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 for bull
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bull \Bull\, n. [OE. bule, bul, bole; akin to D. bul, G. bulle,
     Icel. boli, Lith. bullus, Lett. bollis, Russ. vol'; prob. fr.
     the root of AS. bellan, E. bellow.]
     1. (Zool.) The male of any species of cattle ({Bovid[ae]);
        hence, the male of any large quadruped, as the elephant;
        also, the male of the whale.
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     Note: The wild bull of the Old Testament is thought to be the
           oryx, a large species of antelope.
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     2. One who, or that which, resembles a bull in character or
        action. --Ps. xxii. 12.
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     3. (Astron.)
        (a) Taurus, the second of the twelve signs of the zodiac.
        (b) A constellation of the zodiac between Aries and
            Gemini. It contains the Pleiades.
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                  At last from Aries rolls the bounteous sun,
                  And the bright Bull receives him. --Thomson.
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     4. (Stock Exchange) 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.
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     5. a ludicrously false statement; nonsense. Also used as an
        expletive. [vulgar]
     Syn: bullshit, Irish bull, horseshit, shit, crap, crapola,
          bunk, bunkum, buncombe, guff, nonsense, rot, tommyrot,
          balderdash, hogwash, dogshit.
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     Bull baiting, the practice of baiting bulls, or rendering
        them furious, as by setting dogs to attack them.
     John Bull, a humorous name for the English, collectively;
        also, an Englishman. "Good-looking young John Bull." --W.
     To take the bull by the horns, to grapple with a difficulty
        instead of avoiding it.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bull \Bull\, a.
     Of or pertaining to a bull; resembling a bull; male; large;
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     Bull bat (Zool.), the night hawk; -- so called from the
        loud noise it makes while feeding on the wing, in the
     Bull calf.
     (a) A stupid fellow.
     Bull mackerel (Zool.), the chub mackerel.
     Bull pump (Mining), a direct single-acting pumping engine,
        in which the steam cylinder is placed above the pump.
     Bull snake (Zool.), the pine snake of the United States.
     Bull stag, a castrated bull. See Stag.
     Bull wheel, a wheel, or drum, on which a rope is wound for
        lifting heavy articles, as logs, the tools in well boring,
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bull \Bull\, v. i.
     To be in heat; to manifest sexual desire as cows do.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bull \Bull\, v. t. (Stock Exchange)
     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bull \Bull\, n. [OE. bulle, fr. L. bulla bubble, stud, knob,
     LL., a seal or stamp: cf. F. bulle. Cf. Bull a writing,
     Bowl a ball, Boil, v. i.]
     1. A seal. See Bulla.
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     2. 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.
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              A fresh bull of Leo's had declared how inflexible
              the court of Rome was in the point of abuses.
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     3. 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.
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              And whereas the papist boasts himself to be a Roman
              Catholic, it is a mere contradiction, one of the
              pope's bulls, as if he should say universal
              particular; a Catholic schimatic.     --Milton.
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     The Golden Bull, an edict or imperial constitution made by
        the emperor Charles IV. (1356), containing what became the
        fundamental law of the German empire; -- so called from
        its golden seal.
