Definitions for boastboʊst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

boast*boʊst(v.i.)

  1. to speak with exaggeration and excessive pride, esp. about oneself; brag.

  2. Archaic.to rejoice proudly; exult.

  3. (v.t.)to speak of with excessive pride or vanity.

  4. to be proud in the possession of:

    The town boasts two new schools.

  5. (n.)a thing boasted of; a cause for pride.

  6. exaggerated speech; bragging:

    empty boasts and threats.

* Syn: boast , brag imply vocal self-praise or claims to superiority over others. boast usu. refers to a particular ability, possession, etc., that may justify a good deal of pride: He boasts of his ability as a singer.brag , a more informal term, usu. suggests a more ostentatious and exaggerated boasting but less well-founded: He brags loudly about his marksmanship.

Origin of boast:

1250–1300; ME bost, of uncert. orig.

boast′ing•ly(adv.)

boastboʊst(v.t.)

  1. to dress or shape (stone) roughly.

    Category: Building Trades

Origin of boast:

1815–25

Princeton's WordNet

  1. boast, boasting, self-praise, jactitation(verb)

    speaking of yourself in superlatives

  2. boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade(verb)

    show off

  3. sport, feature, boast(verb)

    wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner

    "she was sporting a new hat"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. boast(verb)ʊst

    to make a statement with too much pride; = brag

    to boast about her new car; his ridiculous boasts

Wiktionary

  1. boast(Noun)

    A brag, a loud appraisal of oneself

  2. boast(Noun)

    A shot where the ball is driven off a side wall and then strikes the front wall

  3. boast(Noun)

    An oath or toast made during a ritual in Heathenry.

  4. boast(Verb)

    to brag; to talk loudly in praise of oneself

  5. boast(Verb)

    To play a boast shot

  6. boast(Verb)

    To possess something special.

    The hotel boasts one of the best views of the sea.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boast(verb)

    to vaunt one's self; to brag; to say or tell things which are intended to give others a high opinion of one's self or of things belonging to one's self; as, to boast of one's exploits courage, descent, wealth

  2. Boast(verb)

    to speak in exulting language of another; to glory; to exult

  3. Boast(verb)

    to display in ostentatious language; to speak of with pride, vanity, or exultation, with a view to self-commendation; to extol

  4. Boast(verb)

    to display vaingloriously

  5. Boast(verb)

    to possess or have; as, to boast a name

  6. Boast(verb)

    to dress, as a stone, with a broad chisel

  7. Boast(verb)

    to shape roughly as a preparation for the finer work to follow; to cut to the general form required

  8. Boast(noun)

    act of boasting; vaunting or bragging

  9. Boast(noun)

    the cause of boasting; occasion of pride or exultation, -- sometimes of laudable pride or exultation

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'boast' in Verbs Frequency: #981


Translations for boast

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

boast(noun)

the words used in talking proudly about something

His boast is that he has never yet lost a match.

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