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bulldog Explained

bulldog at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


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

n [C] a powerful dog with a large head, a short neck, and short thick legs//

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

Centuries-old breed of dog developed in Britain to fight bulls. Powerful and courageous, often vicious, and largely unaware of pain, the bulldog nearly disappeared when dogfighting was outlawed in 1835. Fanciers of the breed saved it and bred out its ferocity. It is now considered gentle and reliable. It has a large head, folded ears, a short muzzle, a protruding lower jaw, and loose skin that forms wrinkles on the head and face. Its short, fine coat is tan, white, reddish brown, brindle, or piebald. It stands 13-15 in. (34-38 cm) high and weighs 40-50 lbs (18-23 kg).

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

47 Moby Thesaurus words for "bulldog":
Achilles, David, Hector, Roland, Samson, a man, adherent, adhesive,
barnacle, bramble, brave, brier, burr, cement, chutzpanik, decal,
decalcomania, decorated hero, demigod, demigoddess, fighting cock,
gallant, gamecock, glue, good soldier, gunk, hero, heroine, leech,
limpet, lion, man of courage, molasses, mucilage, paladin, paste,
plaster, prickle, remora, stalwart, sticker, syrup, the brave,
thorn, tiger, valiant, valiant knight

bulldog at Hungarian => English Of Explained:


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

a short strong dog with a large head, a short flat nose and a short thick neck

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

Bulldog \Bull"dog`\, n.
1. (Zo["o]l.) A variety of dog, of remarkable ferocity,
courage, and tenacity of grip; -- so named, probably, from
being formerly employed in baiting bulls.

2. (Metal.) A refractory material used as a furnace lining,
obtained by calcining the cinder or slag from the puddling
furnace of a rolling mill.

Bulldog \Bull"dog`\, a.
Characteristic of, or like, a bulldog; stubborn; as, bulldog
courage; bulldog tenacity.

{Bulldog bat} (Zo'94l.), a bat of the genus {Nyctinomus}; --
so called from the shape of its face.

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

adj : stubbornly unyielding; "dogged persistence"; "dour
determination"; "the most vocal and pertinacious of all
the critics"; "a mind not gifted to discover truth but
tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot; "men tenacious of
opinion" [syn: {dogged}, {dour}, {pertinacious}, {tenacious},
[also: {bulldogging}]

n : a sturdy thickset short-haired breed with a large head and
strong undershot lower jaw; developed originally in
England for bull baiting [syn: {English bulldog}]
v 1: attack viciously and ferociously
2: throw a steer by seizing the horns and twisting the neck, as
in a rodeo
[also: {bulldogging}]

bulldog at English (WD) Of Explained:



From bullbaiting and dog.


* Inter: hyphenation » bull|dog


Inter: en-nou » n
  • A breed of dog developed in England by the crossing of the bullbaiting dog and the Pug to produce a ladies companion dog. Having a very smooth coat, a flattened face, wrinkly cheeks, powerful front legs and smaller hind legs.
    1. A shortened form of British bulldog.
    2. A stubborn person.


      * Inter: qualifier » breed of dog English bulldog

  • See also Category: Wikisaurus:stubborn person -

    Derived terms

    Inter: rel-top3 » Terms derived from bulldog (noun)
  • British bulldog

  • Inter: rel-mid » 3
    • bulldog edition

    Inter: rel-mid » 3
  • bulldog gravy

  • Inter: rel-botto » m


    Inter: trans-top » breed of dog
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|булдог|m|tr=buldóg|sc=Cyrl
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|牛頭犬|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|牛头犬|tr=niútóuquǎn|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|buldok|m
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|buldog|m
    • Finnish: buldogi
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|bouledogue|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Bulldogge|f
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|μπουλντόγκ|n|tr=bouldóg|sc=Grek
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|בולדוג|m|tr=buldog|sc=Hebr
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|buldog
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|ブルドッグ|tr=burudoggu

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|불독|tr=buldok|sc=Kore
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|Molossus|m
  • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|buldogas|m
  • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|buldog
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|бульдог|m|tr=bulʹdóg|sc=Cyrl
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|булдог|m, Inter: t- » sh|самсов|m
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|buldog|m, Inter: t- » sh|samsov|m
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|buldog|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|bulldog|m, Inter: t- » es|buldog|m, Inter: t+ » es|dogo|m
  • Volapük: Inter: qualifier » ♂♀ Inter: t- » vo|toradoeg, Inter: qualifier » ♂ Inter: t- » vo|torahidoeg, Inter: qualifier » ♀ Inter: t- » vo|torajidoeg, Inter: qualifier » ♂♀ offspring Inter: t- » vo|toradoegül, Inter: qualifier » ♂ offspring Inter: t- » vo|torahidoegül, Inter: qualifier » ♀ offspring Inter: t- » vo|torajidoegül

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-see » British bulldog

    Related terms

    * bull-bitch
    • bull-pup


      * 1971, Carol King and Gerry Goffin, “Smackwater Jack”, Tapestry, Ode Records
    • : Big Jim the Chief stood for law and order.... Now from his bulldog mouth... Came the cry, “We got to ride to clean up the streets...!”


      Inter: en-verb » bulldog|g|ing

  • Inter: transitiv » e To chase (a steer) on horseback and wrestle it to the ground by twisting its horns (as a rodeo performance).

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    * Inter: pedi » a

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