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"
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
Rank popularity for the word 'boast' in Verbs Frequency: #981
The numerical value of boast in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of boast in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A river cannot boast to a sea.
A candle cannot boast standing next to the sun.
I wanted to boast to my friends afterward. I misled them.
None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.
But he who never sins can little boast Compared to him who goes and sins no more.
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Translations for boast
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- самохвалство, хваля сеBulgarian
- prale, pralDanish
- angeben, prahlenGerman
- aɖegbeƒoƒo, ƒo aɖegbeEwe
- ostentar, jactanSpanish
- lesottaa, omakehu, rehennellä, leuhkiaFinnish
- fanfaronnade, vantardise, se vanterFrench
- התרברב, התרברבות, התפארות, התפארHebrew
- sjálfshól, mont, gortIcelandic
- vantarsi, vanteriaItalian
- 自慢, 力むJapanese
- et gloriatusLatin
- lielīties, dižoties, plātītiesLatvian
- bogen, opscheppenDutch
- skryt, skryteNorwegian
- szczycić się, chlubić się, przechwalać sięPolish
- ostentar, se exibirPortuguese
- хвастовство, хвастать, бахвалиться, хвастаться, хвалитьсяRussian
- chvastúňstvo, vychvaľovať sa, chvastať saSlovak
- skryta, skryt, skrävlaSwedish
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