adjective, bold·er, bold·est.
Origin of bold
Examples from the Web for bold
The well, ghost or no ghost, is certainly a piece of history with a bold presence.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Or bold stands that may not preserve our security today or tomorrow, but keep our principles safely intact?
Then, under the bold headline “Rebooting Spider-Man,” Robinov describes a broad vision for the future of the franchise.Exclusive: Sony Hack Reveals Studio's Detailed Plans For Another ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot|William Boot|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The 2014 election was a wipeout, progressives say, because Democrats lacked a bold economic message to inspire voters.
The declaration adopted by the meeting was a bold step, but it did not a revolution make.
Rapidly and unerringly the bold strokes grated across the canvas.Thorley Weir|E. F. (Edward Frederic) Benson
Here again, I make so bold as to assert, there is no royal road.Chats on Old Miniatures|J. J. Foster
There's not a trade agoing,Worth knowing or showing,Like that from glory growing!Says the bold soldier boy.
It is certainly better suited to the bold outlines and masses of the Norman period.The Cathedral Church of York|A. Clutton-Brock
This is a long arm of the sea, surrounded by high, bold mountains, clothed with very green verdure to their tops.On an Irish Jaunting-car|Samuel G. Bayne
Word Origin for bold
Old English beald (West Saxon), bald (Anglian) "bold, brave, confident, strong," from Proto-Germanic *balthaz (cf. Old High German bald "bold, swift," in names such as Archibald, Leopold, Theobald; Gothic balþei "boldness;" Old Norse ballr "frightful, dangerous"), perhaps from PIE *bhol-to- suffixed form of *bhel- (2) "to blow, swell" (see bole).
Of flavors (coffee, etc.) from 1829. The noun meaning "those who are bold" is from c.1300. Old French and Provençal baut "bold," Italian baldo "bold, daring, fearless" are Germanic loan-words.
In addition to the idiom beginning with bold
- bold as brass
- big and bold
- make bold