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  1. type or print that has thick, heavy lines, used for emphasis, headings, etc.

  1. typeset or printed in boldface.

verb (used with object),bold·faced, bold·fac·ing.
  1. to mark (copy) to be set in boldface.

Origin of boldface

First recorded in 1685–95; bold + face

Words that may be confused with boldface

Words Nearby boldface Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use boldface in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for bold face

bold face

  1. printing a weight of type characterized by thick heavy lines, as the entry words in this dictionary: Compare light face

  1. (of type) having this weight

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