Definition of Boast

1. Noun. Speaking of yourself in superlatives.




2. Verb. Show off.

3. Verb. Wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner. "She was sporting a new hat"
Exact synonyms: Feature, Sport
Generic synonyms: Feature, Have
Derivative terms: Feature, Feature

Definition of Boast

1. v. i. 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. v. t. To display in ostentatious language; to speak of with pride, vanity, or exultation, with a view to self-commendation; to extol.

3. v. t. To dress, as a stone, with a broad chisel.

4. n. Act of boasting; vaunting or bragging.

Definition of Boast

1. Noun. A brag, a loud appraisal of oneself ¹

2. Noun. (squash) A shot where the ball is driven off a side wall and then strikes the front wall ¹

3. Noun. (context: paganism) An oath or toast made during a ritual in Heathenry. ¹

4. Verb. to brag; to talk loudly in praise of oneself ¹

5. Verb. (squash) To play a boast shot ¹

6. Verb. (ergative) To possess something special. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Boast

1. to brag [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: brag

Medical Definition of Boast

1. 1. To dress, as a stone, with a broad chisel. 2. To shape roughly as a preparation for the finer work to follow; to cut to the general form required. Origin: Of uncertain etymology. 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. "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. Xiiv. 8) Synonym: To brag, bluster, vapor, crow, talk big. Origin: OE. Bosten, boosten, v, bost, boost, n, noise, boasting; cf. G. Bausen, bauschen, to swell, pusten, Dan. Puste, Sw. Pusta, to blow, Sw. Posa to swell; or W. Bostio to boast, bost boast, Gael. Bosd. But these last may be from English. 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) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Boast

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Literary usage of Boast

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1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"Old Hyllus' streams, and Hermus' eddying pools !" He spake his boast; night veil'd the other's eyes ; Whose limbs beneath the chariot-wheels ..."

2. Mirror for magistrates: in five parts by William Baldwin, Richard Niccols, John Higgins (1815)
"... The gates were open set, out rush't the boast, Both horse and foote in armes confused sound, Who vaunting of their power did ..."

3. Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin (1844)
"boast of being a prophet himself when he had only attained his twenty-first year. As though it ought to be tolerated for a man to arrogate the office of a ..."

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