v. i.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Boasted; p. pr. & vb. n. Boasting.]
By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: . . not of works, lest any man should boast.
- Eph. ii. 8, 9.
2.To speak in exulting language of another; to glory; to exult.
In God we boast all the day long.
- Ps. xliv. 8
v. t.1.To display in ostentatious language; to speak of with pride, vanity, or exultation, with a view to self-commendation; to extol.
Lest bad men should boast
Their specious deeds.
- Milton.
2.To display vaingloriously.
3.To possess or have; as, to boast a name.
To boast one's self
to speak with unbecoming confidence in, and approval of, one's self; - followed by of and the thing to which the boasting relates.
Boast not thyself of to-morrow.
- Prov. xxvii. 1
1.(Masonry) To dress, as a stone, with a broad chisel.
2.(Sculp.) To shape roughly as a preparation for the finer work to follow; to cut to the general form required.
n.1.Act of boasting; vaunting or bragging.
Reason and morals? and where live they most,
In Christian comfort, or in Stoic boast!
- Byron.
2.The cause of boasting; occasion of pride or exultation, - sometimes of laudable pride or exultation.
The boast of historians.
- Macaulay.
Noun1.boast - speaking of yourself in superlatives
Verb1.boast - show off
2.boast - wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner; "she was sporting a new hat"
Synonyms: sport, feature
aggrandize, be enfeoffed of, be possessed of, be seized of, blow, bluster, boastfulness, boasting, bombast, bounce, braggadocio, braggartism, bragging, bravado, bully, catch, claim, cock-a-doodle-doo, command, conceit, diamond, draw the longbow, ego-trip, enjoy, exalt, fanfaronade, fill, find, fish for compliments, flourish, gasconade, gasconism, gem, godsend, good thing, gush, have, have and hold, have in hand, have no self-doubt, have tenure of, heroics, hold, jactation, jactitation, jewel, know it all, mouth, occupy, parade, pearl, pique, plum, plume, possess, prate, preen, pride, pride and joy, prize, puff, quack, rodomontade, ruffle, show off, side, speak for Buncombe, squat, squat on, swagger, swash, swashbuckle, talk big, treasure, triumph, trophy, trouvaille, usucapt, vanity, vapor, vauntery, vaunting, windfall, winner
boarding card
boarding house
Boarding nettings
boarding pass
Boarding pike
boarding school
-- Boast --
boat anchor
Boat bug
boat club
boat deck
boat hook
boat paddle
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