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Bold appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Quick wafting zephyrs vex bold Jim. (29 letters)
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective bold:


The word bold is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective bold

What does bold mean as an attribute of a noun?

Bold is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: bolder | boldest

  1. fearless and daring
  2. clear and distinct
    • examples: bold handwriting | a figure carved in bold relief | a bold design
    • similar: conspicuous
  3. very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front
    • example: where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise
    • synonyms of bold: bluff / sheer
    • similar: steep

Alternative definition of the adjective bold


  1. Courageous, daring.
  2. [context: of a typeface] having thicker strokes than the ordinary form of the typeface
  3. See presumptuous.

Specialised definition of the adjective bold

Glossary of sports / golf

usually descriptive of a putt that's hit too hard and goes well beyond the hole, but it might be applied to any shot that carries too far or to a firmly hit approach shot to a pin that's well protected

Definition of the noun bold

What does bold mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: bolds

  1. a typeface with thick heavy lines

Definition of the verb bold

What does bold mean as a doing word?


  1. To make a selected portion of text have a typeface with thicker and heavier strokes.


Bold is a civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens in Merseyside, England. Bold itself is situated to the south east of St Helens, near to the boundaries with Halton and Warrington in Cheshire. The parish extends southwards beyond the M62 motorway and includes the hamlet of Bold Heath along with the Clock Face and New Bold area of St Helens. According to the 2001 Census it had a population of 2,283.


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 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.

  • born in (67 years ago)


  1. Bold is a fictional character from the 2014 film Autómata.
  2. Bold is a fictional character from the animated children's television series The Animals of Farthing Wood based upon the books of the same name by author Colin Dann. Bold is a fox.

There are other characters with in their name, like Charles the Bold.


  1. "Bold" is a musical album of Readymade FC.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  2. "Bold" is a musical album of Catriona MacDonald.
    • released in (15 years ago)
  3. "Bold" is a musical album of Angie & Debbie Winans.
  4. "Bold" is a musical album of Be.
  5. "Bold" is a composition.
  6. "BOLD" is a song by Boldy James.


"Bold" is a 2006 crime fiction and drama film written and directed by K.C. Bokadia.


  1. Bold is a breed temperament.
  2. Bold is a laundry detergent brand owned by Procter & Gamble.
  3. Bold was a German sonar decoy, used by U-boats during the Second World War from 1942 onwards. It consisted of a metal canister about 10 cm in diameter filled with calcium hydride. It was launched by an ejector system colloquially referred to as Pillenwerfer.
    • also known as Pillenwerfer
  4. Bold is a website.
  5. Bold is a family name.

Phrases with Bold

Phrases starting with the word Bold:

  1. bold face
  2. bold fmri
  3. bold-faced
  4. Bold As Brass
  5. Bold Characodon
  6. Bold Checkered Whiptail

Phrases ending with the word Bold:

  1. make bold
  2. to make bold
  3. Blackboard bold
  4. Fortune Favors The Bold

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Bold

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Google previewWhere A Beautiful Journey Begins (2013)

by Dr. Joy Riar O.D.

Being bold means you make a statement about your life. Always take a stand for your life. There is nothing to be afraid of. It is only when you lose yourself to self- sabotage that the world feels unapplauding. It is then that you become less ...

Google previewPortraits of Prayer (2016)

People Who Prayed and the Prayers They Prayed by Piqela Gabaza

Being bold means to face the threat, the danger, the Sanhedrin and the fate, whatever it was, that went with preaching the Word of God. By stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your ...

Google previewBoot Sequence: Strategies to Guide Your Career in Information Technology (2015)

by Sean Anderson

Being bold also means that you are a true problem solver and not ...

Google previewMaking Great Games (2012)

An Insider's Guide to Designing and Developing the World's Greatest Games by Michael Thornton Wyman

However, being bold means that we will always have a set of ambitions we are working towards, and this will always be hard ...

Google previewThe Rules of Management, Expanded Edition (2011)

A Definitive Code for Managerial Success by Richard Templar

Being bold means you can take risks. And taking risks means they pay off—not all the time but often enough that you get a name for yourself as a high-flyer, a go -getter, a success. Being passionate means caring about what you do. Not just.

Google previewA Writer's Guide to Persistence (2015)

How to Create a Lasting and Productive Writing Practice by Jordan Rosenfeld

Being bold also means claiming your voice as your own rather than attempting to mimic others'. It means not censoring yourself (at least in the act of drafting—you can revise as needed later), putting your work and yourselfin ...

Google previewHeat and Light (2010)

Advice for the Next Generation of Journalists by Mike Wallace, Beth Knobel

Being bold also means being relentless in your pursuit of a story. When faced with adversity, a truly relentless reporter goes for the story another way instead of being put off. 4. Use your comparative advantage. Whatever you do, strive to do it ...

Google previewName This Font - A Practical Encyclopedia of Letterforms (2006)

Volume 1: Uppercase, Upright Fonts - Sans Serif, Serif, Condensed by Thomas V Skrivan

FB FB Agency Black A Helvetica Inserat FB FB Agency Regular A Helvetica Ultra Compr A ITC Anna BT Huxley Vertical BT Aurora Bold Condensed A Industria Solid BT Aurora Condensed FHD Isepik ICG Badloc MT Mekanik ICG Badloc ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1775)

Answering at Once the Purposes of Rhyming, Spelling, and Pronouncing. On a Plan Not Hitherto Attempted ... To which is Prefixed a Copious Introduction to the Various Uses of the Work ... and for the Purposes of Poetry is Added an Index of Allowable Rhymes by John Walker

To make bold, v. a. To raise confidence; to encourage, v, *. Made of gold ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (Volume 1 of 2) (2009)

Vol 7: Foodways: Easyread Large Bold Edition by John T. Edge

Vol 7: Foodways: Easyread Large Bold Edition John T. Edge. was valuable, and in the autumn a quarter of the body weight of healthy coons and possums might be fat. John Audubon and John Bachman noted the anticipation that proceeded a ...

Google previewFirst Name Reverse Dictionary (1993)

Given Names Listed by Meaning, 2d ed. by Yvonne Navarro

bold Diallo ( African); Kyne (AngloSaxon); Tristram (Celtic); Caleb (Hebrew), Cale, Kaleb; Cort (Old ...

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Sign language

Be Bold Be Strong - sign language actions

Some actions based on sign-supported English for the Christian worship song Be Bold Be Strong.

Quotes about Bold

Be you bold brothers
You of the dark black skin
Be you bold brother
You of the blue black skin
Be you bold brother
You of the high yellow skin
Be you bounteous bound to be a black brother
You of the dirty red skin. (David E. Patton)
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Scrabble value of B3O1L1D2

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of BOLD

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