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Bull meaning

bull - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. an investor with an optimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to rise and so buys now for resale later
  2. 2. uncomplimentary terms for a policeman
  3. 3. advance in price; " stocks were bulling"
  4. 4. try to raise the price of stocks through speculative buying
  5. 5. The male of any species of cattle ( Bovidae); hence, the male of any large quadruped, as the elephant; also, the male of the whale.
  6. 6. One who, or that which, resembles a bull in character or action.
  7. 7. Taurus, the second of the twelve signs of the zodiac.
  8. 8. A constellation of the zodiac between Aries and Gemini. It contains the Pleiades.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. Of or pertaining to a bull; resembling a bull; male; large; fierce.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. 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 Brief.
  13. 13. The male of cattle; a sealed edict of the Pope; a blunder.

bull - examples of usage

  1. " I think the bull was only a cow, Aunt Celia," said Katharine. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Once I was left in a field with a bull when I was a baby- but where did we leave the carriage? - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. I had never heard of a cow answering the call; and I had no suspicion then that the bull was anywhere near. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
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