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Main Entry: 1bold
Pronunciation: 'bOld
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English beald; akin to Old High German bald bold
Date: before 12th century
1 a : fearless before danger : INTREPID b : showing or requiring a fearless daring spirit <a bold plan>
2 : IMPUDENT, PRESUMPTUOUS
3 obsolete : ASSURED, CONFIDENT
4 : SHEER, STEEP <bold cliffs>
5 : ADVENTUROUS, FREE <a bold thinker>
6 : standing out prominently
7 : being or set in boldface
- boldˇly /'bOl(d)-lE/ adverb
- boldˇness /'bOl(d)-n&s/ noun