bold face

boldface

[bohld-feys] Printing.
noun
1.
type or print that has thick, heavy lines, used for emphasis, headings, etc.
This is a sample of boldface
adjective
2.
typeset or printed in boldface.
verb (used with object), boldfaced, boldfacing.
3.
to mark (copy) to be set in boldface.
Compare lightface.


Origin:
1685–95; bold + face

barefaced, boldface, bold-faced.
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bold face
 
n
1.  printing Compare light face a weight of type characterized by thick heavy lines, as the entry words in this dictionary
 
adj
2.  (of type) having this weight

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