Definition of bold noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//bəʊld//
; NAmE NAmE//boʊld//
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(also boldface
BrE BrE//ˈbəʊldfeɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈboʊldfeɪs//
[uncountable] (specialist) thick, dark type used for printing words or letters Headwords are printed in bold.
Word OriginOld English bald, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch boud and to German bald ‘soon’.
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