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English noun: bull

1. bull (animal) uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle


Broader (hypernym)Bos taurus, cattle, cows, kine, oxen


Narrower (hyponym)bullock


Part holonymhorn

2. bull (person) a large and strong and heavyset man


SamplesHe was a bull of a man.
A thick-skinned bruiser ready to give as good as he got.


Synonymsbruiser, Samson, strapper


Broader (hypernym)adult male, man

3. bull (communication) obscene words for unacceptable behavior


SamplesI put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk.
What he said was mostly bull.


Synonymsbullshit, crap, dogshit, horseshit, Irish bull, shit


Broader (hypernym)buncombe, bunk, bunkum, guff, hogwash, rot


Domain usagedirty word, filth, obscenity, smut, vulgarism

4. bull (act) a serious and ludicrous blunder


SamplesHe made a bad bull of the assignment.


Broader (hypernym)bloomer, blooper, blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, flub, foul-up, fuckup, pratfall

5. bull (person) uncomplimentary terms for a policeman


Synonymscop, copper, fuzz, pig


Broader (hypernym)officer, police officer, policeman


Domain usagecolloquialism

6. bull (person) an investor with an optimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to rise and so buys now for resale later


Broader (hypernym)investor


Antonymsbear

7. Bull (person) (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Taurus


SynonymsTaurus


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Domain categoryastrology, star divination

8. Bull (location) the second sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about April 20 to May 20


SynonymsTaurus, Taurus the Bull


Instance hypernymhouse, mansion, planetary house, sign, sign of the zodiac, star sign

9. bull (location) the center of a target


Synonymsbull's eye


Broader (hypernym)center, centre, midpoint


Part meronymmark, target

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


Synonymspapal bull


Broader (hypernym)decree, edict, fiat, order, rescript

11. bull (animal) mature male of various mammals of which the female is called `cow'; e.g. whales or elephants or especially cattle


Broader (hypernym)eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal


English verb: bull

1. bull (social) push or force


SamplesHe bulled through his demands.


Synonymsbull through


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)bear on, push

2. bull (possession) try to raise the price of stocks through speculative buying


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)job, speculate


Verb groupbull


Domain categoryinvesting, investment

3. bull (communication) speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths


SamplesThe politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it.


Synonymsbullshit, fake, talk through one's hat


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s on something


Broader (hypernym)affect, dissemble, feign, pretend, sham

4. bull (change) advance in price


SamplesStocks were bulling.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)climb, go up, rise


Verb groupbull









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