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1. Forward to meet danger; venturesome; daring; not timorous or shrinking from risk; brave; courageous.
Throngs of knights and barons bold. --Milton.
2. Exhibiting or requiring spirit and contempt of danger; planned with courage; daring; vigorous. “The bold design leased highly.”
3. In a bad sense, too forward; taking undue liberties; over assuming or confident; lacking proper modesty or restraint; rude; impudent.
Thou art too wild, too rude and bold of voice. --Shak.
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.”
The cathedral church is a very bold work. --Addison.
5. Standing prominently out to view; markedly conspicuous; striking the eye; in high relief.
Shadows in painting . . . make the figure bolder. --Dryden.
6. Steep; abrupt; prominent.
Where the bold cape its warning forehead rears. --Trumbull.
Bold v. t. To make bold or daring. [Obs.]
Bold, v. i. To be or become bold. [Obs.]
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, sheer]
n : a typeface with thick heavy lines [syn: boldface, bold