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Bull vs. Ox

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Bullnoun

An adult male of domesticated cattle or oxen.

Oxnoun

An adult castrated male of cattle (B. taurus).

Bullnoun

Specifically, one that is uncastrated.

Oxnoun

Any bovine animal (genus Bos). A neat, a beef.

Bullnoun

A male of domesticated cattle or oxen of any age.

Oxnoun

The male of bovine quadrupeds, especially the domestic animal when castrated and grown to its full size, or nearly so. The word is also applied, as a general name, to any species of bovine animals, male and female.

‘All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field.’;

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Bullnoun

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

Oxnoun

an adult castrated bull of the genus Bos; especially Bos taurus

Bullnoun

A large, strong man.

Oxnoun

any of various wild bovines especially of the genera Bos or closely related Bibos

Bullnoun

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

Oxnoun

a domesticated bovine animal kept for milk or meat; a cow or bull

‘he was tall and broad and as strong as an ox’;

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Bullnoun

(slang) A policeman.

Oxnoun

a castrated bull used as a draught animal

‘an ox cart’;

Bullnoun

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

Oxnoun

used in names of wild animals related to or resembling a domesticated ox, e.g. musk ox.

Bullnoun

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

Ox

An ox (plural oxen), also known as a bullock (in BrE, AusE& IndE), is a male bovine trained and used as a draft animal. Oxen are commonly castrated adult male cattle; castration inhibits testosterone and aggression, which makes the males docile and safer to work with.

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Bullnoun

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Bullnoun

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

Bullnoun

A man.

Bullnoun

clipping of bullshit.

Bullnoun

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

Bullnoun

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

Bullnoun

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

Bullnoun

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

Bullnoun

A lie.

Bullnoun

Nonsense.

Bullnoun

a bubble

Bulladjective

Large and strong, like a bull.

Bulladjective

(of large mammals) adult male

‘a bull elephant’;

Bulladjective

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

Bulladjective

stupid

Bullverb

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

‘He bulled his way in.’;

Bullverb

(intransitive) To lie, to tell untruths.

Bullverb

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

Bullverb

To polish boots to a high shine.

Bullverb

To endeavour to raise the market price of.

‘to bull railroad bonds’;

Bullverb

To endeavour to raise prices in.

‘to bull the market’;

Bullverb

to publish in a Papal bull

Bullverb

to mock, cheat

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.

Bullnoun

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

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.’;

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.

Bullnoun

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

Bullnoun

A seal. See Bulla.

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.’;

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.’;

Bulladjective

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

Bullverb

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

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.

Bullnoun

uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle

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’;

Bullnoun

obscene words for unacceptable behavior;

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

Bullnoun

a serious and ludicrous blunder;

‘he made a bad bull of the assignment’;

Bullnoun

uncomplimentary terms for a policeman

Bullnoun

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

Bullnoun

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

Bullnoun

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

Bullnoun

the center of a target

Bullnoun

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

Bullnoun

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

Bullverb

push or force;

‘He bulled through his demands’;

Bullverb

try to raise the price of stocks through speculative buying

Bullverb

talk through one's hat;

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

Bullverb

advance in price;

‘stocks were bulling’;

Bullnoun

an uncastrated male bovine animal

‘bull calves’;

Bullnoun

a large male animal, especially a whale or elephant.

Bullnoun

the zodiacal sign or constellation Taurus.

Bullnoun

a bullseye

‘aim for the bull!’;

Bullnoun

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

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.

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