Definitions of bold

  1. 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"
  2. a typeface with thick heavy lines
  3. fearless and daring; " bold settlers on some foreign shore"; " a bold speech"; " a bold adventure"
  4. clear and distinct; " bold handwriting"; " a figure carved in bold relief"; " a bold design"
  5. Forward to meet danger; venturesome; daring; not timorous or shrinking from risk; brave; courageous.
  6. Exhibiting or requiring spirit and contempt of danger; planned with courage; daring; vigorous.
  7. In a bad sense, too forward; taking undue liberties; over assuming or confident; lacking proper modesty or restraint; rude; impudent.
  8. 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.
  9. Standing prominently out to view; markedly conspicuous; striking the eye; in high relief.
  10. Steep; abrupt; prominent.
  11. To make bold or daring.
  12. To be or become bold.
  13. Courageous; fearless; venturesome; planned or carried out with courage and spirit; steep; abrupt, as a cliff; prominent; as, newspaper headlines are printed in bold type; in high relief; rude; presuming; overstepping limitations.
  14. Daring or courageous: forward or impudent: executed with spirit: striking to the sight: steep or abrupt.
  16. Having or requiring courage or daring; impudent; conspicuous; abrupt.
  17. Possessing, showing, or requiring courage; fearless; audacious; impudent.
  18. Striking; vigorous; prominent.
  19. Courageous: daring; exhibiting courage; planned or executed with courage and spirit; rude; impudent standing out to view; striking; steep; abrupt.
  20. Daring; courageous; fearless; confident; rude; steep.

Usage examples for bold

  1. He must be a bold fellow; they say Zorrillo and he. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. He determined upon a bold step. – The Boy Allies at Jutland by Robert L. Drake
  3. You were not so bold once. – The Garies and Their Friends by Frank J. Webb
  4. Are you making a bold guess, or have you any ground for what you're saying? – Blake's Burden by Harold Bindloss
  5. They were very bold and sometimes came on board the vessel. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  6. They fought in thy name, they were glad and bold, They suffered and kept themselves pure. – Poems with Power to Strengthen the Soul by Various
  7. Mr. Snake was very bold. – Mother West Wind 'Why' Stories by Thornton W. Burgess
  8. His attitude was free, his look was bold and his manner full of confidence. – The Redemption of David Corson by Charles Frederic Goss
  9. Well met, bold Robin! – Robin Hood by J. Walker McSpadden
  10. " You do, Sir Nicholas, but if I may make so bold as to say so, I don't think you will be so very long. – Man and Maid by Elinor Glyn
  11. The others followed the bold example. – Sketches of the Covenanters by J. C. McFeeters
  12. My sister says it means I haven't settled down properly yet- calls me the bold bad bachelor! – Simon by J. Storer Clouston
  13. I made bold to look in, hoping to see you better. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  14. Bold measures are for bold men. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  15. He was a very bold fellow. – History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians by George Mogridge
  16. He's bold, at least- yes, and has a great heart to be bold with. – The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2) by Frederic G. Kenyon
  17. But Birdalone spake: If I be bold, lady, it is because I see that I have come into the House of Death. – The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris
  18. I- I made so bold as to bring him in. – Miss Billy by Eleanor H. Porter
  19. It's made you too bold. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells