What does boast mean?

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

Anagrams for boast »

  1. Boats

  2. Sabot

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  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. Owen Labrie:

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

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    Oh I know it well, love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

  3. George W. Foote:

    It will yet be the proud boast of women that they never contributed a line to the Bible.

  4. Friedrich August von Hayek:

    It used to be the boast of free men that, so long as they kept within the bounds of the known law, there was no need to ask anybody's permission or to obey anybody's orders. It is doubtful whether any of us can make this claim today.

  5. Dennis Waterman:

    I'm so grateful to have been a friend of this wonderful man. We worked together for many years and my boast is that we laughed all day every day.

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