adjective, bold·er, bold·est.
Origin of bold
Examples from the Web for bolder
For now, what progressives need more than anything else is to start work on a bolder vision for making America great again.
Time for new leadership and bolder ideas that appeal to the rest of America.
The result is bigger, bolder splashes of color and carefully thought-out works.Adventures in Miami’s Coolest South Beach Alternative|The Daily Beast|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A bolder agenda from Obama that puts Congress on the defensive would highlight that distinction.In New Poll, ‘Sobering’ News for Both Parties on Midterm Elections|Eleanor Clift|March 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the beginning it was a dollar here, a dollar there, but the longer he went undetected, the bolder he became.Woman Finds Mysterious Charges on Her iTunes Bill: A Modern Whodunit!|Nancy Neufeld Callaway|January 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The giant's liking for her, boyish at times, or swiftly changing to bolder appraisal, grew daily.A Man to His Mate|J. Allan Dunn
So, after all her boasting, she is no bolder than the rest of us!The Argosy|Various
I have made bolder words good before now,” returned Robin, “and that against better adversaries.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 10 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
And when the desire of the day is for detail and for finish, it is not without profit to turn again to stories of a bolder sweep.Americanisms and Briticisms|Brander Matthews
Passing on, they found that the coast was bolder along the province of Hawke Bay.Maori and Settler|G. A. Henty
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