VS.

Bull vs. Horse

Published:

Bullnoun

An adult male of domesticated cattle or oxen.

Horsenoun

Any of several animals related to Equus ferus caballus.

Bullnoun

Specifically, one that is uncastrated.

Horsenoun

A hoofed mammal, of the genus Equus, often used throughout history for riding and draft work.

‘A cowboy's greatest friend is his horse.’;

Bullnoun

A male of domesticated cattle or oxen of any age.

Horsenoun

(zoology) Any current or extinct animal of the family Equidae, including the zebra or the ass.

‘These bone features, distinctive in the zebra, are actually present in all horses.’;

ADVERTISEMENT

Bullnoun

An adult male of certain large mammals, such as whales, elephants and seals.

Horsenoun

Cavalry soldiers (sometimes capitalized when referring to an official category).

‘We should place two units of horse and one of foot on this side of the field.’; ‘All the King's horses and all the King's men, couldn't put Humpty together again.’;

Bullnoun

A large, strong man.

Horsenoun

The chess piece representing a knight, depicted as a horse.

‘Now just remind me how the horse moves again?’;

Bullnoun

(finance) An investor who buys (commodities or securities) in anticipation of a rise in prices.

Horsenoun

(slang) A large person.

‘Every linebacker they have is a real horse.’;

ADVERTISEMENT

Bullnoun

(slang) A policeman.

Horsenoun

(historical) A timber frame shaped like a horse, which soldiers were made to ride for punishment.

Bullnoun

(US) Specifically, a policeman employed in a railroad yard.

Horsenoun

Equipment with legs.

Bullnoun

A crown coin; its value, {{5 shillings.}}

Horsenoun

In gymnastics, a piece of equipment with a body on two or four legs, approximately four feet high, sometimes (pommel horse) with two handles on top .

‘She's scored very highly with the parallel bars; let's see how she does with the horse.’;

ADVERTISEMENT

Bullnoun

(UK) lang=en

Horsenoun

A frame with legs, used to support something.

‘a clothes horse; a sawhorse’;

Bullnoun

The central portion of a target, inside the inner and magpie.

Horsenoun

(nautical) Type of equipment.

Bullnoun

A man.

Horsenoun

A rope stretching along a yard, upon which men stand when reefing or furling the sails; footrope.

Bullnoun

clipping of bullshit.

Horsenoun

A breastband for a leadsman.

Bullnoun

A man who has sex with another man's wife or girlfriend with the consent of both.

Horsenoun

An iron bar for a sheet traveller to slide upon.

Bullnoun

(obsolete) A drink made by pouring water into a cask that previously held liquor.

Horsenoun

A jackstay.

Bullnoun

A papal bull, an official document or edict from the Pope.

Horsenoun

(mining) A mass of earthy matter, or rock of the same character as the wall rock, occurring in the course of a vein, as of coal or ore; hence, to take horse (said of a vein) is to divide into branches for a distance.

Bullnoun

A seal affixed to a document, especially a document from the Pope.

Horsenoun

(slang) The sedative, antidepressant, and anxiolytic drug morphine, chiefly when used illicitly.

Bullnoun

A lie.

Horsenoun

(US) An informal variant of basketball in which players match shots made by their opponent(s), each miss adding a letter to the word "horse", with 5 misses spelling the whole word and eliminating a player, until only the winner is left. Also HORSE, H-O-R-S-E or H.O.R.S.E. (see H-O-R-S-E).

Bullnoun

Nonsense.

Horsenoun

A translation or other illegitimate aid in study or examination.

Bullnoun

a bubble

Horsenoun

horseplay; tomfoolery

Bulladjective

Large and strong, like a bull.

Horsenoun

Heroin drug.

‘Alright, mate, got any horse?’;

Bulladjective

(of large mammals) adult male

‘a bull elephant’;

Horseverb

(intransitive) To frolic, to act mischievously. (Usually followed by "around".)

Bulladjective

(finance) Of a market in which prices are rising (compare bear)

Horseverb

(transitive) To provide with a horse.

Bulladjective

stupid

Horseverb

(obsolete) To get on horseback.

Bullverb

(intransitive) To force oneself (in a particular direction).

‘He bulled his way in.’;

Horseverb

To sit astride of; to bestride.

Bullverb

(intransitive) To lie, to tell untruths.

Horseverb

(of a male horse) To copulate with (a mare).

Bullverb

(intransitive) To be in heat; to manifest sexual desire as cows do.

Horseverb

To take or carry on the back.

Bullverb

To polish boots to a high shine.

Horseverb

To place on the back of another person, or on a wooden horse, etc., to be flogged; to subject to such punishment.

Bullverb

To endeavour to raise the market price of.

‘to bull railroad bonds’;

Horsenoun

A hoofed quadruped of the genus Equus; especially, the domestic horse (Equus caballus), which was domesticated in Egypt and Asia at a very early period. It has six broad molars, on each side of each jaw, with six incisors, and two canine teeth, both above and below. The mares usually have the canine teeth rudimentary or wanting. The horse differs from the true asses, in having a long, flowing mane, and the tail bushy to the base. Unlike the asses it has callosities, or chestnuts, on all its legs. The horse excels in strength, speed, docility, courage, and nobleness of character, and is used for drawing, carrying, bearing a rider, and like purposes.

Bullverb

To endeavour to raise prices in.

‘to bull the market’;

Horsenoun

The male of the genus Equus, in distinction from the female or male; usually, a castrated male.

