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Meaning of “bull” in the English Dictionary

"bull" in British English

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bullnoun

uk   us   /bʊl/
  • bull noun (ANIMAL)

B1 [C] a ​malecow, or the ​male of ​particularanimals such as the elephant or the whale: They did not ​see the ​sign by the ​gate saying "Beware of the bull".

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  • bull noun (FINANCE)

[C] specialized finance & economics a ​person who ​buys shares in ​companieshoping the ​price will ​rise, so that they can be ​soldlater at a ​profit
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  • bull noun (NONSENSE)

[U] informal completenonsense or something that is not ​true: Don't give me that bull about not ​knowing the ​time.
(Definition of bull from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bull" in American English

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bullnoun

 us   /bʊl/
  • bull noun (ANIMAL)

[C] the ​male of ​variousanimals, such as ​cattle: Our ​herd has two bulls and twenty ​cows.
  • bull noun (NONSENSE)

[U] infml nonsense or a ​lie: Don’t give me that bull about not getting my ​message.
(Definition of bull from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bull" in Business English

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bullnoun [C]

uk   us   /bʊl/ FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
someone who expects the ​price of ​shares, ​bonds, ​currency, etc. to ​increase, and who ​buys these ​investments in ​order to ​sell them later for a ​profit: Bulls believe the US ​economy is beginning to ​pick up.
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(Definition of bull from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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