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Definition of Bull

Bull

  1. The male of any species of cattle (Bovidae); hence, the male of any large quadruped, as the elephant; also, the male of the whale.
  2. One who, or that which, resembles a bull in character or action.
  3. Taurus, the second of the twelve signs of the zodiac.
  4. A constellation of the zodiac between Aries and Gemini. It contains the Pleiades.
  5. 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.
  6. Of or pertaining to a bull; resembling a bull; male; large; fierce.
  7. To be in heat; to manifest sexual desire as cows do.
  8. 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.
  9. A seal. See Bulla.
  10. 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 Brief.
  11. 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.

Bull Quotations

If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull.
W. C. Fields

In rising financial markets, the world is forever new. The bull or optimist has no eyes for past or present, but only for the future, where streams of revenue play in his imagination.
James Buchan

A picador is the guy in a bullfight who helps make sure the matador doesn't get killed by distracting the bull. That's what TV writing is. You're just distracting the bull long enough to stick around for the next set of commercials.
Christopher Lloyd

I'd go at anyone. I took all of my brothers' bull. It made me who I am.
Rob Gronkowski

When launching a product called an Energy Drink and named Red Bull, a product that stimulates body and mind, it is a short step to the roots where Red Bull came from. We have been doing this for 20 years - now it's called adventure sports, extreme sports, and outdoor sports.
Dietrich Mateschitz
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Bull Translations

bull in Afrikaans is bul
bull in Danish is tyr
bull in Dutch is stier
bull in French is taureau
bull in German is Stier, Stier, drill, hochtreiben
bull in Hungarian is bika, bulla
bull in Italian is toro
bull in Portuguese is touro
bull in Spanish is toro
bull in Swedish is tjur
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