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adjective \ˈbōld\

: 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

Full Definition of BOLD

1
a :  fearless before danger :  intrepid
b :  showing or requiring a fearless daring spirit
3
obsolete :  assured, confident
4
:  sheer, steep <bold cliffs>
5
:  adventurous, free <a bold thinker>
6
:  standing out prominently
7
:  being or set in boldface
bold·ly \ˈbōl(d)-lē\ adverb
bold·ness \ˈbōl(d)-nəs\ noun

Examples of BOLD

  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 of BOLD

Middle English, from Old English beald; akin to Old High German bald bold
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with BOLD

2bold

noun

Definition of BOLD

:  boldface

First Known Use of BOLD

circa 1871

Other Printing Terms

epigraph, errata, leader, mechanical, notch, tittle, underscore, widow
BOLDNESS Defined for Kids

bold

adjective \ˈbōld\
bold·erbold·est

Definition of BOLD for Kids

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:  willing to meet danger or take risks :  daring <bold knights>
2
:  not polite and modest :  fresh <a bold remark>
3
:  showing or calling for courage or daring <a bold plan>
4
:  standing out prominently <She has a face with bold features.>
bold·ly adverb
bold·ness noun

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