What does BOLD mean?

Definitions for BOLDboʊld

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word BOLD.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. boldface, bold face, bold(adj)

    a typeface with thick heavy lines

  2. bold(adj)

    fearless and daring

    "bold settlers on some foreign shore"; "a bold speech"; "a bold adventure"

  3. bold(adj)

    clear and distinct

    "bold handwriting"; "a figure carved in bold relief"; "a bold design"

  4. 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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bold(noun)

    forward to meet danger; venturesome; daring; not timorous or shrinking from risk; brave; courageous

  2. Bold(noun)

    exhibiting or requiring spirit and contempt of danger; planned with courage; daring; vigorous

  3. Bold(noun)

    in a bad sense, too forward; taking undue liberties; over assuming or confident; lacking proper modesty or restraint; rude; impudent

  4. Bold(noun)

    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

  5. Bold(noun)

    standing prominently out to view; markedly conspicuous; striking the eye; in high relief

  6. Bold(noun)

    steep; abrupt; prominent

  7. Bold(verb)

    to make bold or daring

  8. Bold(verb)

    to be or become bold


  1. Bold

    Bold is a late 1980s youth crew hardcore band from Westchester County, New York, which along with bands like Youth Of Today and Side By Side were a part of the Youth Crew, and an influence in the late 80's straight edge hardcore scene. The band progressed to a more rock-oriented sound in its later years.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bold

    bōld, adj. daring or courageous: forward or impudent: presumptuous: executed with spirit: striking to the sight, well marked: steep or abrupt.—v.t. Bold′en (obs.), to make bold.—adj. Bold′faced, impudent.—adv. Bold′ly.—n. Bold′ness.—To make bold, to take the liberty, to make free. [A.S. bald; Old High Ger. bald, Ice. ballr.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BOLD' in Adjectives Frequency: #792


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of BOLD in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of BOLD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Virgil:

    Fortune favors the bold.

  2. Matthias Mueller:

    VW needs to think big and bold.

  3. Ted Walters:

    Be bold and the mighty will follow.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Luck always favors those who are bold.

  5. Scott Walker:

    Our big bold reforms here in Wisconsin.

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Translations for BOLD

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • جريءArabic
  • смел, получерен, черен, храбърBulgarian
  • negreta, agosaratCatalan, Valencian
  • troufalý, zvýrazněný, tučný, smělý, odvážný, polotučnýCzech
  • modig, fedDanish
  • tapfer, mutig, kühn, wagemutig, fettGerman
  • θαρραλέος, τολμηρόςGreek
  • aŭdacaEsperanto
  • negrita, audaz, intrépido, atrevidoSpanish
  • julge, vahva, paksEstonian
  • arastelematon, urhoollinen, voimakas, arkailematon, rohkea, suorasukainen, röyhkeä, lihavoitu, selväpiirteinen, uskalias, karskiFinnish
  • effronté, hardi, gras, audacieuxFrench
  • dánaIrish
  • dàna, tromScottish Gaelic
  • אמיץ, בולט, דגוש, אמיצהHebrew
  • kövér, bátorHungarian
  • coraggioso, sfrontato, ardito, grassetto, audaceItalian
  • נועזHebrew
  • 太字, ボールド体, 勇敢, 大胆Japanese
  • feroxLatin
  • vetgedrukt, moedig, vetDutch
  • modigNorwegian
  • odważny, pogrubiony, tłusty, śmiały, pogrubieniePolish
  • bravo, audacioso, negrito, corajosoPortuguese
  • смелый, жирный, полужирный, храбрый, отважныйRussian
  • odvažan, hrabar, одважан, храбар, podebljanSerbo-Croatian
  • opovážlivý, trúfalý, smelý, odvážnySlovak
  • fet, fetstilt, modig, djärvSwedish
  • kalınTurkish
  • 胆大Chinese

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