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English definition of “bull”

bull

noun uk   /bʊl/ us  

bull noun (ANIMAL)

B1 [C] a male cow, or the male of particular animals such as the elephant or the whale: They did not see the sign by the gate saying "Beware of the bull".Names for the male and female of animalsCattle and similar animals

bull noun (FINANCE)

[C] specialized finance & economics a person who buys shares in companies hoping the price will rise, so that they can be sold later at a profit
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Financial investments and the stock market

bull noun (NONSENSE)

[U] informal complete nonsense or something that is not true: Don't give me that bull about not knowing the time.Nonsense
(Definition of bull from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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