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Boast - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Boast' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Boast [ n.]
- Act of boasting; vaunting or bragging.
- The cause of boasting; occasion of pride or exultation, -- sometimes of laudable pride or exultation.
2 . Boast [ 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.
- To speak in exulting language of another; to glory; to exult.
3 . Boast [ v. t.]
- To display in ostentatious language; to speak of with pride, vanity, or exultation, with a view to self-commendation; to extol.
- To display vaingloriously.
- To possess or have; as, to boast a name.
- To dress, as a stone, with a broad chisel.
- To shape roughly as a preparation for the finer work to follow; to cut to the general form required.

Meaning of 'Boast' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . boast [ v]
Meaning (1):
- wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
Example in sentence:
  • she was sporting a new hat