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Definitions for vaunt
vɔnt, vɑntvaunt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vaunt(verb)

    extravagant self-praise

  2. boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade(verb)

    show off


  1. vaunt(Noun)

    A boast; an instance of vaunting.

    Etymology: vaunter, variant of vanter, from vanus.

  2. vaunt(Verb)

    To speak boastfully.

    Etymology: vaunter, variant of vanter, from vanus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vaunt(verb)

    to boast; to make a vain display of one's own worth, attainments, decorations, or the like; to talk ostentatiously; to brag

    Etymology: [See Avant, Advance.]

  2. Vaunt(verb)

    to boast of; to make a vain display of; to display with ostentation

    Etymology: [See Avant, Advance.]

  3. Vaunt(noun)

    a vain display of what one is, or has, or has done; ostentation from vanity; a boast; a brag

    Etymology: [See Avant, Advance.]

  4. Vaunt(noun)

    the first part

    Etymology: [See Avant, Advance.]

  5. Vaunt(verb)

    to put forward; to display

    Etymology: [See Avant, Advance.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vaunt

    vawnt′, or vänt, v.i. to make a vain display: to boast.—v.t. to make a vain display of: to boast of.—n. vain display: boast.—ns. Vaun′ter; Vaun′tery, vaunting.—adj. Vaunt′ful.—n. Vaun′ting.—adv. Vaun′tingly. [O. Fr. vanter—Low L. vanitāre—L. vanitas, vanity—vanus, vain.]

  2. Vaunt

    vänt, n. (Shak.) the first part. [Van.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vaunt in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vaunt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of vaunt 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. John Greenleaf Whittier:

    Of all that Orient lands can vaunt, of marvels with our own competing, the strangest is the Haschish plant, and what will follow on its eating.

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