Meaning of bold

bold

Pronunciation: (bōld), [key]
— -er, -est.
  1. not hesitating or fearful in the face of actual or possible danger or rebuff; courageous and daring: a bold hero.
  2. not hesitating to break the rules of propriety; forward; impudent: He apologized for being so bold as to speak to the emperor.
  3. necessitating courage and daring; challenging: a bold adventure.
  4. beyond the usual limits of conventional thought or action; imaginative: Einstein was a bold mathematician. a difficult problem needing a bold answer.
  5. striking or conspicuous to the eye; flashy; showy: a bold pattern.
  6. steep; abrupt: a bold promontory.
  7. deep enough to be navigable close to the shore: bold waters.
  8. typeset in boldface.
  9. trusting; assured.
  10. to presume or venture; dare: I made bold to offer my suggestion.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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