Bold

Definition of Bold

Pronunciation: bōld
a.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.
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.
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.
v. t.1.To make bold or daring.
v. i.1.To be or become bold.

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