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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a typeface with thick heavy lines;
[syn: boldface, bold face, bold]


1. fearless and daring;
- Example: "bold settlers on some foreign shore"
- Example: "a bold speech"
- Example: "a bold adventure"

2. clear and distinct;
- Example: "bold handwriting"
- Example: "a figure carved in bold relief"
- Example: "a bold design"

3. very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front;
- Example: "a bluff headland"
- Example: "where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise"
- Example: "a sheer descent of rock"
[syn: bluff, bold, sheer]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bold \Bold\ (b[=o]ld), a. [OE. bald, bold, AS. bald, beald; akin to Icel. ballr, OHG. bald, MHG. balt, D. boud, Goth. bal[thorn]ei boldness, It. baldo. In Ger. there remains only bald, adv. soon. Cf. Bawd, n.] 1. Forward to meet danger; venturesome; daring; not timorous or shrinking from risk; brave; courageous. [1913 Webster] Throngs of knights and barons bold. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Exhibiting or requiring spirit and contempt of danger; planned with courage; daring; vigorous. "The bold design leased highly." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. In a bad sense, too forward; taking undue liberties; over assuming or confident; lacking proper modesty or restraint; rude; impudent. [1913 Webster] Thou art too wild, too rude and bold of voice. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. 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. "Bold tales." --Waller. [1913 Webster] The cathedral church is a very bold work. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 5. Standing prominently out to view; markedly conspicuous; striking the eye; in high relief. [1913 Webster] Shadows in painting . . . make the figure bolder. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 6. Steep; abrupt; prominent. [1913 Webster] Where the bold cape its warning forehead rears. --Trumbull. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bold \Bold\, v. t. To make bold or daring. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bold \Bold\, v. i. To be or become bold. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bold adj 1: fearless and daring; "bold settlers on some foreign shore"; "a bold speech"; "a bold adventure" [ant: timid] 2: clear and distinct; "bold handwriting"; "a figure carved in bold relief"; "a bold design" 3: 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" [syn: bluff, bold, sheer] n 1: a typeface with thick heavy lines [syn: boldface, bold face, bold]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

161 Moby Thesaurus words for "bold": abrupt, adventurous, arrant, arrogant, audacious, aweless, barefaced, blatant, bluff, bold as brass, bold-spirited, boldfaced, bossed, bossy, brash, brassy, brave, brazen, brazenfaced, breakneck, bumptious, challenging, chased, cheeky, chivalric, chivalrous, clear, cocky, confident, conspicuous, contemptuous, contumelious, courageous, daredevil, daring, dauntless, death-defying, defiant, defying, derisive, disdainful, disregardful, distinct, doughty, embossed, eminent, emissile, enterprising, excrescent, excrescential, exhibitionistic, extruding, fearless, fire-eating, fit for sea, flagrant, foolhardy, forward, fresh, gallant, glaring, greathearted, greatly daring, hanging out, hardy, harebrained, headlong, heroic, herolike, immodest, impertinent, impudent, in relief, in the foreground, incautious, insolent, intrepid, ironhearted, jutting, knightlike, knightly, lionhearted, lost to shame, madbrain, madbrained, madcap, manful, manly, nervy, notable, noticeable, notorious, obtrusive, ostensible, outstanding, pert, plucky, plunging, precipitous, presumptuous, procacious, prognathous, projecting, prominent, pronounced, protrudent, protruding, protrusile, protrusive, protuberant, protuberating, raised, rapid, rash, reckless, regardless of consequences, resolute, salient, sassy, saucy, sea-kindly, seaworthy, shameless, sharp, sheer, smart, smart-alecky, snug, soldierlike, soldierly, stalwart, staring, stark-staring, steep, sticking out, stiff, stout, stouthearted, striking, strong, swaggering, temerarious, tender, unabashed, unafraid, unashamed, unblushing, undaunted, unembarrassed, unmodest, valiant, valorous, venturesome, vertical, vigorous, vivid, waterproof, watertight, weatherly, wild, wild-ass