The male of any species of cattle (Bovidae); hence, the male
of any large quadruped, as the elephant; also, the male of the whale.
One who, or that which, resembles a bull in character or
Taurus, the second of the twelve signs of the zodiac.
A constellation of the zodiac between Aries and Gemini. It
contains the Pleiades.
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.
Of or pertaining to a bull; resembling a bull; male; large;
To be in heat; to manifest sexual desire as cows do.
A seal. See Bulla.
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.
A grotesque blunder in language; an apparent congruity,
but real incongruity, of ideas, contained in a form of expression; so
called, perhaps, from the apparent incongruity between the dictatorial
nature of the pope's bulls and his professions of humility.
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.