bull ( bulls plural )
1 n-count A bull is a male animal of the cow family.
2 n-count Some other male animals, including elephants and whales, are called bulls.
...a massive bull elephant with huge tusks.
3 n-count On the stock market, bulls are people who buy shares in expectation of a price rise, in order to make a profit by selling the shares again after a short time. Compare bear. (BUSINESS)
4 n-uncount If you say that something is bull or a load of bull, you mean that it is complete nonsense or absolutely untrue.
INFORMAL I think it's a load of bull...
pit bull terrier
6 If you take the bull by the horns, you do something that you feel you ought to do even though it is difficult, dangerous, or unpleasant.
take the bull by the horns phrase V inflects
Now is the time for the Chancellor to take the bull by the horns and announce a two per cent cut in interest rates.
like a red rag to a bull →
bull bar ( bull bars plural ) On some motor vehicles, bull bars are metal bars fixed to the front that are designed to protect it if it crashes. n-count usu pl
bull market ( bull markets plural ) A bull market is a situation on the stock market when people are buying a lot of shares because they expect that the shares will increase in value and that they will be able to make a profit by selling them again after a short time. Compare bear market. (BUSINESS) n-count
bull's-eye ( bull's-eyes plural )
1 n-count Thebull's-eye is the small circular area at the centre of a target.
usu the N in sing
Five of his bullets had hit the bull's-eye.
2 n-count In shooting or the game of darts, a bull's-eye is a shot or throw of a dart that hits the bull's-eye.
3 n-count If something that you do or say hits thebull's eye, it has exactly the effect that you intended it to have.
bull terrier ( bull terriers plural ) A bull terrier is a breed of strong dog with a short, whitish coat and a thick neck. n-count
pit bull terrier
cock-and-bull story ( cock-and-bull stories plural ) If you describe something that someone tells you as a cock-and-bull story, you mean that you do not believe it is true.
pit bull terrier ( pit bull terriers plural ) A pit bull terrier or a pit bull is a very fierce kind of dog. Some people train pit bull terriers to fight other dogs. n-count