Definitions for boastboʊst
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to speak with exaggeration and excessive pride, esp. about oneself; brag.
Archaic.to rejoice proudly; exult.
(v.t.)to speak of with excessive pride or vanity.
to be proud in the possession of:
The town boasts two new schools.
(n.)a thing boasted of; a cause for pride.
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.
to dress or shape (stone) roughly.
Category: Building Trades
Origin of boast:
boast, boasting, self-praise, jactitation(verb)
speaking of yourself in superlatives
boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade(verb)
sport, feature, boast(verb)
wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
"she was sporting a new hat"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to make a statement with too much pride; = brag
to boast about her new car; his ridiculous boasts
A brag, a loud appraisal of oneself
A shot where the ball is driven off a side wall and then strikes the front wall
An oath or toast made during a ritual in Heathenry.
to brag; to talk loudly in praise of oneself
To play a boast shot
To possess something special.
The hotel boasts one of the best views of the sea.
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
to speak in exulting language of another; to glory; to exult
to display in ostentatious language; to speak of with pride, vanity, or exultation, with a view to self-commendation; to extol
to display vaingloriously
to possess or have; as, to boast a name
to dress, as a stone, with a broad chisel
to shape roughly as a preparation for the finer work to follow; to cut to the general form required
act of boasting; vaunting or bragging
the cause of boasting; occasion of pride or exultation, -- sometimes of laudable pride or exultation
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'boast' in Verbs Frequency: #981
Translations for boast
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the words used in talking proudly about something
His boast is that he has never yet lost a match.
- تفاخُر، تبجُّـحArabic
- vanglóriaPortuguese (BR)
- die PrahlereiGerman
- pral; pralen; blærDanish
- objeto de orgullo, alardeSpanish
- مباهات؛ لافFarsi
- objet d'orgueilFrench
- vkinek a büszkeségeHungarian
- gort, sjálfshólIcelandic
- lielīšanās; dižošanāsLatvian
- bercakap besarMalay
- chełpienie sięPolish
- مباهات؛ لافPersian
- لاپی، غوری، باټیPashto
- övünme, kendini methetmeTurkish
- 自誇的話Chinese (Trad.)
- sự khoe khoangVietnamese
- 自夸的话Chinese (Simp.)
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