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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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. 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. Aaron Liao:

    You can say to it ‘Find me men’s shorts’ and I can give you turn-by-turn walking directions to every instance of men’s shirts, whether they are inside Bloomingdales, Abercrombie and Fitch, or Nordstrom, it’s amazingly accurate. We boast one meter of accuracy, which is effectively the difference between leading you to men’s button-down shirts and the casual t-shirts that are right next to them. Three feet of accuracy means I can lead you directly to the soap versus the shampoo that’s right next to it.

  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. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Everything here (on earth) is transient in nature i.e. everything is destined to last just for a short time. Now, that is why everything comes and goes. Oh! yes, nothing is constant and unchanging except change itself. Thus, never be carried away by luxuries of life. Moreover, never boast about vanities of life (your beauty, handsomeness, riches, money, wealth, assets, wisdom, insights, knowledge or stuffs like that). For surely, you will sooner or later abandon or leave everything you've acquired behind someday. ~Emeasoba George

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