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Definition 1: a typeface with thick heavy lines - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for bold in the sense of this definition

(bold is a kind of ...) a specific size and style of type within a type family

Definition 2: fearless and daring - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where bold or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bold settlers on some foreign shore
  • a bold speech
  • a bold adventure

(bold is similar to ...) made bold or courageous

(bold is similar to ...) having or showing undue valor or boldness

"a foolish overvaliant act"

(bold is similar to ...) revealing excessive self-confidence; reaching for the heights

"vaulting ambition"

(bold is similar to ...) showing or requiring courage and contempt of danger

"the nervy feats of mountaineers"

(bold is similar to ...) invulnerable to fear or intimidation

"audacious explorers" "fearless reporters and photographers" "intrepid pioneers"

(bold is similar to ...) presumptuously daring

"a daredevil test pilot having the right stuff"

(bold is similar to ...) having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes

"the heroic attack on the beaches of Normandy" "heroic explorers"

(bold is similar to ...) marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences

"foolhardy enough to try to seize the gun from the hijacker" "became the fiercest and most reckless of partisans" "a reckless driver" "a rash attempt to climb Mount Everest"

(means also ...) possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching

"Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring" "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain" "set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory"

(means also ...) used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty

"a forward child badly in need of discipline"

(means also ...) oblivious of dangers or perils or calmly resolute in facing them

(means also ...) willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises

"adventurous pioneers" "the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy"

(... are attributes of bold) the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger

"the proposal required great boldness" "the plan required great hardiness of heart"

Definition 3: clear and distinct - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where bold or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bold handwriting
  • a figure carved in bold relief
  • a bold design

(bold is similar to ...) obvious to the eye or mind

"a tower conspicuous at a great distance" "wore conspicuous neckties" "made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening"

Definition 4: very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where bold or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a bluff headland
  • where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise
  • a sheer descent of rock

Synonyms for bold in the sense of this definition

(bold is similar to ...) having a sharp inclination

"the steep attic stairs" "steep cliffs"

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