Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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

I love those hockey moms. You know what they say the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull is? Lipstick.
Sarah Palin

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

All dogs can become aggressive, but the difference between an aggressive Chihuahua and an aggressive pit bull is that the pit bull can do more damage. That's why it's important to make sure you are a hundred percent ready for the responsibility if you own a 'power' breed, like a pit bull, German shepherd, or Rottweiler.
Cesar Millan

You never hear about a pit bull doing anything good in the media. And they have a stigma to them... and, in many ways, pit bulls are like young African-American males. Whenever you see us in the news, it's for getting shot and killed or shooting and killing somebody - for being a stereotype.
Ryan Coogler

Stock market corrections, although painful at the time, are actually a very healthy part of the whole mechanism, because there are always speculative excesses that develop, particularly during the long bull market.
Ron Chernow
More "Bull" Quotations

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
Copyright © 2001 - 2014 BrainyQuote