin de porcelaine
to take the bull by the horns → prendre le taureau par les cornes bull elephant
(= person) (STOCK EXCHANGE)haussier m
(= statement by Pope) → bulle fbull bar npare-buffle(s) m

bull

:
bullfight
nStierkampf m
bullfighter
bullfighting
nStierkampf m; bull is …der Stierkampf ist …
bullfinch
nDompfaff m, → Gimpel m
bullfrog
nOchsenfrosch m
bullheaded
adj persondickköpfig
bullhorn
n (US) → Megafon nt, → Megaphon nt

bull

:
bullpen
n (US inf)
(Baseball) (= area) Bereich in dem sich Einwechsel-Werfer aufwärmen (= players)Einwechsel-Werfer pl, → Einwechsel-Pitcher pl
(= office)Großraumbüro nt
(= cell)Sammelzelle f
bullring
bull’s-eye
n
(of target)Scheibenmittelpunkt mor -zentrum nt; (= hit)Schuss mins Schwarze or Zentrum; (in darts) → Bull’s eye nt; (in archery) → Mouche f; to get a or hit the bull (lit, fig)ins Schwarze treffen; bull! (lit, fig)genau getroffen!, ein Schuss ins Schwarze!
bullshit (sl)
n (lit)Kuhscheiße f (vulg); (fig)Scheiß m (inf)
interjach Quatsch (inf); bull, of course you canred keinen Scheiß, klar kannst du das (inf)
viScheiß erzählen (inf)
vt to bull somebodyjdm Scheiß erzählen (inf); he bullted his way out of troubleer hat sich ganz großkotzig aus der Affäre gezogen (inf)
bullshitter
n (sl)Dummschwätzer(in) m(f) (inf)
bull terrier
nBullterrier m
bullwhip

bull

1
n
Stier m; (for breeding) → Bulle m; to take or seize the bull by the horns (fig)den Stier bei den Hörnern packen; like a bull in a china shop (inf)wie ein Elefant im Porzellanladen (inf); with a neck like a bullstiernackig
(= male of elephant, whale etc)Bulle m; a bull elephantein Elefantenbulle m; bull calfBullenkalb nt
(St Ex) → Haussier m, → Haussespekulant(in) m(f)
(Brit Mil sl) → Drill mund Routine f
(inf: = nonsense) → Unsinn m, → Quatsch m (inf)
vi (St Ex) → auf Hausse spekulieren
vt (St Ex) stocks, shareshochtreiben; to bull the marketdie Kurse hochtreiben

bull

2
n (Eccl) → Bulle f

bull

1 [bʊl] n
a.toro; (male of elephant, seal) → maschio
like a bull in a china shop → come un elefante
to take the bull by the horns (fig) → prendere il toro per le corna
b. (Stock Exchange) → rialzista m/f

bull

2 [bʊl] n (Rel) → bolla (papale)

bull

(bul) noun
1. the male of the ox family and of the whale, walrus, elephant etc.
2. a bull's-eye.
ˈbullock (-lək) noun
1. a young bull.
2. a castrated bull, an ox, often used to pull bullock carts.
ˈbullfight noun
in Spain etc a fight between a bull and men on horseback and on foot.
ˈbullfighter noun
ˈbullring noun
the enclosed area where a bullfight takes place.
ˈbull's-eye noun
the centre of a target, especially in archery, darts etc.

bull

ثَوْر býk tyr Stier ταύρος toro härkä taureau bik toro 雄牛 황소 stier okse byk touro бык tjur วัวตัวผู้ boğa bò đực 公牛
References in classic literature ?
Yo'--yo' giant yo'--yo' may be strong laik a bull, but ya' ain't got as much sense as mah mule, Boomerang
Blackstone, the first settler of the peninsula; that half mythological personage who rides through our early annals, seated on the back of a bull.
The grinning landlord, as well as the boarders, seemed amazingly tickled at the sudden friendship which had sprung up between me and Queequeg -- especially as Peter Coffin's cock and bull stories about him had previously so much alarmed me concerning the very person whom I now companied with.
Do you believe that cock and bull story about his having been stowed away on board ship?
Another bugle blast - the gate flies open, the bull plunges in, furious, trembling, blinking in the blinding light, and stands there, a magnificent creature, centre of those multitudinous and admiring eyes, brave, ready for battle, his attitude a challenge.
What a red rag is to a bull, Turner's "Slave Ship" was to me, before I studied art.
Up-stream boats didn't generly come close to us; they go out and follow the bars and hunt for easy water under the reefs; but nights like this they bull right up the channel against the whole river.
Harbison owned a slave named Bull, Tom would have spoken of him as "Harbison's Bull," but a son or a dog of that name was "Bull Harbison.
They'll crack old Tony on the skull, And preach and roar like Bashan bull, Or braying ass, of mischief full, Then seize old Jacob by the wool, And pull for heavenly union.
Look here; to gain some real affection from you, or Miss Temple, or any other whom I truly love, I would willingly submit to have the bone of my arm broken, or to let a bull toss me, or to stand behind a kicking horse, and let it dash its hoof at my chest--"
The brisk fire of questioning to which he was exposed, elicited from him that he was thinking of an animal, a live animal, rather a disagreeable animal, a savage animal, an animal that growled and grunted sometimes, and talked sometimes, and lived in London, and walked about the streets, and wasn't made a show of, and wasn't led by anybody, and didn't live in a menagerie, and was never killed in a market, and was not a horse, or an ass, or a cow, or a bull, or a tiger, or a dog, or a pig, or a cat, or a bear.
before them stood a buffalo, a bull who lowed fiercely and sniffed the air.