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bull

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noun \ˈbu̇l, ˈbəl\

Definition of bull

  1. 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. 2 :  one who buys securities or commodities in expectation of a price rise or who acts to effect such a rise — compare bear

  3. 3 :  one that resembles a bull (as in brawny physique)

  4. 4 :  bulldog

  5. 5 slang :  police officer, detective

  6. 6 capitalized :  taurus

Origin and Etymology of bull

Middle English bule, from Old English bula; akin to Old Norse boli bull


First Known Use: before 12th century

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bull

adjective

Definition of bull

  1. 1 a :  of or relating to a bull b :  male <a bull calf> c :  suggestive of a bull

  2. 2 :  large of its kind <a bull lathe>

13th Century

First Known Use of bull

13th century

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bull

verb

Definition of bull

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to advance forcefully

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to act on with violence

  5. 2 :  force <bulled his way through the crowd>

1884

First Known Use of bull

1884


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bull

noun

Definition of bull

  1. 1 :  a solemn papal letter sealed with a bulla or with a red-ink imprint of the device on the bulla

  2. 2 :  edict, decree

Origin and Etymology of bull

Middle English bulle, from Medieval Latin bulla, from Latin, bubble, amulet


First Known Use: 14th century


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bull

verb

Definition of bull

slang

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to fool especially by fast boastful talk

  3. intransitive verb
  4. slang :  to engage in idle and boastful talk

1609

First Known Use of bull

1609


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bull

noun

Definition of bull

  1. 1 :  a grotesque blunder in language

  2. 2 slang :  empty boastful talk

  3. 3 slang :  nonsense 2

Origin and Etymology of bull

perhaps from obsolete bull to mock


First Known Use: 1640


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bull

abbreviation

Definition of bull

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Bull

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biographical name \ˈbu̇l\

Definition of Bull

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



BULL Defined for Kids

bull

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noun \ˈbu̇l\

Definition of bull for Students

  1. :  an adult male ox or an adult male of certain other large animals (as the elephant and the whale)



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