boast

  • 1 boast — vb Boast, brag, vaunt, crow, gasconade mean to give vent in speech to one s pride in oneself or something (as family, connections, race, or accomplishments) intimately connected with oneself. Boast and vaunt are often used transitively as well as …

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  • 2 boast — boast·ful; boast·ing·ly; boast·less; boast; boast·er; boast·ful·ly; boast·ful·ness; un·boast·fully; …

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  • 3 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 …

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  • 4 Boast — Boast, v. t. 1. To display in ostentatious language; to speak of with pride, vanity, or exultation, with a view to self commendation; to extol. [1913 Webster] Lest bad men should boast Their specious deeds. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To display… …

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  • 5 Boast — Boast, n. 1. Act of boasting; vaunting or bragging. [1913 Webster] Reason and morals? and where live they most, In Christian comfort, or in Stoic boast! Byron. [1913 Webster] 2. The cause of boasting; occasion of pride or exultation, sometimes of …

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  • 6 boast — [n] brag; source of pride avowal, bluster, bombast, braggadocio, bravado, exaggeration, gasconade, grandiloquence, heroics, joy, pretension, pride, pride and joy, self satisfaction, swank, treasure, vaunt; concepts 410,710 Ant. deprecation,… …

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  • 7 boast — boast1 [bōst] vt. [< ?] to do preliminary shaping on (sculpture, stonework, etc.) with a broad chisel boast2 [bōst] vi. [ME bosten < bost, n. < Anglo Fr; prob. via Gmc * bausia (cf. Norw baus, bold, haughty), ult. < IE * bhōu , var.… …

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  • 8 Boast — Boast, v. t. [Of uncertain etymology.] 1. (Masonry) To dress, as a stone, with a broad chisel. Weale. [1913 Webster] 2. (Sculp.) To shape roughly as a preparation for the finer work to follow; to cut to the general form required. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 boast|er — 1 «BOHS tuhr», noun. a person who boasts; braggart. boast|er 2 «BOHS tuhr», noun. a broad faced chisel, used especially in sculpting …

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  • 10 boast — index bluster (speech), exaggeration, flaunt, include, jactation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 11 boast — ► VERB 1) talk about oneself with excessive pride. 2) possess (a feature that is a source of pride). ► NOUN ▪ an act of boasting. DERIVATIVES boaster noun. ORIGIN of unknown origin …

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  • 12 boast — boast1 [bəust US boust] v [Date: 1200 1300; : Anglo French; Origin: bost boasting ] 1.) [I and T] to talk too proudly about your abilities, achievements, or possessions ▪ I wouldn t be afraid, she boasted. boast that ▪ Amy boasted that her son… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 boast — I n. 1) to make a boast 2) an empty, idle, vain; proud boast II v. 1) to boast idly; proudly 2) (D; intr.) to boast about, of (to boast of one s success) 3) (L; to) she boasted (to the reporters) that she would win the race * * * [bəʊst] idle… …

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  • 14 boast — I UK [bəʊst] / US [boʊst] verb Word forms boast : present tense I/you/we/they boast he/she/it boasts present participle boasting past tense boasted past participle boasted * 1) [intransitive/transitive] to proudly tell other people about what you …

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  • 15 Boast — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Boast (homonymie). Boast est une ancienne commune française du département des Pyrénées Atlantiques. En 1843, la commune fusionne avec Coslédaà Lube pour former la nouvelle commune de Coslédaà Lube Boast …

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  • 16 boast — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ proud ▪ empty, idle VERB + BOAST ▪ make PREPOSITION ▪ …

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  • 17 boast — boast1 [ boust ] verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive to proudly tell other people about what you or someone connected with you has done or can do, or about something you own, especially in order to make them admire you: BRAG: boast of: He s… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 boast — [[t]bo͟ʊst[/t]] boasts, boasting, boasted 1) VERB (disapproval) If someone boasts about something that they have done or that they own, they talk about it very proudly, in a way that other people may find irritating or offensive. [V that]… …

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  • 19 boast — 1 verb 1 (I, T) to talk too proudly about your abilities, achievements, or possessions because you want to make other people admire you: I can do better than any of them. she boasted. (+ about): I m fed up hearing Jan boast about her new job. (+… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 boast — I [[t]boʊst[/t]] v. i. 1) to speak with exaggeration and excessive pride, esp. about oneself; brag 2) archaic to rejoice proudly; exult 3) to speak of with excessive pride or vanity 4) to be proud in the possession of: The town boasts two new… …

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