Dictionary: BOI'AR, or BOY'AR – BOLD'-FAC-ED

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BOI'AR, or BOY'AR, n.

In the Russian Empire, a nobleman; a lord; a person of quality; a soldier. This word answers nearly to baron in Great Britain, and other countries in the west of Europe. – Tooke. Eton.


In Russia, a gentleman; a person of distinction; the master of a family. – Tooke. Russ. Dict.


The largest of the serpent kind, and said to be forty feet long. – Bailey.

BOIL, n. [D. buil; Ger. beule; Dan. bylde; Sax. bile; Arm. buil, a blister; Sw. bula, a protuberance; D. bol, plump; Ger. bolle, a bud, a gem; Ir. buile, rage, madness; Pers. pallo, a wart, an ulcer, a boil; W. bal, a prominence.]

A tumor upon the flesh, accompanied with soreness and inflammation; a sore angry swelling.

BOIL, v.i. [Fr. bouillir; L. bullio; It. bollire; Sp. bullir, to boil; L. bulla, a bubble; Rus. bul, the noise of boiling water; It. bolla, a bubble or blister; Eth. ፈልሐ faleh, Amh. ፈል fale, to boil; W. balau, to spring. Qu. Sax. weallan, to well, to boil.]

  1. To swell, heave, or be agitated by the action of heat; to bubble; to rise in bubbles; as, the water boils. In a chimical sense, to pass from a liquid to an aeriform state or vapor, with a bubbling motion.
  2. To be agitated by any other cause than heat; as, the boiling waves which roll and foam.
  3. To be hot or fervid; to swell by native heat, vigor or irritation; as, the boiling blood of youth; his blood boils with anger.
  4. To be in boiling water; to suffer boiling heat in water or or other liquid, for cookery or other purpose.
  5. To bubble, to effervesce; as a mixture of acids and alkali. To boil away, to evaporate by boiling. To boil over, is to run over the top of a vessel, as liquor is when thrown into violent agitation by heat or other cause of effervescence.

BOIL, v.t.

  1. To dress or cook in boiling water; to seethe; to extract the juice or quality of any thing by boiling.
  2. To prepare for some use in boiling liquor; as, to boil silk, thread or cloth. To form by boiling and evaporation. This word is applied to a variety of processes for different purposes; as, to boil salt or sugar, &c. In general, boiling is a violent agitation, occasioned by heat; to boil a liquor is to subject it to heat till it bubbles, and to boil any solid substance is to subject it to heat in a boiling liquid.

BOIL'ED, pp.

Dressed or cooked by boiling; subjected to the action of boiling liquor.


  1. A person who boils.
  2. A vessel in which any thing is boiled. A large pan, or vessel of iron, copper or brass, used in distilleries, pot-ash works and the like, for boiling large quantities of liquor at once.


A place for boiling and the apparatus.


The act or state of bubbling; agitation by heat; ebullition; the act of dressing by hot water; the act of preparing by hot water, or of evaporating by heat.

BOIL'ING, ppr.

Bubbling; heaving in bubbles; being agitated as boiling liquor; swelling with heat, ardor or passion; dressing or preparing for some purpose by hot water.

BOI-O'BI, n.

A green snake, found in America, an ell in length, called by the Portuguese cobra de verb. It is harmless, unless provoked; but its bite is noxious. – Encyc.

BOIS'TER-OUS, a. [Dan. pust, a puff, a blast; puster, and Sw. pusta, to blow; D. byster; Dan. bister, furious, raging; W. bwyst, wild, savage, whence beast.]

  1. Loud; roaring; violent; stormy; as, a boisterous wind.
  2. Turbulent; furious; tumultuous; noisy; as, a boisterous man.
  3. Large; unwieldy; huge; clumsily violent; as, a boisterous club. [Obs.] – Spenser.
  4. Violent; as, a boisterous heat. – Woodward.


Violently; furiously; with loud noise; tumultuously.


The state or quality of being boisterous; turbulence; disorder; tumultuousness.


A Brazilian serpent, about eight feet long, covered with triangular scales, of an olive or yellowish color, whose bite is mortal. – Dict. of Nat. Hist.

BO'LA-RY, a. [See Bole.]

Pertaining to bole or clay, or partaking of its nature and qualities. – Brown.


An epithet given to one of the channels of the Nile, by which its waters are discharged into the Mediterranean. It is the second from West to East, but nearly filled with sand. – D'Anville. Encyc.

BOLD, a. [Sax. bald, beald; D. bout, contracted; It. baldo, bold; baldanza, presumption; imbaldanzire, to embolden. The sense is, open, forward, rushing forward.]

  1. Daring; courageous; brave; intrepid; fearless; applied to men or other animals; as, bold as a lion.
  2. Requiring courage in the execution; executed with spirit or boldness; planned with courage and spirit; as, a bold enterprise.
  3. Confident; not timorous. We were bold in our God to speak to you. – 1 Thess. ii.
  4. In an ill sense, rude, forward, impudent.
  5. Licentious; showing great liberty of fiction or expression; as, the figures of an author are bold.
  6. Standing out to view; striking to the eye; as, bold figures in painting, sculpture and architecture.
  7. Steep; abrupt; prominent; as, a bold shore, which enters the water almost perpendicularly, so that ships can approach near to land without danger. Where the bold cape its warning forehead rears. – Trumbull. To make bold, to take freedoms; a common, but not a correct phrase. To be bold is better.

BOLD, v.t.

To make daring. [Not used.] – Hall.

BOLD'EN, v.t.

To make bold; to give confidence. This is nearly disused, being superseded by embolden. – Ascham.

BOLD'ER, a. [comp.]

More bold or daring.

BOLD'EST, a. [superl.]

Most bold or confident.

BOLD'-FACE, n. [bold and face.]

Impudence; sauciness; a term of reprehension and reproach. – L'Estrange.


Impudent. – Bramhall.