Bullverb

to publish in a Papal bull

Horsenoun

Mounted soldiery; cavalry; - used without the plural termination; as, a regiment of horse; - distinguished from foot.

‘The armies were appointed, consisting of twenty-five thousand horse and foot.’;

Bullverb

to mock, cheat

Horsenoun

A frame with legs, used to support something; as, a clotheshorse, a sawhorse, etc.

Bullnoun

The male of any species of cattle (Bovidæ); hence, the male of any large quadruped, as the elephant; also, the male of the whale.

Horsenoun

A frame of timber, shaped like a horse, on which soldiers were made to ride for punishment.

Bullnoun

One who, or that which, resembles a bull in character or action.

Horsenoun

Anything, actual or figurative, on which one rides as on a horse; a hobby.

Bullnoun

Taurus, the second of the twelve signs of the zodiac.

‘At last from Aries rolls the bounteous sun,And the bright Bull receives him.’;

Horsenoun

A mass of earthy matter, or rock of the same character as the wall rock, occurring in the course of a vein, as of coal or ore; hence, to take horse - said of a vein - is to divide into branches for a distance.

Bullnoun

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.

Horsenoun

See Footrope, a.

Bullnoun

a ludicrously false statement; nonsense. Also used as an expletive.

Horsenoun

A translation or other illegitimate aid in study or examination; - called also trot, pony, Dobbin.

Bullnoun

A seal. See Bulla.

Horsenoun

heroin.

Bullnoun

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 fresh bull of Leo's had declared how inflexible the court of Rome was in the point of abuses.’;

Horsenoun

horsepower.

Bullnoun

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.

‘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.’;

Horseverb

To provide with a horse, or with horses; to mount on, or as on, a horse.

Bulladjective

Of or pertaining to a bull; resembling a bull; male; large; fierce.

Horseverb

To sit astride of; to bestride.

Bullverb

To be in heat; to manifest sexual desire as cows do.

Horseverb

To mate with (a mare); - said of the male.

Bullverb

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.

Horseverb

To take or carry on the back; as, the keeper, horsing a deer.

Bullnoun

uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle

Horseverb

To place on the back of another, or on a wooden horse, etc., to be flogged; to subject to such punishment.

Bullnoun

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’;

Horseverb

To get on horseback.

Bullnoun

obscene words for unacceptable behavior;

‘I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk’; ‘what he said was mostly bull’;

Horsenoun

solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times

Bullnoun

a serious and ludicrous blunder;

‘he made a bad bull of the assignment’;

Horsenoun

a padded gymnastic apparatus on legs

Bullnoun

uncomplimentary terms for a policeman

Horsenoun

troops trained to fight on horseback;

‘500 horse led the attack’;

Bullnoun

an investor with an optimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to rise and so buys now for resale later

Horsenoun

a framework for holding wood that is being sawed

Bullnoun

(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Taurus

Horsenoun

a chessman in the shape of a horse's head; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa)

Bullnoun

the second sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about April 20 to May 20

Horseverb

provide with a horse or horses

Bullnoun

the center of a target

Horsenoun

a large plant-eating domesticated mammal with solid hoofs and a flowing mane and tail, used for riding, racing, and to carry and pull loads.

Bullnoun

a formal proclamation issued by the pope (usually written in antiquated characters and sealed with a leaden bulla)

Horsenoun

an adult male horse; a stallion or gelding.

Bullnoun

mature male of various mammals of which the female is called `cow'; e.g. whales or elephants or especially cattle

Horsenoun

a wild mammal of the horse family.

Bullverb

push or force;

‘He bulled through his demands’;

Horsenoun

cavalry

‘forty horse and sixty foot’;

Bullverb

try to raise the price of stocks through speculative buying

Horsenoun

a frame or structure on which something is mounted or supported, especially a sawhorse.

Bullverb

talk through one's hat;

‘The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it’;

Horsenoun

a horizontal bar, rail, or rope in the rigging of a sailing ship.

Bullverb

advance in price;

‘stocks were bulling’;

Horsenoun

short for vaulting horse

Bullnoun

an uncastrated male bovine animal

‘bull calves’;

Horsenoun

a unit of horsepower

‘a 63-horse engine’;

Bullnoun

a large male animal, especially a whale or elephant.

Horsenoun

heroin.

Bullnoun

the zodiacal sign or constellation Taurus.

Horsenoun

an obstruction in a vein.

Bullnoun

a bullseye

‘aim for the bull!’;

Horseverb

provide (a person or vehicle) with a horse or horses

‘six men, horsed, masked, and armed’;

Bullnoun

a person who buys shares hoping to sell them at a higher price later.

Horse

The horse (Equus ferus caballus) is a domesticated one-toed hoofed mammal. It belongs to the taxonomic family Equidae and is one of two extant subspecies of Equus ferus.

Bullnoun

a papal edict

‘the Pope issued a bull of excommunication’;

Bullnoun

stupid or untrue talk or writing; nonsense

‘much of what he says is sheer bull’;

Bullverb

push or move powerfully or violently

‘he bulled the motor cycle clear of the tunnel’;

Bullverb

(of a cow) behave in a manner characteristic of being on heat.

Bull

A bull is an intact (i.e., not castrated) adult male of the species Bos taurus. More muscular and aggressive than the females of the same species, the cows, bulls have long been an important symbol in many cultures, and play a significant role in beef ranching, dairy farming, and a variety of other cultural activities, including bullfighting and bull riding.

Bull Illustrations

Horse Illustrations

Popular Comparisons

Latest Comparisons

Trending Comparisons