boldbold /bəʊld $ boʊld/ ●●○ adjective 🔊 🔊 1person/actionBRAVE not afraid of taking risks and making difficult decisions 🔊 In a surprisingly bold move, he is threatening court action against the company. 🔊 My aunt Flo was a bold determined woman. 🔊 He had the ability to take bold imaginative decisions.► see thesaurus at brave2manner/appearanceCONFIDENT so confident or determined that you sometimes offend people 🔊 You should be feeling confident and bold when you meet your bank manager. 🔊 She marched into his office as bold as brass (=very confident and not showing enough respect).3colours/shapesCCCF very strong or bright so that you notice them 🔊 bold geometric shapes 🔊 Stripes are bold, bright, and fun to wear. 🔊 bold colours4lines/writingCLEAR/EASY TO SEE written or drawn in a very clear way 🔊 an envelope addressed to her in a bold black hand 🔊 The graphics are bold and colourful. 🔊 The print should be bold and easy to read.5TCNprinted lettersprinted in letters that are darker and thicker than ordinary printed letters 🔊 All the headings are in bold type.6 →make/be so bold (as to do something)7 →if I may be so bold —boldly adverb —boldness noun [uncountable]COLLOCATIONSnounsa bold moveThe newspapers described her resignation as a bold move.a bold stepThe following year he made a bold step to expand his business.a bold attemptIt was a bold attempt to win back public confidence.a bold statement/assertion/claimIn a surprisingly bold statement, the couple said they had no intention of marrying.a bold decisionDeciding to emigrate is a bold decision for anyone to make.a bold initiativeInvestors have become used to the company’s bold initiatives.a bold experimentMaking a film from the book was a bold experiment, and it worked.