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adjective \ˈbōld\

Simple Definition of bold

  • : not afraid of danger or difficult situations

  • : showing or needing confidence or lack of fear

  • : very confident in a way that may seem rude or foolish

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bold

  1. 1 a :  fearless before danger :  intrepid b :  showing or requiring a fearless daring spirit

  2. 2 :  impudent, presumptuous

  3. 3 obsolete :  assured, confident

  4. 4 :  sheer, steep <bold cliffs>

  5. 5 :  adventurous, free <a bold thinker>

  6. 6 :  standing out prominently

  7. 7 :  being or set in boldface

boldly

play \ˈbōl(d)-lē\ adverb

boldness

play \ˈbōl(d)-nəs\ noun

Examples of bold in a sentence

  1. Few politicians have been bold enough to oppose the plan to cut taxes.

  2. It's a bold plan that might fail.

  3. Hiring a novice was a bold move.

  4. He punished the bold child for talking back.

  5. I'd like to offer a few criticisms, if I may be so bold.

  6. She wore a dress with bold stripes.

  7. The painting is done in bold colors.



Origin and Etymology of bold

Middle English, from Old English beald; akin to Old High German bald bold


First Known Use: before 12th century


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bold

noun

Definition of bold



Circa 1871

First Known Use of bold

circa 1871

Rhymes with bold



BOLD Defined for Kids

bold

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adjective \ˈbōld\

Definition of bold for Students

bolder

boldest

  1. 1 :  willing to meet danger or take risks :  daring <bold knights>

  2. 2 :  not polite and modest :  fresh <a bold remark>

  3. 3 :  showing or calling for courage or daring <a bold plan>

  4. 4 :  standing out prominently <She has a face with bold features.>

boldly

adverb

boldness

noun



Medical Dictionary

BOLD

abbreviation

Medical Definition of BOLD

  1. blood oxygenation level-dependent; blood oxygen level-dependent BOLD is used to describe imaging signals and methods that measure changes in the magnetic properties of hemoglobin accompanying changes in blood oxygen levels. BOLD functional magnetic resonance imaging is dependent on oxygen levels and is used especially in the study of brain function to produce images showing blood flow indicative of neural activity.





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