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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bold mean? 

BOLD (noun)
  The noun BOLD has 1 sense:

1. a typeface with thick heavy lines

  Familiarity information: BOLD used as a noun is very rare.

BOLD (adjective)
  The adjective BOLD has 3 senses:

1. fearless and daring
2. clear and distinct
3. very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front

  Familiarity information: BOLD used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

BOLD (noun)

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A typeface with thick heavy lines

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


bold; bold face; boldface

Hypernyms ("bold" is a kind of...):

face; font; fount; typeface (a specific size and style of type within a type family)

BOLD (adjective)

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Fearless and daring

Context examples:

bold settlers on some foreign shore / a bold speech / a bold adventure


overvaliant (having or showing undue valor or boldness)

overreaching; vaulting (revealing excessive self-confidence; reaching for the heights)

nervy (showing or requiring courage and contempt of danger)

heroic; heroical (having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes)

foolhardy; heady; rash; reckless (marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences)

emboldened (made bold or courageous)

daredevil; temerarious (presumptuously daring)

audacious; brave; dauntless; fearless; intrepid; unfearing (invulnerable to fear or intimidation)


forward (used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty)

fearless; unafraid (oblivious of dangers or perils or calmly resolute in facing them)

adventuresome; adventurous (willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises)

brave; courageous (possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching)


boldness; daring; hardihood; hardiness (the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger)


timid (showing fear and lack of confidence)

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Clear and distinct

Context examples:

bold handwriting / a figure carved in bold relief / a bold design


conspicuous (obvious to the eye or mind)

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Very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front


bluff; bold; sheer

Context examples:

a bluff headland / where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise / a sheer descent of rock


steep (having a sharp inclination)

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