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     Syn: See Blunder.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle
      2: a large and strong and heavyset man; "he was a bull of a
         man"; "a thick-skinned bruiser ready to give as good as he
         got" [syn: bull, bruiser, strapper, Samson]
      3: obscene words for unacceptable behavior; "I put up with a lot
         of bullshit from that jerk"; "what he said was mostly bull"
         [syn: bullshit, bull, Irish bull, horseshit, shit,
         crap, dogshit]
      4: a serious and ludicrous blunder; "he made a bad bull of the
      5: uncomplimentary terms for a policeman [syn: bull, cop,
         copper, fuzz, pig]
      6: an investor with an optimistic market outlook; an investor
         who expects prices to rise and so buys now for resale later
         [ant: bear]
      7: (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Taurus
         [syn: Taurus, Bull]
      8: the second sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from
         about April 20 to May 20 [syn: Taurus, Taurus the Bull,
      9: the center of a target [syn: bull's eye, bull]
      10: a formal proclamation issued by the pope (usually written in
          antiquated characters and sealed with a leaden bulla) [syn:
          bull, papal bull]
      11: mature male of various mammals of which the female is called
          `cow'; e.g. whales or elephants or especially cattle
      v 1: push or force; "He bulled through his demands" [syn:
           bull, bull through]
      2: try to raise the price of stocks through speculative buying
      3: speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths; "The
         politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it"
         [syn: talk through one's hat, bullshit, bull, fake]
      4: advance in price; "stocks were bulling"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  316 Moby Thesaurus words for "bull":
     Brahman, Dogberry, Indian buffalo, Irish bull, John Law,
     Pastoral Epistle, aerogram, air letter, airgraph, anacoluthon,
     andric, appointment, assault, aurochs, babble, balderdash, balls,
     baloney, bear, bear the market, bear upon, beef, beef cattle,
     beeves, big, bilge, billet-doux, billy, billy goat, bison, blabber,
     blague, blah, blah-blah, blather, blatherskite, blooper,
     bluebottle, bluecoat, blunder, boar, bobby, boner, boost, bop,
     bosh, bossy, bovine, bovine animal, brevet, bubbly-jock, buck,
     buffalo, bull account, bull the market, bulldoze, bullock,
     bullshit, bump, bump against, bungle, bunk, bunkum, bunt, butt,
     butt against, calf, carabao, catachresis, cattle, chain letter,
     chanticleer, claptrap, cock, cockerel, commandant, constable, cop,
     copper, cow, cram, crap, critter, crowd, custodian, dairy cattle,
     dairy cow, dead letter, declaration, decree, decree-law,
     decreement, decretal, decretum, dick, dictum, dig, diktat,
     dimissorial, dimissory letter, dog, dogie, drake, drive, drivel,
     drool, drop letter, edict, edictum, elbow, encyclical, entire,
     entire horse, eyewash, fan letter, fat, fiat, flam, flapdoodle,
     flatfoot, flattie, flimflam, fluff, folk etymology, force,
     form letter, fuzz, gabble, gammon, gander, gaoler, gas, gendarme,
     gentlemanlike, gentlemanly, gibber, gibble-gabble, goad, gobbler,
     governor, grammatical error, great, guard, guardian, guff, gumshoe,
     gup, hart, he-goat, heifer, hogwash, hoke, hokum, hooey,
     hornless cow, hot air, humbug, humbuggery, hurtle, husky, hustle,
     hypercorrection, hyperform, ipse dixit, jab, jabber, jailer, jam,
     jiggery-pokery, jog, joggle, jolt, jostle, keeper, kine, lapse,
     law, leppy, letter of credit, letter of introduction,
     letters credential, letters of marque, letters of request,
     letters overt, letters patent, letters rogatory, long,
     long account, long interest, long side, longs, love letter,
     malaprop, malapropism, malarkey, male, manful,
     manipulate the market, manlike, manly, mannish, marrowsky,
     masculine, maverick, milch cow, milcher, milk cow, milker,
     mispronunciation, missaying, mistake, misusage, monitory,
     moonshine, muley cow, muley head, musk-ox, neat, newsletter, nixie,
     nudge, officer, open letter, ordinance, ordonnance, ox, oxen,
     paddy, pastoral letter, peacock, peeler, peg the market, piffle,
     pig, pile drive, poison-pen letter, poke, poppycock, prate,
     prattle, press, principal keeper, prison guard, proclamation, prod,
     pronouncement, pronunciamento, punch, push, raid the market, ram,
     ram down, rattle, rescript, rig the market, rooster, rot,
     round robin, rule, ruling, run, run against, scat, screw,
     senatus consult, senatus consultum, shake, shamus, shit, shoulder,
     shove, slip, solecism, spoonerism, stag, stallion, steer, stirk,
     stot, stress, stud, studhorse, talk nonsense, tamp, the cops,
     the fuzz, the law, thrust, tom, tom turkey, tomcat, tommyrot,
     top cow, top horse, trip, tripe, tup, turkey gobbler, turkey-cock,
     turnkey, twaddle, twattle, ukase, uneffeminate, vapor, waffle,
     warden, warder, wash sales, wether, whipsaw, wind, wisent, yak,
     yearling, zebu

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Bull Information Systems
      A multinational I.T. group based in Europe with
     21,000 people and operations in more than 85 countries.  In
     1997, Bull earned revenues of over $4 billion, including over
     65% outside of France, its country of origin.  The company is
     ranked as the third largest systems integrator in Europe.

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