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Definitions of boast

  1. To brag; to glory in. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To proclaim ostentatiously; vaunt; exult; glory. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To display in ostentatious language; to speak of with pride, vanity, or exultation, with a view to self-commendation; to extol. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To display vaingloriously. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To possess or have; as, to boast a name. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To dress, as a stone, with a broad chisel. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To shape roughly as a preparation for the finer work to follow; to cut to the general form required. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To brag of. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To brag of: speak proudly or confidently of: to magnify or exalt one's self. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To speak in exulting language of another; to glory; to exult. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To brag; to speak of oneself or belongings in loud and vain terms; to exult. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. To talk vaingloriously: to brag. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. To brag; glory in. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. show off Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner; "she was sporting a new hat" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. To brag of; to magnify or exalt; to vaunt. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. speaking of yourself in superlatives Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. Act of boasting; vaunting or bragging. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. The cause of boasting; occasion of pride or exultation, - sometimes of laudable pride or exultation. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A proud, vainglorious speech; a cause of pride, vanity, or praiseworthy triumph. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. A brag; a cause for boasting. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. A boastful speech. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. A source of pride. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Boaster. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. An expression of ostentation or pride; a brag; cause of boasting; laudable exultation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. A brag; self-praise or commendation; occasion of exultation; exaggerated or ostentatious expression. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for boast

  1. Who is there that can boast an English birth, that would not wish to die at home and rest in an English grave? – The Idler in France by Marguerite Gardiner
  2. Some boast of being friends to government. – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
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