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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 boast /ˈbost/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Boast v. i. [imp. & p. p. Boasted; p. pr. & vb. n. Boasting.]
 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.
    By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: . . not of works, lest any man should boast.   --Eph. ii. 8, 9.
 2. To speak in exulting language of another; to glory; to exult.
    In God we boast all the day long.   --Ps. xliv. 8
 Syn: -- To brag; bluster; vapor; crow; talk big.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 Lest bad men should boast
 Their specious deeds.   --Milton.
 2. To display vaingloriously.
 3. To possess or have; as, to boast a name.
 To boast one's self, to speak with unbecoming confidence in, and approval of, one's self; -- followed by of and the thing to which the boasting relates. [Archaic]
    Boast not thyself of to-morrow.   --Prov. xxvii. 1

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Boast, v. t.
 1. Masonry To dress, as a stone, with a broad chisel.
 2. Sculp. To shape roughly as a preparation for the finer work to follow; to cut to the general form required.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Boast, n.
 1. Act of boasting; vaunting or bragging.
 Reason and morals? and where live they most,
 In Christian comfort, or in Stoic boast!   --Byron.
 2. The cause of boasting; occasion of pride or exultation, -- sometimes of laudable pride or exultation.
    The boast of historians.   --Macaulay.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : speaking of yourself in superlatives [syn: boasting, self-praise,
      v 1: show off [syn: tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas,
            blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade]
      2: wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner; "she was
         sporting a new hat" [syn: sport, feature]