Definition of bull :
1. A constellation of the zodiac between Aries and Gemini. It contains the Pleiades.
2. A grotesque blunder in language; an apparent congruity, but real incongruity, of ideas, contained in a form of expression.
3. 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.
4. Of or pertaining to a bull; resembling a bull; male; large; fierce.
5. 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.
6. One who, or that which, resembles a bull in character or action.
7. Taurus, the second of the twelve signs of the zodiac.
8. The center of a target.
9. The male of any species of cattle ( Bovidae); hence, the male of any large quadruped, as the elephant; also, the male of the whale.
10. To be in heat; to manifest sexual desire as cows do.
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.
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- " You might better tell me I am going to marry Bull Page- I would marry him first. - "Nan of Music Mountain", Frank H. Spearman.
- Runs them sheep right inside of that bull- wire fence, John, where no wolf can't git at 'em. - "The Flockmaster of Poison Creek", George W. Ogden.
- This 'ere bull may not look where he's a- goin'! - "Unexplored!", Allen Chaffee.