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1. bull

noun. ['ˈbʊl'] uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle.

Synonyms

  • Bos taurus
  • oxen
  • horn
  • bullock
  • cows
  • cattle

Antonyms

  • relax
  • tense
  • stimulate
  • de-energize

Etymology

  • boule (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • bul (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bull (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Bull

  • wool
  • schull
  • schul
  • ruehl
  • pull
  • kuehl
  • full

How do you pronounce bull?

Pronounce bull as bʊl.

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Sentences with bull


1. Noun, singular or mass
Use a bull call spread if you think the U.S. dollar will rise.

Quotes about bull


1. Happiness is the china shop; love is the bull.
- H.L. Mencken

2. Truth has to be given in riddles. People can't take truth if it comes charging at them like a bull. The bull is always killed. You have to give people the truth in a riddle, hide it so they go looking for it and find it piece by piece; that way they learn to live with it.
- Chaim Potok, The Gift of Asher Lev

3. Good god it's great to be a Bull Mongoni!
- James J. Caterino, Rise of the Bull Mongoni

2. bull

noun. ['ˈbʊl'] a large and strong and heavyset man.

Synonyms

  • man
  • strapper
  • Samson
  • adult male

Antonyms

  • war
  • deregulate
  • disorganise
  • disorganize

Etymology

  • boule (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • bul (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bull (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. bull

noun. ['ˈbʊl'] obscene words for unacceptable behavior.

Synonyms

  • hogwash
  • Irish bull
  • shit
  • crap
  • dogshit
  • bunkum
  • bullshit
  • rot
  • horseshit
  • buncombe
  • bunk

Antonyms

  • unstrain
  • sedate
  • de-energise
  • natural

Etymology

  • boule (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • bul (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bull (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. bull

noun. ['ˈbʊl'] a serious and ludicrous blunder.

Synonyms

  • botch
  • fuckup
  • boner
  • blunder
  • foul-up
  • bloomer
  • boo-boo
  • bungle
  • pratfall
  • blooper

Antonyms

  • recuperate
  • arrive
  • succeed
  • keep

Etymology

  • boule (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • bul (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bull (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. bull

verb. ['ˈbʊl'] push or force.

Synonyms

  • bull through
  • bear on

Antonyms

  • pull
  • attract
  • criticize

Etymology

  • boule (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • bul (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bull (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. bull

noun. ['ˈbʊl'] the center of a target.

Synonyms

  • bull's eye
  • centre
  • target
  • midpoint
  • mark

Antonyms

  • entangle
  • disarrange
  • disorder
  • instability

Etymology

  • boule (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • bul (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bull (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. bull

noun. ['ˈbʊl'] a formal proclamation issued by the pope (usually written in antiquated characters and sealed with a leaden bulla).

Synonyms

  • decree
  • edict
  • rescript
  • order
  • fiat

Antonyms

  • civilian
  • insulator
  • upgrade
  • downgrade

Etymology

  • boule (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • bul (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bull (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. bull

noun. ['ˈbʊl'] uncomplimentary terms for a policeman.

Synonyms

  • officer
  • cop
  • copper
  • pig
  • police officer
  • policeman

Antonyms

  • divest
  • infield
  • peripheral
  • right

Etymology

  • boule (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • bul (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bull (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. bull

verb. ['ˈbʊl'] advance in price.

Synonyms

  • climb
  • rise

Antonyms

  • detach
  • add
  • ignore

Etymology

  • boule (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • bul (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bull (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. bull

verb. ['ˈbʊl'] speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths.

Synonyms

  • talk through one's hat
  • feign
  • dissemble
  • pretend
  • bullshit
  • affect
  • fake

Antonyms

  • juvenile
  • draftee
  • volunteer
  • black

Etymology

  • boule (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • bul (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bull (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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