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bull

noun

1 bull

Uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle.

Roget 797: merchant, trader, dealer, monger, chandler, salesman; changer; regrater; shopkeeper, shopman; tradesman, tradespeople, tradesfolk.    ... show more

Roget 741: command, order, ordinance, act, fiat, hukm, bidding, dictum, hest, behest, call, beck, nod.    despatch, ... show more

Roget 568: solecism; bad grammar, false grammar, faulty grammar; slip of the pen, slip of the tongue; lapsus linguae [Lat.]; slipslop; bull; barbarism, impropriety.   

Roget 497: absurdity, absurdness etc. adj.; imbecility etc. 499; alogy, nonsense, utter nonsense; paradox, inconsistency; stultiloquy, ... show more

Roget 495: error, fallacy; misconception, misapprehension, misstanding, misunderstanding; inexactness etc. adj.; laxity; misconstruction etc. (misinterpretation) 523; ... show more

Roget 373: man, male, he, him; manhood etc. (adolescence) 131; gentleman, sir, master; sahib; yeoman, wight, ... show more

Roget 799a: stock market, stock exchange, securities exchange; bourse, board; the big board, the New York Stock Exchange; the market, the open market; over-the-counter market; privately traded issues.    commodities exchange, futures exchange, ... show more

Dutch: bul, stier
Polish: byk



2 bull

A large and strong and heavyset man:
— He was a bull of a man.

synonyms: bruiser, Samson, strapper.

Dutch: mannetjesputter, ruwe vechtersbaas, Simson
Polish: byk, chłop jak dąb, kawał chłopa

3 bull

Obscene words for unacceptable behavior:
— I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk.
— What he said was mostly bull.

synonyms: bullshit, crap, dogshit, horseshit, Irish bull, shit.

Dutch: bullshit, gelul, onzin

4 bull

A serious and ludicrous blunder.

5 bull

Uncomplimentary terms for a policeman.

synonyms: cop, copper, fuzz, pig.

Roget 366: animal, animal kingdom; fauna; brute creation.    beast, brute, creature, critter [U.S.]; wight, created being; creeping thing, living thing; dumb animal, ... show more

Dutch: agent, champetter, diender, flic, flik, gerechtsdienaar, glimmerik, juut, klabak, koddebeier ... show more
Polish: glina, gliniarz, pies

6 bull

An investor with an optimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to rise and so buys now for resale later.

Dutch: flik, kolos
Polish: byk

7 Bull

astrology A person who is born while the sun is in Taurus.

synonym: Taurus.

Dutch: Stier
Polish: byk

8 Bull

The second sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about April 20 to May 20.

synonyms: Taurus, Taurus the Bull.

Dutch: Stier, stier
Polish: Byk

9 bull

The center of a target.

synonym: bull's eye.

10 bull

A formal proclamation issued by the pope (usually written in antiquated characters and sealed with a leaden bulla).

synonym: papal bull.

Polish: bulla

11 bull

Mature male of various mammals of which the female is called `cow'; e.g. whales or elephants or especially cattle.

verb

1 bull

Push or force:
— He bulled through his demands.

synonym: bull through.

Dutch: stieren

2 bull

Try to raise the price of stocks through speculative buying.

3 bull

Speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths.

synonyms: bullshit, fake, talk through one's hat.

4 bull

Advance in price.


Moby thesaurus: Brahman, Dogberry, Indian buffalo, Irish bull, John Law, Pastoral Epistle, aerogram, air letter, airgraph, anacoluthon, andric, appointment, assault, aurochs, babble, balderdash, balls, baloney, bear, bear the market ... show more.

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