bull

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1bull

noun \ˈbl, ˈbəl\

Definition of BULL

1
a :  a male bovine; especially :  an adult uncastrated male domestic bovine
b :  a usually adult male of various large animals (as elephants, whales, or seals)
2
:  one who buys securities or commodities in expectation of a price rise or who acts to effect such a rise — compare bear
3
:  one that resembles a bull (as in brawny physique)
4
:  bulldog
6
capitalized :  taurus

Origin of BULL

Middle English bule, from Old English bula; akin to Old Norse boli bull
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Mammals Terms

dormouse, dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole

Rhymes with BULL

2bull

adjective

Definition of BULL

1
a :  of or relating to a bull
b :  male <a bull calf>
c :  suggestive of a bull
2
:  large of its kind <a bull lathe>

First Known Use of BULL

13th century

Other Mammals Terms

dormouse, dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole

3bull

verb

Definition of BULL

intransitive verb
:  to advance forcefully
transitive verb
1
:  to act on with violence
2
:  force <bulled his way through the crowd>

First Known Use of BULL

1884

4bull

noun

Definition of BULL

1
:  a solemn papal letter sealed with a bulla or with a red-ink imprint of the device on the bulla
2
:  edict, decree

Origin of BULL

Middle English bulle, from Medieval Latin bulla, from Latin, bubble, amulet
First Known Use: 14th century

5bull

verb

Definition of BULL

transitive verb
slang
:  to fool especially by fast boastful talk
intransitive verb
slang :  to engage in idle and boastful talk

First Known Use of BULL

1609

6bull

noun

Definition of BULL

1
:  a grotesque blunder in language
2
slang :  empty boastful talk
3
slang :  nonsense 2

Origin of BULL

perhaps from obsolete bull to mock
First Known Use: 1640

7bull

abbreviation

Definition of BULL

Other Broadcasting Terms

continuity, dissolve, fade, feed, remote, residual, spike, wipe

Bull

biographical name \ˈbl\

Definition of BULL

Ole \ˈō-lə\ Bornemann 1810–1880 Norw. violinist

Rhymes with BULL

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