Definition of Bull

1. Noun. Uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle.

Terms within: Horn
Generic synonyms: Bos Taurus, Cattle, Cows, Kine, Oxen
Specialized synonyms: Bullock

2. Verb. Push or force. "He bulled through his demands"
Exact synonyms: Bull Through
Generic synonyms: Bear On, Push

3. Noun. A large and strong and heavyset man. "A thick-skinned bruiser ready to give as good as he got"
Exact synonyms: Bruiser, Samson, Strapper
Generic synonyms: Adult Male, Man
Derivative terms: Bruise

4. Verb. Try to raise the price of stocks through speculative buying.
Category relationships: Investing, Investment
Generic synonyms: Job, Speculate

5. Noun. Obscene words for unacceptable behavior. "What he said was mostly bull"
Exact synonyms: Bullshit, Crap, Dogshit, Horseshit, Irish Bull, Shit
Generic synonyms: Buncombe, Bunk, Bunkum, Guff, Hogwash, Rot
Language type: Dirty Word, Filth, Obscenity, Smut, Vulgarism
Derivative terms: Bullshit, Crappy

6. Verb. Speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths. "The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it"
Exact synonyms: Bullshit, Fake, Talk Through One's Hat
Generic synonyms: Affect, Dissemble, Feign, Pretend, Sham
Derivative terms: Bullshit, Fake, Faker

7. Noun. A serious and ludicrous blunder. "He made a bad bull of the assignment"

8. Verb. Advance in price. "Stocks were bulling"
Generic synonyms: Climb, Go Up, Rise

9. Noun. Uncomplimentary terms for a policeman.
Exact synonyms: Cop, Copper, Fuzz, Pig
Language type: Colloquialism
Generic synonyms: Officer, Police Officer, Policeman
Derivative terms: Cop

10. Noun. An investor with an optimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to rise and so buys now for resale later.
Generic synonyms: Investor
Antonyms: Bear

11. Noun. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Taurus.
Exact synonyms: Taurus
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Category relationships: Astrology, Star Divination

12. Noun. The second sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about April 20 to May 20.

13. Noun. The center of a target.
Exact synonyms: Bull's Eye
Group relationships: Mark, Target
Generic synonyms: Center, Centre, Midpoint

14. Noun. A formal proclamation issued by the pope (usually written in antiquated characters and sealed with a leaden bulla).
Exact synonyms: Papal Bull
Generic synonyms: Decree, Edict, Fiat, Order, Rescript

15. Noun. Mature male of various mammals of which the female is called 'cow'; e.g. whales or elephants or especially cattle.

Definition of Bull

1. n. The male of any species of cattle (Bovidæ); hence, the male of any large quadruped, as the elephant; also, the male of the whale.

2. a. Of or pertaining to a bull; resembling a bull; male; large; fierce.

3. v. i. To be in heat; to manifest sexual desire as cows do.

4. v. t. To endeavor to raise the market price of; as, to bull railroad bonds; to bull stocks; to bull Lake Shore; to endeavor to raise prices in; as, to bull the market. See 1st Bull, n., 4.

5. n. A seal. See Bulla.

Definition of Bull

1. Noun. The uncastrated adult male of domesticated cattle or oxen. ¹

2. Noun. The adult male of certain large mammals, such as whales, elephants and seals. ¹

3. Noun. A large, strong man. ¹

4. Noun. (finance) An investor who buys (commodities or securities) in anticipation of a rise in prices. ¹

5. Noun. (slang) A policeman. ¹

6. Noun. (slang Philadelphia) A male person. ¹

7. Adjective. Large and strong, like a bull. ¹

8. Adjective. Of large mammals, male. ¹

9. Adjective. (finance) Of a market in which prices are rising (compare bear) ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive) To force oneself (in a particular direction). ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive) To lie, to tell untruths. ¹

12. Verb. (''British military'') To polish boots to a high shine. ¹

13. Noun. A papal bull, an official document or edict from the Pope. ¹

14. Noun. A seal affixed to a document, especially a document from the Pope. ¹

15. Verb. (dated 17th century) to publish in a Papal bull ¹

16. Noun. A lie. ¹

17. Noun. (euphemistic informal) Nonsense. ¹

18. Verb. to mock, cheat ¹

19. Noun. (context: 16th century obsolete) a bubble ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bull

1. to push ahead [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Bull

1. Of or pertaining to a bull; resembling a bull; male; large; fierce. Bull bat, the pine snake of the United States. Bull stag, a castrated bull. See Stag. Bull wheel, a wheel, or drum, on which a rope is wound for lifting heavy articles, as logs, the tools in well boring, etc. 1. A seal. See Bulla. 2. A letter, edict, or respect, of the pope, written in Gothic characters on rough parchment, sealed with a bulla, and dated "a die Incarnationis," i. E, "from the day of the Incarnation." See Apostolical brief, under Brief. "A fresh bull of Leo's had declared how inflexible the court of Rome was in the point of abuses." (Atterbury) 3. A grotesque blunder in language; an apparent congruity, but real incongruity, of ideas, contained in a form of expression; so called, perhaps, from the apparent incongruity between the dictatorial nature of the pope's bulls and his professions of humility. "And whereas the papist boasts himself to be a Roman Catholic, it is a mere contradiction, one of the pope's bulls, as if he should say universal particular; a Catholic schimatic." (Milton) The Golden Bull, an edict or imperial constitution made by the emperor Charles IV. (1356), containing what became the fundamental law of the German empire; so called from its golden seal. Synonym: See Blunder. Origin: OE. Bulle, fr. L. Bulla bubble, stud, knob, LL, a seal or stamp: cf. F. Bulle. Cf. Bull a writing, Bowl a ball, Boil. 1. The male of any species of cattle (Bovidae); hence, the male of any large quadruped, as the elephant; also, the male of the whale. The wild bull of the Old Testament is thought to be the oryx, a large species of antelope. 2. One who, or that which, resembles a bull in character or action. 3. Taurus, the second of the twelve signs of the zodiac. A constellation of the zodiac between Aries and Gemini. It contains the Pleiades. "At last from Aries rolls the bounteous sun, And the bright Bull receives him." (Thomson) 4. One who operates in expectation of a rise in the price of stocks, or in order to effect such a rise. See 4th Bear. Bull baiting, the practice of baiting bulls, or rendering them furious, as by setting dogs to attack them. John Bull, a humorous name for the English, collectively; also, an Englishman. "Good-looking young John Bull." . To take the bull by the horns, to grapple with a difficulty instead of avoiding it. Origin: OE. Bule, bul, bole; akin to D. Bul, G. Bulle, Icel. Boli, Lith. Bullus, Lett. Bollis, Russ. Vol'; prob. Fr. The root of AS. Bellan, E. Bellow. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bull

bulkhead
bulkhead line
bulkheads
bulkie roll
bulkie rolls
bulkier
bulkiest
bulkily
bulkiness
bulkinesses
bulking
bulks
bulksome
bulkwise
bulky
bull's-eye
bull's-eye maculopathy
bull's eye
bull's eyes
bull's nose
bull-bar
bull-bitch
bull-bitches
bull-dyke
bull-fighting
bull-horn
bull-like
bull-necked

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