Meaning of “bull” in the English Dictionary

"bull" in British English

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bullnoun

uk /bʊl/ us /bʊl/

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".

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  • The bull lowered its horns and charged.
  • The bull tossed him up into the air.
  • gored by a bull
  • a prize bull
  • Don't tell him you're a vegetarian - it's like a red rag to a bull.

bull noun (NONSENSE)

[ U ] informal complete nonsense 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 various animals, 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 /bʊl/ us 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)