boldface

[bohld-feys]Printing.
adjective
  1. typeset or printed in boldface.
verb (used with object), bold·faced, bold·fac·ing.
  1. to mark (copy) to be set in boldface.
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
adjective boldface
  1. (of type) having this weight
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