Word of the Day: Bold
bold / bold
- showing fearlessness and daring; intrepid
Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful.
from ‘Measure for Measure’ by William Shakespeare, 1564-1616
For it is really better for us not to know a thing, because God has not revealed it to us, than to know it according to man’s wisdom, because he has been bold enough to assume it.
- sheer; steep
Two equally steep and bold paths may lead to the same peak.
from ‘Zorba the Greek’ by Nikos Kazantzakis, 1883-1957
When I think of the Harlem Renaissance, I think of bright colors and bold dynamic art…They were claiming and remaking their own images, and doing so in bold and striking ways.
Nikki Grimes, 1950-
- typeset with thick lines, usually for emphasis
You’ve taken a big, black, bold line and you’ve made it a little bit gray.
from ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’ by Taylor Jenkins Reid, ?-
- standing out
You are reading a bold and universal headline which says, “I am here, I am here, I am here.”
Kurt Vonnegut, 1922-2007
Freedom lies in being bold.
Robert Frost, 1874-1963
- printed with thick lettering, usually for emphasis
At the very least, they should have “Don’t try this on your own typewriter” printed in bold across the front.
Anne Enright, 1962-