(noun, adjective, verb)


1. Large and strong, like a bull.

2. Of large mammals, male.

- a bull elephant

3. (finance) Of a market in which prices are rising (compare bear)


1. uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle

Definition categories: animal, cattle, cows, kine, oxen

2. a large and strong and heavyset man

- he was a bull of a man

Similar word(s): bruiser, samson, strapper

Definition categories: person, man

3. obscene words for unacceptable behavior

- I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk

- what he said was mostly bull

Similar word(s): crap

Definition categories: communication, buncombe, bunk, bunkum, guff, hogwash, rot

4. a serious and ludicrous blunder

- he made a bad bull of the assignment

Definition categories: act, bloomer, blooper, blunder, botch, bungle, flub, pratfall

5. uncomplimentary terms for a policeman

Similar word(s): cop, copper, fuzz, pig

Definition categories: person, officer, policeman

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

Definition categories: person, investor

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

Similar word(s): taurus

Definition categories: person, individual, mortal, somebody, someone, soul

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

Similar word(s): taurus

Definition categories: location

9. the center of a target

Definition categories: location, center, centre, midpoint

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

Definition categories: communication, decree, edict, fiat, order, rescript

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

Definition categories: animal, eutherian, placental


1. push or force

- He bulled through his demands

Definition categories: social, push

2. try to raise the price of stocks through speculative buying

Definition categories: possession, job, speculate

3. speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths

Similar word(s): fake

Definition categories: communication, affect, dissemble, feign, pretend, sham

4. advance in price

- stocks were bulling

Definition categories: change, climb, rise

Sentences with bull as a verb:

- He bulled his way in.

- to bull railroad bonds

- to bull the market