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Noun: bull  bûl
  1. Uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle
  2. A large and strong and heavyset man
    "he was a bull of a man";
    - bruiser, strapper, Samson
  3. [vulgar] Obscene word for unacceptable behaviour
    "what he said was mostly bull"; "I put up with a lot of Irish bull from that jerk";
  4. A serious and ludicrous blunder
    "he made a bad bull of the assignment"
  5. Uncomplimentary term for a policeman
    - cop, copper [Brit], pig, peeler [Brit, archaic], rozzer [Brit], fed [Brit]
  6. An investor with an optimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to rise and so buys now for resale later
  7. The centre of a target
    - bull's eye
  8. A formal proclamation issued by the pope (usually written in antiquated characters and sealed with a leaden bulla)
    - papal bull
  9. Mature male of various mammals of which the female is called 'cow'; e.g. whales, elephants or especially cattle
Verb: bull  bûl
  1. Push or force
    "He bulled through his demands";
    - bull through
  2. (investing) try to raise the price of stocks through speculative buying
  3. Speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths
    - talk through one's hat, fake
  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: bulled, bulls, bulling

Type of: adult male, affect, applesauce, bear on, bloomer, blooper [N. Amer], blue [Austral, NZ], blunder, boner [N. Amer, informal], boob [Brit, informal], boo-boo [informal], Bos taurus, botch, buncombe, bungle, bunk, bunkum, cattle, center [Brit, US], centre [Brit, Cdn], climb, codswallop [Brit], cows, decree, dissemble, edict, eutherian, eutherian mammal, falderal, feign, fiat, flapdoodle [N. Amer], flub [N. Amer], folderol, foul-up, go up, goof, guff, hogwash, house, individual, investor, jive [N. Amer], job, junk, kine [archaic], man, mansion, midpoint [Brit], mortal, nonsense, officer, order, oxen, person, placental, placental mammal, planetary house, police officer, policeman, pratfall, pretend, push, rescript, rhubarb [Brit], rise, rot, rubbish, sham, sign, sign of the zodiac, somebody, someone, soul, speculate, star sign, trash, tripe, trumpery [archaic], wish-wash

Antonym: bear

Part of: mark, target

Encyclopedia: Bull, George