Bolds vs Olds - What's the difference?

bolds | olds |

As a verb bolds

is third-person singular of bold.

As a proper noun Olds is


As a noun Olds is

{{cx|informal|lang=en}} An Oldsmobile.




  • (bold)
  • ----



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) bold, from (etyl) bold, blod, bolt, .

    Alternative forms



    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A dwelling; habitation; building.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) bold, bald, beald, from (etyl) bald, .


    (boldness) (er)
  • Courageous, daring.
  • *, chapter=22
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=Not unnaturally, “Auntie” took this communication in bad part. Thus outraged, she showed herself to be a bold as well as a furious virago. Next day she found her way to their lodgings and tried to recover her ward by the hair of the head.}}
  • * 2005 , (Plato), Sophist . Translation by Lesley Brown. .
  • It would be extraordinarily bold of me to give it a try after seeing what has happened to you.
  • (of a font) Having thicker strokes than the ordinary form of the typeface.
  • Presumptuous.
  • * 1748 , (David Hume), Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 9.
  • even the boldest and most affirmative philosophy, that has ever attempted to impose its crude dictates and principles on mankind.
    * (courageous) audacious, brave, courageous, daring, forward * See also


    (en verb)
  • To make (a font or some text) bold.
  • (obsolete) To make bold or daring.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • (obsolete) To become bold.
  • (Webster 1913) ----



    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • (surname)
  • A town in Alberta, Canada
  • A city in Iowa
  • Noun

  • An Oldsmobile.