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1An uncastrated male bovine animal: [as modifier]: bull calves
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  • There were no calving problems except with one set of twins (a bull and heifer calf).
  • Bulls occasionally fight bulls, but never the milk cow.
  • It included 300 horses, 2,000 cattle, 12,000 sheep, 12 bulls and 90 brood mares.
1.1A large male animal, especially a whale or elephant.
Example sentences
  • Flanked by dunes and beaches, Ano Nuevo Point is the winter home for thousands of northern elephant seals, with bulls staging dramatic fights for breeding rights.
  • But only 800 of India's 20,000 elephants are bulls now.
  • As the saying goes, when elephant bulls fight, it is the grass that suffers.
1.2 (the Bull) The zodiacal sign or constellation Taurus.
2British A bullseye: aim for the bull!
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  • However, if you can start your draw with your aim slightly above the bull, and keep it on the target, this tends to be the best method, as you don't have to work against gravity, to get the bow higher.
  • I move the rifle to aim at the sighter bullseye which is just below the record bull on the target and I carefully shoot one round, noting its point of impact.
  • If two darts hit the bullseye or outer bull, you win 2000 times your jackpot bet.
3 Stock Exchange A person who buys shares hoping to sell them at a higher price later. Often contrasted with bear2.
Example sentences
  • The key to capturing those returns: Approach the stock market as a bull but without expecting the wild growth that used to power your portfolio.
  • We do not share the hopes or convictions of the bulls.
  • If bulls push prices up during the day but cannot achieve a close near the top of the range, stochastic turns down and a sell signal is issued.

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1 [with object and adverbial of direction] informal Push or move powerfully or violently: he bulled the motor cycle clear of the tunnel
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  • I knew the woods well enough that I took the lead, and Jeff bulled along after me through the underbrush, the two of us moving from toy to fallen toy with no other consideration in the world.
  • The true choice then is to bull ahead or else to abort.
  • Mara was there in a flash, bulling courtiers and servants alike out of the way.
2 [no object] (be bulling) (Of a cow) behave in a manner characteristic of being on heat.
Example sentences
  • Cows are coming back bulling as they should and are showing very strong heats, he said.
  • The older weanlings are ideal for bulling in late spring when they are about 18 months old.
  • Epp et al. collected blood samples from steers at feedlot arrival and at the onset of bulling behavior to assess circulating hormone concentrations.

Origen

late Old English bula (recorded in place names), from Old Norse boli. Compare with bullock.

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  • Bull goes back to Old Norse. In Stock Exchange terminology a bull is a person who buys shares hoping to sell them at a higher price later, the opposite of a bear. The latter term came first, and it seems likely that bull was invented as a related animal analogy. Nowadays, people might associate bull in the sense ‘nonsense’ with the rather cruder term bullshit, which has been used with the same meaning since the early 20th century. Bull is much older being first recorded in the early 17th century, in the sense ‘an expression containing a contradiction in terms or a ludicrous inconsistency’. An Irish bull was a fuller name for this. Where this bull comes from is unknown, though the experts are sure it has nothing to do with a papal bull (an order or announcement by the pope), which is from medieval Latin bulla, ‘a sealed document’. The bull of bulrush (Late Middle English) and bullfrog (mid 18th century) probably indicates size and vigour. See also bulletin

Frases

like a bull at a gate

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Taking action hastily and without thought: I try not to analyse anything—I just go in like a bull at a gate
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  • He was like a bull at a gate, or a dog without a lead, but being the cub scout I was, the motto was ‘Be prepared… for anything’.’
  • They should give people warning - not just go round like a bull at a gate and take everything off.
  • I pushed him away across the car port and he came back like a bull at a gate when I pushed him again.

like a bull in a china shop

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Behaving recklessly and clumsily in a situation where one is likely to cause damage: he was rushing about like a bull in a china shop
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  • Smillie, topping the bill for the first time in his 15th pro fight, must have been tempted to go off like a bull in a china shop as another full house roared him forward.
  • We are not going about this like a bull in a china shop.
  • Adam snapped back, ‘Look, there's no point going at this like a bull in a china shop.’

take the bull by the horns

3
Deal decisively with a difficult or dangerous situation: she decided to take the bull by the horns and organize things for herself
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  • If your money problems are pushing you towards the edge of financial disaster, now's the time to take the bull by the horns and deal with them.
  • One school in Minnesota really took the bull by the horns.
  • He said: ‘I'd always wanted to do sign writing and one day I took the bull by the horns and did it.’

within a bull's roar (of)

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[usually with negative] Australian /NZ informal Extremely close or near (to): no one has come within a bull’s roar of producing a work of such sweep and quality
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  • You're the only woman who has managed so far to get me within a bull's roar of an altar.
  • The government is offering a figure which is not within a bull's roar of what may be appropriate.
  • Just about everyone within a bull's roar either works at the property or they know someone who does.

Words that rhyme with bull

full, Istanbul, pull, push-pull, wool

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A papal edict: the pope issued a bull of excommunication
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  • Taking no chances, the pope issued a papal bull automatically excommunicating any printer who might make an alteration in the text.
  • In mid-1349, Pope Clement VI issued a papal bull denouncing the flagellants as a heretical movement.
  • Witches were also put on trial, following a papal bull against witchcraft issued in 1484.

Origen

Middle English: from Old French bulle, from Latin bulla 'bubble, rounded object' (in medieval Latin 'seal or sealed document').

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  • Bull goes back to Old Norse. In Stock Exchange terminology a bull is a person who buys shares hoping to sell them at a higher price later, the opposite of a bear. The latter term came first, and it seems likely that bull was invented as a related animal analogy. Nowadays, people might associate bull in the sense ‘nonsense’ with the rather cruder term bullshit, which has been used with the same meaning since the early 20th century. Bull is much older being first recorded in the early 17th century, in the sense ‘an expression containing a contradiction in terms or a ludicrous inconsistency’. An Irish bull was a fuller name for this. Where this bull comes from is unknown, though the experts are sure it has nothing to do with a papal bull (an order or announcement by the pope), which is from medieval Latin bulla, ‘a sealed document’. The bull of bulrush (Late Middle English) and bullfrog (mid 18th century) probably indicates size and vigour. See also bulletin

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[mass noun] informal
Stupid or untrue talk or writing; nonsense: much of what he says is sheer bull
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  • He went there, had a little bit of a photo-op, made a little bit of a quip that he thought that he had seen a lot of bull in Washington, but he certainly was seeing a lot more there.
  • Do you think astrology is totally cool or complete bull?
  • But now we know that was all bull, and so I now believe I was wrong.

Origen

early 17th century: of unknown origin.

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  • Bull goes back to Old Norse. In Stock Exchange terminology a bull is a person who buys shares hoping to sell them at a higher price later, the opposite of a bear. The latter term came first, and it seems likely that bull was invented as a related animal analogy. Nowadays, people might associate bull in the sense ‘nonsense’ with the rather cruder term bullshit, which has been used with the same meaning since the early 20th century. Bull is much older being first recorded in the early 17th century, in the sense ‘an expression containing a contradiction in terms or a ludicrous inconsistency’. An Irish bull was a fuller name for this. Where this bull comes from is unknown, though the experts are sure it has nothing to do with a papal bull (an order or announcement by the pope), which is from medieval Latin bulla, ‘a sealed document’. The bull of bulrush (Late Middle English) and bullfrog (mid 18th century) probably indicates size and vigour. See also bulletin

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