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Definitions of boast

  1. show off Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner; "she was sporting a new hat" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. speaking of yourself in superlatives Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To speak in exulting language of another; to glory; to exult. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To display in ostentatious language; to speak of with pride, vanity, or exultation, with a view to self-commendation; to extol. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To display vaingloriously. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To possess or have; as, to boast a name. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To dress, as a stone, with a broad chisel. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To shape roughly as a preparation for the finer work to follow; to cut to the general form required. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Act of boasting; vaunting or bragging. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The cause of boasting; occasion of pride or exultation, - sometimes of laudable pride or exultation. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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.
  14. To brag of. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. 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.
  16. To talk vaingloriously: to brag. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. 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.
  18. An expression of pride :a brag: the cause of boasting. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. A brag; a cause for boasting. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. To brag; glory in. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. To proclaim ostentatiously; vaunt; exult; glory. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. To brag of; to magnify or exalt; to vaunt. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. To brag; to glory in. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. To speak in high praise of self; to speak in exulting language of another; to brag; to vaunt. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. 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.
  30. The cause of boasting; occasion of pride or exultation, -- sometimes of laudable pride or exultation. mso.anu.edu.au
  31. The cause of boasting; occasion of pride or exultation, sometimes of laudable pride or exultation. dictgcide_fs
  32. b[=o]st, v.i. to talk vaingloriously: to brag (with of),--v.t. to brag of: speak proudly or confidently of, esp. justifiably: to magnify or exalt one's self.--n. an expression of pride: a brag: the cause of boasting.--adj. BOAST'FUL, given to brag.--adv. BOAST'FULLY.--ns. BOAST'FULNESS, BOAST'ING, ostentatious display: vaunting.--adj. BOAST'LESS, without boasting; simple, unostentatious. [M. E. bost, of doubtful origin; apparently W. bostio, Gael. bòsd, a bragging, are borrowed.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  33. Vain-glorious statement; self-exaltation in words; fact one is proud of; make b. of, announce proudly. Hence boastful a., boastfully adv., boastfulness n. [middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  34. Extol oneself (also refl.), brag of or about; vaunt, brag of, brag that; possess as thing to be proud of. Hence boaster n. [middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  35. To block out stone into a simple, rough boss-like form, leaving the carving, etc., for future work, the rough projection itself being Bossage. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  36. n. Expression of ostentation, pride or vanity;—the cause or occasion of boasting. Cabinet Dictionary
  37. A proud speech; cause of boasting. Complete Dictionary

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