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Noun: bull  bûl
  1. Uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle
     
  2. Mature male of various mammals of which the female is called 'cow'; e.g. whales, elephants or especially cattle
     
  3. A large and strong and heavyset man
    "he was a bull of a man";
    - bruiser, strapper, Samson, heavy [informal]
     
  4. [vulgar] Obscene word for unacceptable behaviour
    "what he said was mostly bull";
     
  5. [US, informal] A serious and ludicrous blunder
    "he made a bad bull of the assignment"
     
  6. [US, informal] Uncomplimentary term for a policeman
    - cop [informal], copper [Brit, informal], pig [informal], fed [Brit, informal], bizzy [UK, dialect, informal], rozzer [Brit, informal], peeler [Brit, archaic]
     
  7. An investor with an optimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to rise and so buys now for resale later
     
  8. The centre of a target
    - bull's eye
     
  9. A formal proclamation issued by the pope (usually written in antiquated characters and sealed with a leaden bulla)
    - papal bull
     
  10. [slang] Statements or beliefs that are untrue or make no sense
    - bunk [informal], bunkum [informal], buncombe [informal], guff [informal], rot [informal], hogwash [informal], Irish bull [slang], junk [informal], nonsense, rhubarb [Brit, informal], jive [N. Amer, informal], flapdoodle [N. Amer, informal], bilge [informal], folderol, rubbish [informal], tripe [informal], trumpery [archaic], trash [informal], wish-wash [informal], applesauce [N. Amer, informal], codswallop [Brit, informal], falderal
Verb: bull  bûl
  1. [informal] Push or force
    "He bulled through his demands";
    - bull through
     
  2. (investing) try to raise the price of stocks through speculative buying
     
  3. [informal] Speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths
    - talk through one's hat [informal], fake [US, informal]
     
  4. Advance in price
    "stocks were bulling"
Noun: Bull  bûl
  1. The second sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about April 20 to May 20
    - Taurus, Taurus the Bull
     
  2. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Taurus
    - Taurus, Taurean

Derived forms: bulls, bulled, bulling

Type of: adult male, affect, bear on, bloomer [informal], blooper [N. Amer, informal], blue [Austral, NZ, informal], blunder, bobby [Brit, informal], boner [N. Amer, informal], boob [Brit, informal], boo-boo [informal], Bos taurus, botch, bozo [N. Amer, informal], bungle, cat [N. Amer, informal], cattle, center [US], centre [Brit, Cdn], chappie [Brit, informal], climb, cows, decree, dissemble, drivel, edict, eutherian, eutherian mammal, feign, fiat, flub [N. Amer, informal], foul-up, garbage, geezer [Brit, informal], go up, goof [informal], guy [informal], hombre [N. Amer, informal], house, individual, investor, job, kine [archaic], man, mansion, midpoint, mortal, officer, order, oxen, person, placental, placental mammal, planetary house, plod [Brit, informal], police officer, policeman, pratfall [informal], pretend, push, rescript, rise, sham, sign, sign of the zodiac, sod [Brit, informal], somebody, someone, soul, speculate, star sign

Antonym: bear

Part of: mark, target

Encyclopedia: Bull, John