What does boast mean?

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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"

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Boast

    bōst, v.i. to talk vaingloriously: to brag (with of),—v.t. to brag of: speak proudly or confidently of, esp. justifiably: to magnify or exalt one's self.—n. an expression of pride: a brag: the cause of boasting.—adj. Boast′ful, given to brag.—adv. Boast′fully.—ns. Boast′fulness, Boast′ing, ostentatious display: vaunting.—adj. Boast′less, without boasting; simple, unostentatious. [M. E. bost, of doubtful origin; apparently W. bostio, Gael. bòsd, a bragging, are borrowed.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

Anagrams for boast »

  1. Boats

  2. Sabot

How to say boast in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of boast in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of boast in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of boast in a Sentence

  1. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    A river cannot boast to a sea.

  2. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    A candle cannot boast standing next to the sun.

  3. Owen Labrie:

    I wanted to boast to my friends afterward. I misled them.

  4. Ferdinand Foch:

    None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.

  5. N. P. Willis:

    But he who never sins can little boast Compared to him who goes and sins no more.

Images & Illustrations of boast

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