What does vaunt mean?

Definitions for vauntvɔnt, vɑnt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word vaunt.

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.

  2. vaunt(Verb)

    To speak boastfully.

  3. Origin: 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

  2. Vaunt(verb)

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

  3. Vaunt(noun)

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

  4. Vaunt(noun)

    the first part

  5. Vaunt(verb)

    to put forward; to display

  6. Origin: [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.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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