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

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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. Boileau:

    It is intolerable that a silly fool, with nothing but empty birth to boast of, should in his insolence array himself in the merits of others, and vaunt an honour which does not belong to him.

  2. Matt Gold:

    Both the President's timing of certain actions and hints that the President has made expressly have raised fears that he's offering the Chinese a compromise of our national security enforcement in exchange for the kinds of concessions that he can boast about on the campaign trail, if we put legitimate enforcement of our national security laws on the table in trade negotiation, we are inviting our adversaries to demand we drop national security enforcement at future trade negotiation tables.

  3. Vladimir Putin:

    We have a lot of problems, there is nothing to boast about, and we must not let our guard down, because in general, as you and your specialists say, we have not passed the peak of the epidemic yet.

  4. Owen Labrie:

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

  5. Alberto Vellos:

    The economy has taken a hit under this administration, and while they boast about the infrastructure development, the people are saying we can't eat concrete.

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