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bull at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


Bull at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

John John bull//

bull at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n hoof, horn// ----------//
1 male cow:
2 male animal:
3 take the bull by the horns:
4 nonsense:
5 like a bull in a china shop:
6 like a bull at a gate:
7 religion:
8 centre:
9 business: ----------// [Sense: 1-3, 5-6, 8-9; Origin: Old English bula]// [Sense: 4; Date: 1900-2000; Origin: bullshit]// [Sense: 7; Date: 1200-1300; Language: Medieval Latin; Origin: bulla]//
1 MALE COW: [C] an adult male animal of the cattle family// --a herd of cows with one bull//
2 MALE ANIMAL: [C] the male of some other large animals such as the elephant or whale//
3 take the bull by the horns: to bravely or confidently deal with a difficult, dangerous, or unpleasant problem// --Nora decided to take the bull by the horns and organize things for herself.//
4 NONSENSE: [U] informal nonsense or something that is completely untrue// rubbish// --What a load of bull!//
5 like a bull in a china shop: if you are like a bull in a china shop, you keep knocking things over, dropping things, breaking things etc//
6 like a bull at a gate: if you move somewhere like a bull at a gate, you move there very fast, ignoring everything in your way//
7 RELIGION: [C] an official statement from the Pope//
8 CENTRE: [C] also bullseye // the centre of a target that you are shooting at//
9 BUSINESS: [C] technical someone who buys shares because they expect prices to rise// bear// bull market// cock and bull story at cock1 (4), like a red rag to a bull at red1 (5), shoot the bull at shoot1 (13)//
bull 2 interjection [Date: 1900-2000; Origin: BULL12]// used to say that you do not believe or agree with what someone has said// --Bull! Where did you get that idea?//

Bull at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Norwegian violinist. After training in his native Bergen, he freelanced in Christina (now Oslo) 1828-31. His Paris concerts, which featured Norwegian songs played on a folk violin, won much attention, and he toured Europe and the U.S. for two decades, greatly celebrated. A longtime nationalist, he was brought back home by the revolution of 1848. He helped found the Norwegian Theater in Bergen, and in 1852-53 he established the socialist colony Oleona in Pennsylvania; debts from the failed experiment kept him touring the rest of his life. Much of the music he composed is lost.

bull at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

316 Moby Thesaurus words for "bull":
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, bear upon, beef, beef cattle,
beeves, big, bilge, billet-doux, billy, billy goat, bison, blabber,
blague, blah, blah-blah, blather, blatherskite, blooper,
bluebottle, bluecoat, blunder, boar, bobby, boner, boost, bop,
bosh, bossy, bovine, bovine animal, brevet, bubbly-jock, buck,
buffalo, bull account, bull the market, bulldoze, bullock,
bullshit, bump, bump against, bungle, bunk, bunkum, bunt, butt,
butt against, calf, carabao, catachresis, cattle, chain letter,
chanticleer, claptrap, cock, cockerel, commandant, constable, cop,
copper, cow, cram, crap, critter, crowd, custodian, dairy cattle,
dairy cow, dead letter, declaration, decree, decree-law,
decreement, decretal, decretum, dick, dictum, dig, diktat,
dimissorial, dimissory letter, dog, dogie, drake, drive, drivel,
drool, drop letter, edict, edictum, elbow, encyclical, entire,
entire horse, eyewash, fan letter, fat, fiat, flam, flapdoodle,
flatfoot, flattie, flimflam, fluff, folk etymology, force,
form letter, fuzz, gabble, gammon, gander, gaoler, gas, gendarme,
gentlemanlike, gentlemanly, gibber, gibble-gabble, goad, gobbler,
governor, grammatical error, great, guard, guardian, guff, gumshoe,
gup, hart, he-goat, heifer, hogwash, hoke, hokum, hooey,
hornless cow, hot air, humbug, humbuggery, hurtle, husky, hustle,
hypercorrection, hyperform, ipse dixit, jab, jabber, jailer, jam,
jiggery-pokery, jog, joggle, jolt, jostle, keeper, kine, lapse,
law, leppy, letter of credit, letter of introduction,
letters credential, letters of marque, letters of request,
letters overt, letters patent, letters rogatory, long,
long account, long interest, long side, longs, love letter,
malaprop, malapropism, malarkey, male, manful,
manipulate the market, manlike, manly, mannish, marrowsky,
masculine, maverick, milch cow, milcher, milk cow, milker,
mispronunciation, missaying, mistake, misusage, monitory,
moonshine, muley cow, muley head, musk-ox, neat, newsletter, nixie,
nudge, officer, open letter, ordinance, ordonnance, ox, oxen,
paddy, pastoral letter, peacock, peeler, peg the market, piffle,
pig, pile drive, poison-pen letter, poke, poppycock, prate,
prattle, press, principal keeper, prison guard, proclamation, prod,
pronouncement, pronunciamento, punch, push, raid the market, ram,
ram down, rattle, rescript, rig the market, rooster, rot,
round robin, rule, ruling, run, run against, scat, screw,
senatus consult, senatus consultum, shake, shamus, shit, shoulder,
shove, slip, solecism, spoonerism, stag, stallion, steer, stirk,
stot, stress, stud, studhorse, talk nonsense, tamp, the cops,
the fuzz, the law, thrust, tom, tom turkey, tomcat, tommyrot,
top cow, top horse, trip, tripe, tup, turkey gobbler, turkey-cock,
turnkey, twaddle, twattle, ukase, uneffeminate, vapor, waffle,
warden, warder, wash sales, wether, whipsaw, wind, wisent, yak,
yearling, zebu

