bull: Meaning and Definition of
- the male of a bovine animal, esp. of the genus Bos, with sexual organs intact and capable of reproduction.
- the male of certain other animals, as the elephant and moose.
- a large, solidly built person.
- a person who believes that market prices, esp. of stocks, will increase (opposed to bear).
- (cap.)the constellation or sign of Taurus.
- a bulldog.
- a police officer.
- an awkward or clumsy person.
- to attack a difficult or risky problem fearlessly.
- of, pertaining to, or resembling a bull, as in strength.
- having to do with or marked by a continuous trend of rising prices, as of stocks: a bull market.
- to attempt to raise the price of.
- to speculate in, in expectation of a rise in price.
- to force; shove: to bull one's way through a crowd.
- to ram (a buoy).
- a bulla or seal.
- a formal papal document having a bulla attached.
— n. Slang.
- exaggerations; lies; nonsense.
- to talk aimlessly: We just sat around shooting the bull.
Pronunciation: (bl), [key]
- 1810–80, Norwegian violinist and composer.
- bull (Thesaurus)