Definitions for BOLDboʊld
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
not hesitating or fearful in the face of danger; courageous.
scorning or ignoring the rules of propriety; forward; impudent.
requiring courage and daring:
beyond the usual limits of conventional thought or action; inventive or imaginative:
a bold solution to a perplexing problem.
striking or conspicuous to the eye; flashy; showy:
a bold pattern.
a bold promontory.
typeset in boldface.
Obs. trusting; assured.
* Syn: bold , brazen , forward , presumptuous refer to behavior or manners that break the rules of propriety. bold suggests shamelessness and immodesty: a bold stare. brazen suggests the same, together with a defiant manner: a brazen liar. forward implies making oneself unduly prominent or bringing oneself to notice with too much assurance: The forward young man challenged the speaker. presumptuous implies overconfidence, or taking too much for granted: It was presumptuous of her to think she could defeat the champion.
Origin of bold:
bef. 1000; ME bald, bold, OE b(e)ald; c. OS, OHG bald, ON ballr dire
boldface, bold face, bold(adj)
a typeface with thick heavy lines
fearless and daring
"bold settlers on some foreign shore"; "a bold speech"; "a bold adventure"
clear and distinct
"bold handwriting"; "a figure carved in bold relief"; "a bold design"
bluff, bold, sheer(adj)
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
brave or confident
a bold decision/statement
bright and strong in color
letters printed in dark ink
The girl stepped boldly onto the stage.; His boldness was surprising.
forward to meet danger; venturesome; daring; not timorous or shrinking from risk; brave; courageous
exhibiting or requiring spirit and contempt of danger; planned with courage; daring; vigorous
in a bad sense, too forward; taking undue liberties; over assuming or confident; lacking proper modesty or restraint; rude; impudent
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
standing prominently out to view; markedly conspicuous; striking the eye; in high relief
steep; abrupt; prominent
to make bold or daring
to be or become bold
Translations for BOLD
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
daring or fearless
a bold plan of attack.
- جَريء، جَسورArabic
- ousadoPortuguese (BR)
- valiente, audaz, atrevidoSpanish
- نترس؛ متهورFarsi
- hugaður, djarfurIcelandic
- ardito, coraggiosoItalian
- drosmīgs; pārdrošsLatvian
- dristig, djervNorwegian
- نترس؛ متهورPersian
- زړه ور، په زړه ببرPashto
- храбрый, смелыйRussian
- djärv, vågadSwedish
- cüretkâr, cesur, gözüpekTurkish
- 大膽的Chinese (Trad.)
- دلیر ، بہادرUrdu
- táo bạoVietnamese
- 大胆的Chinese (Simp.)
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