What does boast mean?

Definitions for boast
boʊstboast

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boast, boasting, self-praise, jactitationverb

    speaking of yourself in superlatives

  2. boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconadeverb

    show off

  3. sport, feature, boastverb

    wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner

    "she was sporting a new hat"

Wiktionary

  1. boastnoun

    A brag, a loud appraisal of oneself

  2. boastnoun

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

  3. boastnoun

    An oath or toast made during a ritual in Heathenry.

  4. boastverb

    to brag; to talk loudly in praise of oneself

  5. boastverb

    To play a boast shot

  6. boastverb

    To possess something special.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boastverb

    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. Boastverb

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

  3. Boastverb

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

  4. Boastverb

    to display vaingloriously

  5. Boastverb

    to possess or have; as, to boast a name

  6. Boastverb

    to dress, as a stone, with a broad chisel

  7. Boastverb

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

  8. Boastnoun

    act of boasting; vaunting or bragging

  9. Boastnoun

    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.]

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  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. John Calvin:

    The Fanaticism which discards the Scripture, under the pretense of resorting to immediate revelations is subversive of every principle of Christianity. For when they boast extravagantly of the Spirit, the tendency is always to bury the Word of God so they may make room for their own falsehoods.

  2. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    A river cannot boast to a sea.

  3. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    A candle cannot boast standing next to the sun.

  4. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    **(C)(P)-BOOK- AMERICA TRYING TO FIND ITSELF AFTER 245 YEARS AND COUNTING.I KNEW MORE ABOUT AMERICA BEFORE I CAME TO AMERICA LEGALLY. THE BEST WAY TO SEE AMERICA IS TO BE-OUTSIDE AMERICA! SOME FOLKS WILL NOT SEE THE RATIONALE FOR THIS TRUTH. SO MANY BORN AND RAISED AMERICANS DO NOT KNOW ABOUT AMERICA.THIS IS VERY TRUE. AMERICA CAN BOAST ABOUT MANY THINGS TO OUTSIDERS, BUT NOT AS TO ITS IMAGE AND HOW OTHERS FEEL ABOUT IT. SINCE 2016, IT HAS GOTTEN WORSE. I AM TRYING TO RETURN IT TO TRUTH AND REALITY. I AM HERE TO HELP!

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    My favorite definition of Love comes from Holy Bible, interestingly - as follows: "Love is patient. Love is kind. Love does not envy. Love does not boast. Love is not proud. Love is not rude. Love is not self-seeking. Love is not easily angered. Love keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

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    a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)
    • A. purse
    • B. empire
    • C. troop
    • D. investigating

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