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.
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
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.
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.
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]