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Meaning of BOLD

Pronunciation:  bowld

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a typeface with thick heavy lines
  2. [adj]  fearless and daring; "bold settlers on some foreign shore"; "a bold speech"; "a bold adventure"
  3. [adj]  clear and distinct; "bold handwriting"; "a figure carved in bold relief"; "a bold design"
  4. [adj]  very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front; "a bluff headland"; "where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise"; "a sheer descent of rock"

BOLD is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: audacious, bluff, bold face, boldface, brash, brave, conspicuous, daredevil, dauntless, emboldened, fearless, foolhardy, heroic, heroical, intrepid, nervy, obvious, overreaching, overvaliant, rash, reckless, sheer, steep, temerarious, unfearing, vaulting, venturesome
 Antonyms: timid
 See Also: adventuresome, adventurous, courageous, face, font, forward, fount, typeface, unafraid(p)



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bold\ (b[=o]ld), a. [OE. bald, bold, AS. bald, beald; akin
    to Icel. ballr, OHG. bald, MHG. balt, D. boud, Goth.
    bal[thorn]ei boldness, It. baldo. In Ger. there remains only
    bald, adv. soon. Cf. {Bawd}, n.]
    1. Forward to meet danger; venturesome; daring; not timorous
       or shrinking from risk; brave; courageous.
             Throngs of knights and barons bold.   --Milton.
    2. Exhibiting or requiring spirit and contempt of danger;
       planned with courage; daring; vigorous. ``The bold design
       leased highly.'' --Milton.
    3. In a bad sense, too forward; taking undue liberties; over
       assuming or confident; lacking proper modesty or
       restraint; rude; impudent.
             Thou art too wild, too rude and bold of voice.
    4. Somewhat overstepping usual bounds, or conventional rules,
       as in art, literature, etc.; taking liberties in
       composition or expression; as, the figures of an author
       are bold. ``Bold tales.'' --Waller.
             The cathedral church is a very bold work. --Addison.
    5. Standing prominently out to view; markedly conspicuous;
       striking the eye; in high relief.
             Shadows in painting . . . make the figure bolder.
    6. Steep; abrupt; prominent.
             Where the bold cape its warning forehead rears.
  2. \Bold\, v. t.
    To make bold or daring. [Obs.] --Shak.
  3. \Bold\, v. i.
    To be or become bold. [Obs.]
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