not hesitating or fearful in the face of actual or possible danger or rebuff; courageous and daring:
a bold hero.
not hesitating to break the rules of propriety; forward; impudent:
He apologized for being so bold as to speak to the emperor.
necessitating courage and daring; challenging:
a bold adventure.
beyond the usual limits of conventional thought or action; imaginative:
Einstein was a bold mathematician. a difficult problem needing a bold answer.
striking or conspicuous to the eye; flashy; showy:
a bold pattern.
a bold promontory.
Nautical. deep enough to be navigable close to the shore:
Printing. typeset in boldface.
Obsolete. trusting; assured.
be / make (so) bold, to presume or venture; dare:
I made bold to offer my suggestion.
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courageous, confident, and fearless; ready to take risks
showing or requiring courage: a bold plan
immodest or impudent: she gave him a bold look
standing out distinctly; conspicuous: a figure carved in bold relief
very steep: the bold face of the cliff
imaginative in thought or expression: the novel’s bold plot
(printing) set in bold face
(printing) short for bold face
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not hesitating or fearful in the face of actual or possible danger or rebuff; courageous and daring: a bold hero. not hesitating to break the rules of propriety; forward; impudent: He apologized for being so bold as to speak to the emperor. necessitating courage and daring; challenging: a bold adventure. beyond the usual limits of […]
impudent; brazen: He had the bold-faced effrontery to ask for a raise. Printing. (of type) having thick, heavy lines. type or print that has thick, heavy lines, used for emphasis, headings, etc. This is a sample of boldface . typeset or printed in boldface. to mark (copy) to be set in boldface. Contemporary Examples At […]
a Chilean evergreen tree, Peumus boldus, cultivated in California for its aromatic foliage.
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