bull


bull
bull
bull1 [bool]
n.
[ME bole < OE bula, a steer; akin to ON boli, Ger bulle < IE base * bhel-: see BALL1]
1. the adult male of any bovine animal, as the ox, buffalo, etc.
2. the adult male of certain other large animals, as the elephant, elk, moose, walrus, whale, etc.
3. a person who buys stocks or securities in the expectation that their prices will rise, or who seeks to bring about such a rise, in order to sell them at a profit: opposed to BEAR2 (sense 3)
4. a person regarded as like a bull in size, strength, etc.
5. a bulldog
6. Slang a policeman or detective
7. short for Slang BULLSHIT
vt.
1. to make (one's way) with driving force
2. Slang to bluff, as with insincere talk
vi.
Slang to talk foolishly, insincerely, etc.
adj.
1. male
2. like a bull in size, strength, etc.
3. rising in price [a bull market]
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☆ shoot the bull
Slang to talk idly
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take the bull by the horns
to deal boldly with a danger or difficulty
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the Bull
Taurus, the constellation and second sign of the zodiac
bull2 [bool]
n.
[ME & OFr bulle < LL bulla, a seal < L, anything round, knob, bubble: for IE base see BIG]
1. BULLA (sense 1)
2. an official document, edict, or decree, esp. one from the pope
bull3 [bool]
n.
[< ? ME bul, trickery, lie]
a ludicrously illogical or incongruous mistake in statement (Ex.: I'm glad I hate onions because if I liked onions, I'd eat them, and I can't stand onions)
bull4
abbrev.
bulletin

English World dictionary. . 2014.

Synonyms:
(usually of bovine animals) / (issued by the Pope), / (involving a contradiction), / / ,


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