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Definition 1: a serious and ludicrous blunder - [noun denoting act]

Samples where bull or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he made a bad bull of the assignment

(bull is a kind of ...) an embarrassing mistake

Definition 2: uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle - [noun denoting animal]

(bull is a kind of ...) domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age

"so many head of cattle" "wait till the cows come home" "seven thin and ill-favored kine" "a team of oxen"

(... is a kind of bull ) young bull

(bull is a part of ...) one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates

Definition 3: mature male of various mammals of which the female is called `cow'; e.g. whales or elephants or especially cattle - [noun denoting animal]

(bull is a kind of ...) mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials

Definition 4: obscene words for unacceptable behavior - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where bull or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk
  • what he said was mostly bull

Synonyms for bull in the sense of this definition

(bull is a kind of ...) unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)

(bull is used in the usage domain ...) an offensive or indecent word or phrase

Definition 5: a formal proclamation issued by the pope (usually written in antiquated characters and sealed with a leaden bulla) - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for bull in the sense of this definition

(bull is a kind of ...) a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)

"a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there"

Definition 6: the center of a target - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for bull in the sense of this definition

(bull is a kind of ...) a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure

(... is part of bull) a reference point to shoot at

"his arrow hit the mark"

Definition 7: the second sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about April 20 to May 20 - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for bull in the sense of this definition

(bull is an instance of ...) (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided

Definition 8: uncomplimentary terms for a policeman - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for bull in the sense of this definition

(bull is a kind of ...) a member of a police force

"it was an accident, officer"

(bull is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 9: an investor with an optimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to rise and so buys now for resale later - [noun denoting person]

(bull is a kind of ...) someone who commits capital in order to gain financial returns

Definition 10: a large and strong and heavyset man - [noun denoting person]

Samples where bull or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for bull in the sense of this definition

(bull is a kind of ...) an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)

"there were two women and six men on the bus"

Definition 11: (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Taurus - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for bull in the sense of this definition

(bull is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(bull belongs to category ...) a pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon

Definition 12: advance in price - [verb of change]

Samples where bull or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stocks were bulling

(bull is a kind of ...) increase in value or to a higher point

"prices climbed steeply" "the value of our house rose sharply last year"

(bull has a similar meaning as ...) try to raise the price of stocks through speculative buying

Definition 13: speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths - [verb of communication]

Samples where bull or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it

Synonyms for bull in the sense of this definition

(bull is a kind of ...) make believe with the intent to deceive

"He feigned that he was ill" "He shammed a headache"

Definition 14: try to raise the price of stocks through speculative buying - [verb of possession]

(bull is a kind of ...) invest at a risk

"I bought this house not because I want to live in it but to sell it later at a good price, so I am speculating"

(bull has a similar meaning as ...) advance in price

"stocks were bulling"

(bull belongs to category ...) the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit

Samples where bull or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He bulled through his demands

Synonyms for bull in the sense of this definition

(bull is a kind of ...) press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action

"He pushed her to finish her doctorate"

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