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[bohld-feys] /ˈboʊldˌfeɪs/ Printing.
type or print that has thick, heavy lines, used for emphasis, headings, etc.
This is a sample of boldface
typeset or printed in boldface.
verb (used with object), boldfaced, boldfacing.
to mark (copy) to be set in boldface.
Compare lightface.
Origin of boldface
1685-95; bold + face
Can be confused
barefaced, boldface, bold-faced. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Putting a bold face on it, the lovers stood on one side, to permit this company to pass them.

    Robin Hood Paul Creswick
  • "I am a friend of Mr. Grey's," said Maurice, putting on a bold face.

    Tom, The Bootblack Horatio Alger
  • “We must keep a bold face and retreat,” said Yussuf in a quick low tone.

    Yussuf the Guide George Manville Fenn
  • If he meet officers, all he has to do is put on a bold face and trust to his disguise.

    Starlight Ranch Charles King
  • Clifton winced, but put a bold face on the matter, and told in as few words as possible the story of his having been sent home.

    David Fleming's Forgiveness Margaret Murray Robertson
  • “We must put a bold face on the matter,” said Dick, taking my hand.

    Charley Laurel W. H. G. Kingston
  • I cut a cudgel, and putting on a bold face, marched towards her, while Biddy followed with her milking stool.

  • Branwen felt that her only chance was to put a bold face on matters.

    The Hot Swamp R.M. Ballantyne
  • A dark and cold shade fell over the bold face of Robin of Redesdale at these words.

    The Last Of The Barons, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Well, there's but one thing to be done, and that's to put a bold face on it.

    The Wit of Women Kate Sanborn
British Dictionary definitions for bold face

bold face

(printing) a weight of type characterized by thick heavy lines, as the entry words in this dictionary Compare light face
(of type) having this weight
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