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Meaning of BULL

Pronunciation:  bûl, bûl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a serious and ludicrous blunder; "he made a bad bull of the assignment"
  2. [n]  mature male of various mammals of which the female is called `cow'; e.g. whales or elephants or especially cattle
  3. [n]  uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle
  4. [n]  unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements); "I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk"; "what he said was mostly bull"
  5. [n]  a formal proclamation issued by the pope (usually written in antiquated characters and sealed with a leaden bulla)
  6. [n]  the center of a target
  7. [n]  the second sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about April 20 to May 20
  8. [n]  (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Taurus
  9. [n]  a large and strong and heavyset man; "he was a bull of a man"; "a thick-skinned bruiser ready to give as good as he got"
  10. [n]  an investor with an optimistic market outlook
  11. [n]  (informal) uncomplimentary terms for a policeman
  12. [v]  advance in price, as of stocks
  13. [v]  talk through one's hat; "The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it"
  14. [v]  try to raise the price of stocks through speculative buying
  15. [v]  push or force; "He bulled through his demands"

BULL is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bruiser, bull through, bull's eye, bullshit, bullshit, buncombe, bunk, bunkum, cop, copper, crap, dogshit, fake, fuzz, guff, hogwash, horseshit, Irish bull, papal bull, pig, rot, Samson, shit, strapper, Taurus, Taurus, Taurus the Bull
 Antonyms: bear
 See Also: adult male, affect, bear on, bloomer, blooper, blunder, boner, boo-boo, Bos taurus, botch, bullock, bungle, cattle, center, centre, climb, cows, decree, dissemble, drivel, edict, eutherian, eutherian mammal, feign, fiat, flub, foul-up, fuckup, go up, horn, house, human, individual, investor, job, kine, man, mansion, mark, midpoint, mortal, officer, order, oxen, person, placental, placental mammal, planetary house, police officer, policeman, pretend, push, rescript, rise, sham, sign, sign of the zodiac, somebody, someone, soul, speculate, star sign, target



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bull\, n. [OE. bule, bul, bole; akin to D. bul, G. bulle,
    Icel. boli, Lith. bullus, Lett. bollis, Russ. vol'; prob. fr.
    the root of AS. bellan, E. bellow.]
    1. (Zo["o]l.) The male of any species of cattle
       ({Bovid[ae]}); hence, the male of any large quadruped, as
       the elephant; also, the male of the whale.
    Note: The wild bull of the Old Testament is thought to be the
          oryx, a large species of antelope.
    2. One who, or that which, resembles a bull in character or
       action. --Ps. xxii. 12.
    3. (Astron.)
       (a) Taurus, the second of the twelve signs of the zodiac.
       (b) A constellation of the zodiac between Aries and
           Gemini. It contains the Pleiades.
                 At last from Aries rolls the bounteous sun, And
                 the bright Bull receives him.     --Thomson.
    4. (Stock Exchange) One who operates in expectation of a rise
       in the price of stocks, or in order to effect such a rise.
       See 4th {Bear}, n., 5.
    {Bull baiting}, the practice of baiting bulls, or rendering
       them furious, as by setting dogs to attack them.
    {John Bull}, a humorous name for the English, collectively;
       also, an Englishman. ``Good-looking young John Bull.''
       --W. D.Howells.
    {To take the bull by the horns}, to grapple with a difficulty
       instead of avoiding it.
  2. \Bull\, a.
    Of or pertaining to a bull; resembling a bull; male; large;
    {Bull bat} (Zo["o]l.), the night hawk; -- so called from the
       loud noise it makes while feeding on the wing, in the
    {Bull calf}.
    (a) A stupid fellow.
    {Bull mackerel} (Zo["o]l.), the chub mackerel.
    {Bull pump} (Mining), a direct single-acting pumping engine,
       in which the steam cylinder is placed above the pump.
    {Bull snake} (Zo["o]l.), the pine snake of the United States.
    {Bull stag}, a castrated bull. See {Stag}.
    {Bull wheel}, a wheel, or drum, on which a rope is wound for
       lifting heavy articles, as logs, the tools in well boring,
  3. \Bull\, v. i.
    To be in heat; to manifest sexual desire as cows do.
  4. \Bull\, v. t. (Stock Exchange)
    To endeavor to raise the market price of; as, to bull
    railroad bonds; to bull stocks; to bull Lake Shore; to
    endeavor to raise prices in; as, to bull the market. See 1st
    {Bull}, n., 4.
  5. \Bull\, n. [OE. bulle, fr. L. bulla bubble, stud, knob,
    LL., a seal or stamp: cf. F. bulle. Cf. {Bull} a writing,
    {Bowl} a ball, {Boil}, v. i.]
    1. A seal. See {Bulla}.
    2. A letter, edict, or respect, of the pope, written in
       Gothic characters on rough parchment, sealed with a bulla,
       and dated ``a die Incarnationis,'' i. e., ``from the day
       of the Incarnation.'' See Apostolical brief, under
             A fresh bull of Leo's had declared how inflexible
             the court of Rome was in the point of abuses.
    3. A grotesque blunder in language; an apparent congruity,
       but real incongruity, of ideas, contained in a form of
       expression; so called, perhaps, from the apparent
       incongruity between the dictatorial nature of the pope's
       bulls and his professions of humility.
             And whereas the papist boasts himself to be a Roman
             Catholic, it is a mere contradiction, one of the
             pope's bulls, as if he should say universal
             particular; a Catholic schimatic.     --Milton.
    {The Golden Bull}, an edict or imperial constitution made by
       the emperor Charles IV. (1356), containing what became the
       fundamental law of the German empire; -- so called from
       its golden seal.
    Syn: See {Blunder}.
Computing Dictionary

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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of a bull, symbolizes stubbornness, strong will, strength, and power. It is time to take some action and be more assertive. Alternatively, it indicates rich, prosperous, and abundant life. Consider the pun, "being bull-headed". May you need to have a little compromise in a situation. Bulls are also symbolic of repressed sexual energies, fertility and virility. Dreaming of an untamed, raging bull represents that your passions may be out of control. The bull may also represent a person in your life who is born under the Taurus sign.
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