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 for bold
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bold \Bold\ (b[=o]ld), a. [OE. bald, bold, AS. bald, beald; akin
     to Icel. ballr, OHG. bald, MHG. balt, D. boud, Goth.
     bal[thorn]ei boldness, It. baldo. In Ger. there remains only
     bald, adv. soon. Cf. Bawd, n.]
     1. Forward to meet danger; venturesome; daring; not timorous
        or shrinking from risk; brave; courageous.
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              Throngs of knights and barons bold.   --Milton.
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     2. Exhibiting or requiring spirit and contempt of danger;
        planned with courage; daring; vigorous. "The bold design
        leased highly." --Milton.
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     3. In a bad sense, too forward; taking undue liberties; over
        assuming or confident; lacking proper modesty or
        restraint; rude; impudent.
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              Thou art too wild, too rude and bold of voice.
                                                    --Shak.
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     4. Somewhat overstepping usual bounds, or conventional rules,
        as in art, literature, etc.; taking liberties in
        composition or expression; as, the figures of an author
        are bold. "Bold tales." --Waller.
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              The cathedral church is a very bold work. --Addison.
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     5. Standing prominently out to view; markedly conspicuous;
        striking the eye; in high relief.
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              Shadows in painting . . . make the figure bolder.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     6. Steep; abrupt; prominent.
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              Where the bold cape its warning forehead rears.
                                                    --Trumbull.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bold \Bold\, v. t.
     To make bold or daring. [Obs.] --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bold \Bold\, v. i.
     To be or become bold. [Obs.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bold
      adj 1: fearless and daring; "bold settlers on some foreign
             shore"; "a bold speech"; "a bold adventure" [ant:
             timid]
      2: clear and distinct; "bold handwriting"; "a figure carved in
         bold relief"; "a bold design"
      3: very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front; "a
         bluff headland"; "where the bold chalk cliffs of England
         rise"; "a sheer descent of rock" [syn: bluff, bold,
         sheer]
      n 1: a typeface with thick heavy lines [syn: boldface, bold
           face, bold]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  161 Moby Thesaurus words for "bold":
     abrupt, adventurous, arrant, arrogant, audacious, aweless,
     barefaced, blatant, bluff, bold as brass, bold-spirited, boldfaced,
     bossed, bossy, brash, brassy, brave, brazen, brazenfaced,
     breakneck, bumptious, challenging, chased, cheeky, chivalric,
     chivalrous, clear, cocky, confident, conspicuous, contemptuous,
     contumelious, courageous, daredevil, daring, dauntless,
     death-defying, defiant, defying, derisive, disdainful,
     disregardful, distinct, doughty, embossed, eminent, emissile,
     enterprising, excrescent, excrescential, exhibitionistic,
     extruding, fearless, fire-eating, fit for sea, flagrant, foolhardy,
     forward, fresh, gallant, glaring, greathearted, greatly daring,
     hanging out, hardy, harebrained, headlong, heroic, herolike,
     immodest, impertinent, impudent, in relief, in the foreground,
     incautious, insolent, intrepid, ironhearted, jutting, knightlike,
     knightly, lionhearted, lost to shame, madbrain, madbrained, madcap,
     manful, manly, nervy, notable, noticeable, notorious, obtrusive,
     ostensible, outstanding, pert, plucky, plunging, precipitous,
     presumptuous, procacious, prognathous, projecting, prominent,
     pronounced, protrudent, protruding, protrusile, protrusive,
     protuberant, protuberating, raised, rapid, rash, reckless,
     regardless of consequences, resolute, salient, sassy, saucy,
     sea-kindly, seaworthy, shameless, sharp, sheer, smart,
     smart-alecky, snug, soldierlike, soldierly, stalwart, staring,
     stark-staring, steep, sticking out, stiff, stout, stouthearted,
     striking, strong, swaggering, temerarious, tender, unabashed,
     unafraid, unashamed, unblushing, undaunted, unembarrassed,
     unmodest, valiant, valorous, venturesome, vertical, vigorous,
     vivid, waterproof, watertight, weatherly, wild, wild-ass
  
  

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