Meaning of “bold” in the English Dictionary

"bold" in British English

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boldadjective

uk /bəʊld/ us /boʊld/
boldly
adverb uk /ˈbəʊld.li/ us /ˈboʊld.li/
boldness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈbəʊld.nəs/ us /ˈboʊld.nəs/

He is famous for the boldness of his business methods.

(Definition of “bold” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bold" in American English

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boldadjective [ -er/-est only ]

us /boʊld/

bold adjective [ -er/-est only ] (BRAVE)

brave, or without fear:

He is a qualified politician with bold ideas.

Bold can also mean not shy, and almost rude:

She was friendly without being bold.

bold adjective [ -er/-est only ] (NOTICEABLE)

boldly
adverb us /ˈboʊld·li/

He dealt boldly with the problem and hoped he was right.

(Definition of “bold” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)