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Definitions of bold

  1. To make bold or daring. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To be or become bold. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Forward to meet danger; venturesome; daring; not timorous or shrinking from risk; brave; courageous. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Exhibiting or requiring spirit and contempt of danger; planned with courage; daring; vigorous. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. In a bad sense, too forward; taking undue liberties; over assuming or confident; lacking proper modesty or restraint; rude; impudent. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Standing prominently out to view; markedly conspicuous; striking the eye; in high relief. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Steep; abrupt; prominent. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. BOLDNESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. fearless and daring; "bold settlers on some foreign shore"; "a bold speech"; "a bold adventure" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. clear and distinct; "bold handwriting"; "a figure carved in bold relief"; "a bold design" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. Courageous; fearless; venturesome; planned or carried out with courage and spirit; steep; abrupt, as a cliff; prominent; as, newspaper headlines are printed in bold type; in high relief; rude; presuming; overstepping limitations. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Daring or courageous: forward or impudent: executed with spirit: striking to the sight: steep or abrupt. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Having or requiring courage or daring; impudent; conspicuous; abrupt. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. Possessing, showing, or requiring courage; fearless; audacious; impudent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Striking; vigorous; prominent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Courageous: daring; exhibiting courage; planned or executed with courage and spirit; rude; impudent standing out to view; striking; steep; abrupt. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. Daring; courageous; fearless; confident; rude; steep. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for bold

  1. He must be a bold fellow; they say Zorrillo and he. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. He determined upon a bold step. – The Boy Allies at Jutland by Robert L. Drake