bold

I UK [bəʊld] / US [boʊld] adjective
Word forms "bold":
adjective bold comparative bolder superlative boldest
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1)
a) involving a risk
a bold move/step:

In a bold move to try and cut pollution, the city council has banned private cars.

a bold statement/assertion:

They issued a bold statement calling for an immediate end to nuclear testing.

b) confident and not afraid of people

I was feeling bold, so I went and asked him for more money.

One bird was bold enough to come and peck crumbs from the table.

2) very bright, clear, or strong in colour and therefore easy to notice

a shirt with bold blue and yellow stripes

Babies like bold colours.

a) using clear strong letters or lines

Her name was written on the envelope in bold black lettering.

b) formal printed using darker or thicker letters than other printed letters
in bold type (= printing using bold type):

The most important items are listed in bold type.

(as) bold as brassBritish

informal showing a lot of confidence, especially in a way that people think is rude or shocking


They walked in holding hands, as bold as brass.

be/make so bold as to do somethingspoken formal to do something that is rude or shows too much confidence

He was even so bold as to give me advice about how to play.


Derived words:
boldly
adverb

boldly coloured clothes


boldness
noun uncountable
II = boldface
bold UK [bəʊld] / US [boʊld] or boldface UK [ˈbəʊldfeɪs] / US [ˈboʊldfeɪs] noun [uncountable]
a way of printing letters that makes them thicker and darker than usual

You could use bold to make the information stand out a little more.

in bold:

Try putting the title in bold.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • bold — [bəuld US bould] adj comparative bolder superlative boldest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(person/action)¦ 2¦(manner/appearance)¦ 3¦(colours/shapes)¦ 4¦(lines/writing)¦ 5¦(printed letters)¦ 6 make/be so bold (as to do something) 7 if I may be so bold ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Bold — (рус. смелый, храбрый)  многозначный термин. Bold  разговорное сокращение названия телесериала «Дерзкие и красивые» (англ. The Bold and the Beautiful). Bold  альбом одноимённой хардкор панк группы, записанный в 1989 году.… …   Википедия

  • Bold — steht für: Bold (Täuschkörper), eine Abwehrwaffe deutscher U Boote Bold (Band), eine US amerikanische Hardcore Punkband Bold (Botoșani), Dorf im Kreis Botoșani (Rumänien) Bold ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Boldbaatar Bold Erdene (*… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • BOLD — steht für: Blood Oxygen Level Dependency, einen physikalischen Effekt der sich für ein bildgebendes Verfahren in der Medizin nutzen lässt Bold steht für: Bold (Täuschkörper), eine Abwehrwaffe deutscher U Boote Bold ist der Nachname folgender… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • bold — bold·en; bold·face; bold·ly; bold·ness; em·bold·en; ko·bold; bold; …   English syllables

  • bold — [bōld] adj. [ME < OE beald, bold, brave, akin to Ger bald: orig. sense, “swollen up” < IE base * bhel : see BALL1] 1. showing a readiness to take risks or face danger; daring; fearless 2. too free in behavior or manner; taking liberties;… …   English World dictionary

  • bold — ► ADJECTIVE 1) confident and courageous. 2) dated audacious; impudent. 3) (of a colour or design) strong or vivid. 4) (of type) having thick strokes. ► NOUN ▪ a bold typeface. ● be so bold as to …   English terms dictionary

  • bold — BOLD, bolduri, s.n. (reg.) 1. Ac cu măciulie, ac cu gămălie. ♦ Vârf ascuţit. ♦ Cui de metal cu măciulie ornamentală. 2. Băţ ascuţit cu care se îndeamnă vitele. ♦ Împunsătură, înţepătură (dată cu acest băţ). 3. (înv.) Imbold. 4. (reg.) Element de… …   Dicționar Român

  • bold — (adj.) O.E. beald (W.Saxon), bald (Anglian) bold, brave, confident, strong, from P.Gmc. *balthaz (Cf. O.H.G. bald bold, swift, in names such as Archibald, Leopold, Theobald; Goth. balþei boldness; O.N. ballr frightful, dangerous ), perhaps from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Bold — Bold, v. t. To make bold or daring. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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