boldface

[bohld-feys]Printing.

noun

type or print that has thick, heavy lines, used for emphasis, headings, etc.This is a sample of boldface

adjective

typeset or printed in boldface.

verb (used with object), bold·faced, bold·fac·ing.

to mark (copy) to be set in boldface.

Nearby words

  1. bold as brass,
  2. bold face,
  3. bold-face,
  4. bold-faced,
  5. bolden,
  6. boldhearted,
  7. boldheartedly,
  8. boldly,
  9. boldo,
  10. boldrewood

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

printing a weight of type characterized by thick heavy lines, as the entry words in this dictionaryCompare light face

adjective boldface

(of type) having this weight
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