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Definition of "bold" []

  • Fearless and daring; courageous. (adjective)
  • Requiring or exhibiting courage and bravery. See Synonyms at brave. (adjective)
  • Unduly forward and brazen; impudent: a bold, sassy child. (adjective)
  • Clear and distinct to the eye; conspicuous: a bold handwriting. (adjective)
  • Steep or abrupt in grade or terrain: bold cliffs. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bold" in a sentence
  • "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_.'"