bull at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 [C] the male of any animal in the cow family:
a bull neck (= a short thick neck like a bull's)
2 [C] the male of the elephant, WHALE and some other large animals
compare COW
3 [C] (finance) a person who buys shares in a company, hoping to sell them soon afterwards at a higher price:
a bull market (= a situation in which share prices are rising)
compare BEAR
4 [C] an official order or statement from the POPE (= the head of the Roman Catholic Church):
a papal bull
5 [U] (slang) = BULLSHIT:
That's a load of bull!
a bull in a china shop a person who is careless, or who moves or acts in a rough or awkward way, in a place or situation where skill and care are needed:
You're not going to go storming in there like a bull in a china shop, are you?
take the bull by the horns to face a difficult or dangerous situation directly and with courage:
Nora decided to take the bull by the horns and organize things for herself.
more at RED adj., SHOOT v.

Bull at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Bull \Bull\, v. i.
To be in heat; to manifest sexual desire as cows do.

Bull \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.

Bull \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}.

Bull \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,

Bull \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.

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bull at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle
2: 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" [syn: {bruiser}, {strapper}, {Samson}]
3: obscene words for unacceptable behavior; "I put up with a
lot of bullshit from that jerk"; "what he said was mostly
bull" [syn: {bullshit}, {Irish bull}, {horseshit}, {shit},
{crap}, {dogshit}]
4: a serious and ludicrous blunder; "he made a bad bull of the
5: uncomplimentary terms for a policeman [syn: {cop}, {copper},
{fuzz}, {pig}]
6: an investor with an optimistic market outlook; an investor
who expects prices to rise and so buys now for resale
later [ant: {bear}]
7: (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Taurus
[syn: {Taurus}]
8: the second sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from
about April 20 to May 20 [syn: {Taurus}, {Taurus the Bull}]
9: the center of a target [syn: {bull's eye}]
10: a formal proclamation issued by the pope (usually written in
antiquated characters and sealed with a leaden bulla)
[syn: {papal bull}]
11: mature male of various mammals of which the female is called
`cow'; e.g. whales or elephants or especially cattle

v 1: push or force; "He bulled through his demands" [syn: {bull
2: try to raise the price of stocks through speculative buying
3: talk through one's hat; "The politician was not well
prepared for the debate and faked it" [syn: {bullshit}, {fake}]
4: advance in price; "stocks were bulling"

bull at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Bull.


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* Inter: IPA » /bʊl/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /bUl/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-bull.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ʊl

    Etymology 1

    From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » bul|lang=enm, Inter: term » bule|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » bula||bull, steer|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » bulô|lang=gem-pro Inter: gloss » "bull"; compare West Frisian {{term|bolle|lang=fy, Dutch Inter: term » bul|lang=nl, German Inter: term » Bulle|lang=de, Inter: etyl » non|- Inter: term » boli|lang=non}}, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » bhl̥no|lang=ine-pro (compare Old Irish Inter: term » ball||limb|lang=sga, Latin Inter: term » follis||bellows, leather bag|lang=la, Thracian Inter: term » βόλινθος|tr=bólinthos||wild bull|sc=polytonic|lang=txh, Albanian "buall" (bull) or related Inter: term » bolle||testicles|lang=sq, Ancient Greek Inter: term » φαλλός|tr=phallós||penis|sc=polytonic|lang=grc), from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » bhel||to blow|lang=ine-pro. More at blow.


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  • Inter: en-nou » n
  • The uncastrated adult male of domesticated cattle or oxen.
    1. The adult male of certain large mammals, such as whales, elephants and seals.
    2. A large, strong man.
    3. Inter: financ » e An investor who buys (commodities or securities) in anticipation of a rise in prices.
    4. Inter: slan » g A policeman.
    5. Inter: slang » Philadelphia A male person.

    * Inter: sense » slang: male person guy, dude, bro, cat
    • Inter: sense » slang: policeman cop, copper, pig (derogatory), rozzer (British). See also Category: Wikisaurus:police officer -
      * Inter: sense » finance: investor who buys in anticipation of a rise in prices bear
      Coordinate terms
      * cow, ox, calf, steer
      Inter: trans-top » uncastrated adult male bovine
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  • Bull at English (WD) Of Explained:



    Inter: lb-noun » f
  • ball
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      * (ball) Ball

    Translation: el » Bull
    Translation: kk » Bull
    Translation: ru » Bull
    Translation: th » Bull
    Translation: tr » Bull