Meaning of BOLD in English

BOLD

I. ˈbōld adjective

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

Date: before 12th century

1.

a. : fearless before danger : intrepid

b. : showing or requiring a fearless daring spirit

a bold plan

2. : impudent , presumptuous

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

II. noun

Date: circa 1871

: boldface

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