Boast Boast, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Boasted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Boasting}.] [OE. bosten, boosten, v., bost, boost, n., noise, boasting; cf. G. bausen, bauschen, to swell, pusten, Dan. puste, Sw. pusta, to blow, Sw. p["o]sa to swell; or W. bostio to boast, bost boast, Gael. bosd. But these last may be from English.] 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. [1913 Webster]

By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: . . not of works, lest any man should boast. --Eph. ii. 8, 9. [1913 Webster]

2. To speak in exulting language of another; to glory; to exult. [1913 Webster]

In God we boast all the day long. --Ps. xliv. 8 [1913 Webster]

Syn: To brag; bluster; vapor; crow; talk big. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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