Meaning of BOLD in English


[bold] adj [ME, fr. OE beald; akin to OHG bald bold] (bef. 12c) 1 a: fearless before danger: intrepid b: showing or requiring a fearless daring spirit "a ~ plan"

2: impudent, presumptuous 3 obs: assured, confident

4: sheer, steep "~ cliffs"

5: adventurous, free "a ~ thinker"

6: standing out prominently 7: being or set in boldface -- adv -- bold.ness n

[2]bold n (ca. 1871): boldface

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