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boldface

[bohld-feys]Printing.
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noun
  1. type or print that has thick, heavy lines, used for emphasis, headings, etc.This is a sample of boldface
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adjective
  1. typeset or printed in boldface.
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verb (used with object), bold·faced, bold·fac·ing.
  1. to mark (copy) to be set in boldface.
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Compare lightface.

Origin of boldface

First recorded in 1685–95; bold + face
Can be confusedbarefaced boldface bold-faced
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British Dictionary definitions for bold face

bold face

noun
  1. printing a weight of type characterized by thick heavy lines, as the entry words in this dictionaryCompare light face
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adjective boldface
  1. (of type) having this weight
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