bold-face


noun

  1. type or print that has thick, heavy lines, used for emphasis, headings, etc.This is a sample of boldface

adjective

  1. typeset or printed in boldface.

verb (used with object), bold·faced, bold·fac·ing.

  1. to mark (copy) to be set in boldface.
n.

in typography, 1845, from bold (adj.) + face (n.). In reference to types, bold (adj.) is attested from 1790, perhaps from the secondary sense “easily visible, striking to the eye.”

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