- type or print that has thick, heavy lines, used for emphasis, headings, etc.This is a sample of boldface
- typeset or printed in boldface.
- to mark (copy) to be set in boldface.
Origin of boldface
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Examples from the Web for bold-face
Read the rule (printed in bold-face type), and study the examples.The Century Handbook of Writing
Side-heads are generally put in italics, but often in small capitals or bold-face type.Why We Punctuate
William Livingston Klein
But it was a bold-face paragraph, set to the left of the main article, that drove the color from her cheeks.Find the Woman
Arthur Somers Roche
Where the subject receives the most extended notice the page number is in bold-face type.Trees of Indiana
Charles Clemon Deam
Word Origin and History for bold-face
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper