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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
  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.  ``The  bold  design 
  leased  highly.''  --Milton. 
 
  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.  ``Bold  tales.''  --Waller. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bold  \Bold\,  v.  t. 
  To  make  bold  or  daring.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bold  \Bold\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  or  become  bold.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bold 
  adj  1:  fearless  and  daring;  "bold  settlers  on  some  foreign  shore"; 
  "a  bold  speech";  "a  bold  adventure"  [ant:  {timid}] 
  2:  clear  and  distinct;  "bold  handwriting";  "a  figure  carved  in 
  bold  relief" 
  3:  willing  to  take  risks  and  try  new  things  "a  new  venturesome 
  spirit  among  today's  young  people"  [syn:  {venturesome}] 
  4:  having  a  prominent  and  almost  vertical  front;  "abluff 
  headland";  "the  bold  face  of  the  cliff";  "a  sheer  descent 
  of  rock"  [syn:  {bluff},  {sheer}] 
  5:  marked  by  excessive  confidence;  "an  arrogant  and  cocksure 
  materialist";  "so  bold  and  impudent  as  to  speak  to  the 
  queen";  "the  less  he  knows  the  more  positive  he  gets" 
  [syn:  {cocksure},  {overconfident},  {positive}] 




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