Pronunciation: (bōld), [key]
—adj., -er, -est.
1. not hesitating or fearful in the face of actual or possible danger or rebuff; courageous and daring: a bold hero.
2. not hesitating to break the rules of propriety; forward; impudent: He apologized for being so bold as to speak to the emperor.
3. necessitating courage and daring; challenging: a bold adventure.
4. beyond the usual limits of conventional thought or action; imaginative: Einstein was a bold mathematician. a difficult problem needing a bold answer.
5. striking or conspicuous to the eye; flashy; showy: a bold pattern.
6. steep; abrupt: a bold promontory.
7. Naut.deep enough to be navigable close to the shore: bold waters.
8. Print.typeset in boldface.
9. Obs.trusting; assured.
10. make bold, to presume or venture; dare: I made bold to offer my suggestion.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.