American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Fearless and daring; courageous.
- adj. Requiring or exhibiting courage and bravery. See Synonyms at brave.
- adj. Unduly forward and brazen; impudent: a bold, sassy child.
- adj. Clear and distinct to the eye; conspicuous: a bold handwriting.
- adj. Steep or abrupt in grade or terrain: bold cliffs.
- adj. Printing Boldface.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Daring; courageous; brave; intrepid; fearless: applied to men or animals: as, bold as a lion.
- Requiring or exhibiting courage; planned or executed with courage and spirit: as, a bold enterprise.
- Confident; trusting; assured.
- Forward; impudent; audacious: as, a bold huzzy.
- Overstepping usual bounds; presuming upon sympathy or forbearance; showing liberty or license, as in style or expression: as, a bold metaphor.
- Standing out to view; striking to the eye; markedly conspicuous; prominent: as, a bold headland; a bold handwriting.
- Steep; abrupt: as, a bold shore (one that enters the water almost perpendicularly).
- Deep, as water, close to the shore; navigable very near to the land.
- To make bold; embolden; encourage.
- To become bold.
- n. obsolete A dwelling; habitation; building.
- adj. Courageous, daring.
- adj. having thicker strokes than the ordinary form of typeface
- adj. presumptuous.
- v. transitive To make (a font or some text) bold.
- v. obsolete To be or become bold.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Forward to meet danger; venturesome; daring; not timorous or shrinking from risk; brave; courageous.
- adj. Exhibiting or requiring spirit and contempt of danger; planned with courage; daring; vigorous.
- adj. In a bad sense, too forward; taking undue liberties; over assuming or confident; lacking proper modesty or restraint; rude; impudent.
- adj. Somewhat overstepping usual bounds, or conventional rules, as in art, literature, etc.; taking liberties in composition or expression.
- adj. Standing prominently out to view; markedly conspicuous; striking the eye; in high relief.
- adj. Steep; abrupt; prominent.
- v. obsolete To make bold or daring.
- v. obsolete To be or become bold.
- adj. clear and distinct
- n. a typeface with thick heavy lines
- adj. very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front
- adj. fearless and daring
- From Middle English bold, bald, beald, from Old English bald, beald ("bold, brave, confident, strong, of good courage, presumptuous, impudent"), from Proto-Germanic *balþaz (“strong, bold”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhel-, *bhlē- (“to bloat, swell, bubble”). Cognate with Dutch boud ("bold, courageous, fearless"), Middle High German balt ("bold") (whence German bald ("soon")), Swedish båld ("bold, dauntless"). Perhaps related to Albanian ballë ("forehead") and Old Prussian balo ("forehead"). For semantic development compare Italian affrontare ("to face, to deal with"), sfrontato ("brave,daring"), both from Latin frons ("forehead"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English bald; see bhel-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Text enclosed by asterisks was in bold face in the original (* bold*).”
“Text enclosed between tilde characters was in bold face in the original book (~this text is bold~).”
“He applied in public things the Spenserian line, '_Be bold, be bold, and everywhere be bold_,' but neither did he forget the iron door with its admonition, '_Be not too bold_.”
“Text enclosed between tilde characters was in bold face in the original (~bold face~).”
“The section mentions several migratory statuses without specifically including or excluding inmigrado (emphasis in bold is mine).”
“Right there in bold is the issue with your thinking … Israel has been provoking them for 60 years straight.”
“(The "unsigned" in bold is a little confusing when you're scanning the list, but it just refers to the original price of the books.)”
“Make the title bold and in some color other than the default black.”
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“In an op-ed that ran in the Los Angeles Times, Bruce Barcott cheered what he described as bold parenting.”
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