Crossword clues for bold
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Bold \Bold\ (b[=o]ld), a. [OE. bald, bold, AS. bald, beald; akin to Icel. ballr, OHG. bald, MHG. balt, D. boud, Goth. bal[thorn]ei boldness, It. baldo. In Ger. there remains only bald, adv. soon. Cf. Bawd, n.]
Forward to meet danger; venturesome; daring; not timorous or shrinking from risk; brave; courageous.
Throngs of knights and barons bold.
Exhibiting or requiring spirit and contempt of danger; planned with courage; daring; vigorous. ``The bold design leased highly.''
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.
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. ``Bold tales.''
The cathedral church is a very bold work.
Standing prominently out to view; markedly conspicuous; striking the eye; in high relief.
Shadows in painting . . . make the figure bolder.
Steep; abrupt; prominent.
Where the bold cape its warning forehead rears.
Bold \Bold\, v. t.
To make bold or daring. [Obs.]
Bold \Bold\, v. i. To be or become bold. [Obs.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English beald (West Saxon), bald (Anglian) "bold, brave, confident, strong," from Proto-Germanic *balthaz (cognates: Old High German bald "bold, swift," in names such as Archibald, Leopold, Theobald; Gothic balþei "boldness;" Old Norse ballr "frightful, dangerous"), perhaps from PIE *bhol-to- suffixed form of *bhel- (2) "to blow, swell" (see bole).\n
\nOf flavors (coffee, etc.) from 1829. The noun meaning "those who are bold" is from c.1300. Old French and Provençal baut "bold," Italian baldo "bold, daring, fearless" are Germanic loan-words.
Etymology 1 alt. (context obsolete English) A dwelling; habitation; building. n. (context obsolete English) A dwelling; habitation; building. Etymology 2
courageous, daring. v
1 (context transitive English) To make (a font or some text) bold. 2 (context transitive obsolete English) To make bold or daring. 3 (context intransitive obsolete English) To become bold.
adj. fearless and daring; "bold settlers on some foreign shore"; "a bold speech"; "a bold adventure" [ant: timid]
clear and distinct; "bold handwriting"; "a figure carved in bold relief"; "a bold design"
Bold is a late 1980s youth crew hardcore band from Westchester County, New York, which, along with bands like Youth Of Today and Side By Side, were a part of the Youth Crew and an influence in the late 80's straight edge hardcore scene. The band progressed to a more rock-oriented sound in its later years.
Bold is a font style used for emphasis.
Bold or BOLD may also refer to:
- Boldness, or being bold, courage, the opposite of being shy
Bold (a term derived from kobold) was a German sonar decoy, used by U-boats during the Second World War from 1942 onwards. It consisted of a metal canister about in diameter filled with calcium hydride. It was launched by an ejector system colloquially referred to as Pillenwerfer (English: " pill thrower").
When mixed with seawater, the calcium hydride produced large quantities of hydrogen which bubbled out of the container, creating a false sonar target. A valve opened and closed, holding the device at a depth of about . The device lasted 20 to 25 minutes.
The Royal Navy called it SBT (Submarine Bubble Target).
Bold is a surname. Notable people with the name include:
- Alan Bold (Scottish writer)
- Gary Bold (New Zealand physicist)
- Gina Bold (English artist)
- Aaron Bold (Lacrosse player)
- Samuel Bold (English clergyman)
- Charlie Bold (Major League Baseball player)
- William Bold (Australian town clerk)
Bold (1948–1952) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse that is best remembered for winning the 1951 Preakness Stakes in a long shot victory and for being killed when struck by lightning at the age of four while pastured at his Upperville, Virginia farm.
Bold is a laundry detergent brand owned by Procter & Gamble.
It was launched in 1974 as the UK's first low suds biological detergent. In 1982, it was relaunched as the country's only combined detergent/ conditioner, and has been a popular product since.
In 2004, the Bold 2in1 detergent/conditioner product was given a packaging revamp.
Usage examples of "bold".
And aboard this ship a bold look, one that even hints at a challenge to authority, counts as insolence.
Thus, all the while that Galileo was inventing modern physics, teaching mathematics to princes, discovering new phenomena among the planets, publishing science books for the general public, and defending his bold theories against establishment enemies, he was also buying thread for Suor Luisa, choosing organ music for Mother Achillea, shipping gifts of food, and supplying his homegrown citrus fruits, wine, and rosemary leaves for the kitchen and apothecary at San Matteo.
The acquisition of Modar, a prince of the royal blood of the Amali, gave a bold and faithful champion to the cause of Rome.
He lifted his gaze to find both the Duchess and Acton had turned indulgent smiles on the redheaded chit, as if charmed by her bold behavior.
The chief secret, however, of the origin of the peculiar phrases under consideration consisted in their striking fitness to the nature and facts of the case, their adaptedness to express these facts in a bold and vivid manner.
Berry was aroused by an unusual prolonged wailing of the child, which showed that no one was comforting it, and failing to get any answer to her applications for admittance, she made bold to enter.
The advertising positioned the product line and created a bold identity for the company.
There were bold rumors afoot that Graig had been murdered, and though nothing could be proven, the wardens were taking no more chances.
George-a-Green, 505 I shall make bold to turn agen Nor am I doubtful of the issue In a just quarrel, and mine is so.
This long letter, written in a bold, flowing hand on a 489 Nineteen hundred and forty-four dozen sheets of bright-blue airmail paper, contained all sorts of information about European people, places and corporations known to Cyrus.
The clerestory shafts in the aisle of the north transept are bolder than in the south, and the capitals, especially on the east side, are more elaborate and beautiful.
On the report of this bold invasion, which threatened his hereditary dominions, Alp Arslan flew to the scene of action at the head of forty thousand horse.
When a bold hunch leads them from a wild murder investigation to a red-hot love affair, Amaryllis is shocked, Lucas is delighted-- and no power on heaven, earth or St.
His bold cheekbones, aggressive nose, and strong jaw were as exotic, compelling, and mysterious to Amaryllis as the alien artifacts themselves.
That seemed to satisfy Amir in some obscure manner and he kissed each of her knees then placed his mouth to the soft muscle inside each limb and fiercely suckled and bit, leaving a bold mark like a brand on each.