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Meaning of bull

bull

Pronunciation: (bool), [key]
— n.
  1. the male of a bovine animal, 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 market prices, esp. of stocks, will increase (opposed to bear).
  5. (cap.)the constellation or sign of Taurus.
  6. a bulldog.
  7. a police officer.
  8. an awkward or clumsy person.
  9. to attack a difficult or risky problem fearlessly.
—adj.
  1. male.
  2. of, pertaining to, or resembling a bull, as in strength.
  3. having to do with or marked by a continuous trend of rising prices, as of stocks: a bull market.
—v.t.
  1. to attempt to raise the price of.
  2. to speculate in, in expectation of a rise in price.
  3. to force; shove: to bull one's way through a crowd.
  4. to ram (a buoy).

bull

Pronunciation: (bool), [key]
— n.
  1. a bulla or seal.
  2. a formal papal document having a bulla attached.

bull

Pronunciation: (bool), [key]
— n. Slang.
  1. exaggerations; lies; nonsense.
  2. to talk aimlessly: We just sat around shooting the bull.

Bull

Pronunciation: (bool), [key]
  1. See

Bull

Pronunciation: (bl), [key]
  1. 1810–80, Norwegian violinist and composer.

bull.

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. bulletin.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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