(noun, adjective, verb)


1. courageous, daring.

- bold settlers on some foreign shore

- a bold speech

- a bold adventure

Similar word(s): adventuresome, adventurous, fearless, unafraid, forward, audacious, brave, dauntless, fearless, hardy, intrepid, unfearing, daredevil, temerarious, emboldened, foolhardy, heady, rash, reckless, heroic, heroical, nervy, overreaching, vaulting, overvaliant, brave, courageous

2. clear and distinct

- bold handwriting

- a figure carved in bold relief

- a bold design

Similar word(s): conspicuous

3. very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front

- where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise

Similar word(s): steep, bluff, sheer

Sentences with bold as an adjective:

- Bold deeds win admiration and, sometimes, medals.

- The last word of this sentence is bold.


1. a typeface with thick heavy lines

Similar word(s): boldface

Definition categories: communication, case, face, font, fount, typeface


1. (transitive) To make (a font or some text) bold.

2. (transitive, obsolete) To make bold or daring.

3. (intransitive, obsolete) To become bold.