- Bold is defined as free in behavior, or prominent.
- A person who is not afraid to speak up for what he believes, even to people with more power than him, is an example of someone who is bold.
- A child who is too confident and arrogant as a result of being spoiled is an example of a child who is overly bold.
- A strong, deep rich red color is an example of a bold color.
- When you have certain letters thicker than others, this is an example of bold.
bold definition by Webster's New World
- showing a readiness to take risks or face danger; daring; fearless
- too free in behavior or manner; taking liberties; impudent; shameless
- steep or abrupt, as a cliff
- prominent and clear; striking and sharp: to write a bold hand
- bright and vivid; rich: bold colors
- printed in boldface
- forceful in expression
- Obsolete confident
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English beald, bold, brave, akin to German bald: origin, originally sense, “swollen up” ; from Indo-European base an unverified form bhel-: see ball
bold definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective bold·er, bold·est
- Fearless and daring; courageous.
- Requiring or exhibiting courage and bravery. See Synonyms at brave.
- Unduly forward and brazen; impudent: a bold, sassy child.
- Clear and distinct to the eye; conspicuous: a bold handwriting.
- Steep or abrupt in grade or terrain: bold cliffs.
- Printing Boldface.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English bald; see bhel-2 in Indo-European roots.
- boldˈly adverb
- boldˈness noun
bold - Computer Definition
, and color other than the black and grayscale in which this book is printed. Rich text often conforms to the Rich Text Formatting (RTF) standard developed by Microsoft Corporation. RTF allows a word processing program to create a rich text file encoded with all necessary formatting instructions, and without any hidden codes. An RTF-encoded file also can be transmitted between applications on a computer and across a network without loss of formatting because it consists only of standard text characters. See also plain text.
bold - Phrases/Idioms