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boast 1

 (bōst)
v. boast·ed, boast·ing, boasts
v.intr.
To talk or write about oneself or something related to oneself in a proud or self-admiring way.
v.tr.
1. To say (something about oneself) in a proud or self-admiring way.
2. To have or possess (a desirable feature): a mall that boasts 80 shops.
n.
1. The act or an instance of boasting: got tired of listening to his boasts.
2. A source of pride.

[Middle English bosten, from bost, a brag.]

boast′er n.
boast′ful adj.
boast′ful·ly adv.
boast′ful·ness n.
Synonyms: boast1, brag, crow2, vaunt
These verbs all mean to speak with pride, often excessive pride, about oneself or something related to oneself. Boast is the most general: "We confide [that is, have confidence] in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it" (Thomas Jefferson).
Brag implies exaggerated claims and often an air of insolent superiority: He bragged about his grades. Crow stresses exultation and often loud rejoicing: No candidate should crow until the votes have been counted. Vaunt suggests ostentatiousness and lofty extravagance of expression: "He did not vaunt of his new dignity, but I understood he was highly pleased with it" (James Boswell).

boast 2

 (bōst)
tr.v. boast·ed, boast·ing, boasts
To shape or form (stone) roughly with a broad chisel.

[Origin unknown.]

boast

(bəʊst)
vb
1. (intr; sometimes foll by of or about) to speak in exaggerated or excessively proud terms of one's possessions, skills, or superior qualities; brag
2. (tr) to possess (something to be proud of): the city boasts a fine cathedral.
n
3. a bragging statement
4. a possession, attribute, attainment, etc, that is or may be bragged about
[C13: of uncertain origin]
ˈboaster n
ˈboasting n, adj
ˈboastingly adv

boast

(bəʊst)
vb
(Geological Science) (tr) to shape or dress (stone) roughly with a broad chisel
[C19: of unknown origin]

boast

(bəʊst) squash
n
(Squash & Fives) a stroke in which the ball is hit on to one of the side walls before hitting the front wall
vb
(Squash & Fives) to hit (the ball) in this way or make such a stroke
[C19: perhaps from French bosse the place where the ball hits the wall]
ˈboasted adj

boast1

(boʊst)
v.i.
1. to speak with exaggeration and excessive pride, esp. about oneself; brag.
2. Archaic. to rejoice proudly; exult.
v.t.
3. to speak of with excessive pride or vanity.
4. to be proud in the possession of: The town boasts two new schools.
n.
5. a thing boasted of; a cause for pride.
6. exaggerated speech; bragging: empty boasts and threats.
[1250–1300; Middle English bost, of uncertain orig.]
boast′er, n.
boast′ing•ly, adv.
syn: boast, brag imply vocal self-praise or claims to superiority over others. boast usu. refers to a particular ability, possession, etc., that may justify a good deal of pride: He boasts of his ability as a singer. brag, a more informal term, usu. suggests a more ostentatious and exaggerated boasting but less well-founded: He brags loudly about his marksmanship.

boast2

(boʊst)

v.t.
to dress or shape (stone) roughly.
[1815–25]

boast

- First meant "threaten" or "threat."
See also related terms for threat.

Boast

 a number of soldiers, 1486 [15th-century pun on exploits recounted by returning soldiers].

boast


Past participle: boasted
Gerund: boasting

Imperative
boast
boast
Present
I boast
you boast
he/she/it boasts
we boast
you boast
they boast
Preterite
I boasted
you boasted
he/she/it boasted
we boasted
you boasted
they boasted
Present Continuous
I am boasting
you are boasting
he/she/it is boasting
we are boasting
you are boasting
they are boasting
Present Perfect
I have boasted
you have boasted
he/she/it has boasted
we have boasted
you have boasted
they have boasted
Past Continuous
I was boasting
you were boasting
he/she/it was boasting
we were boasting
you were boasting
they were boasting
Past Perfect
I had boasted
you had boasted
he/she/it had boasted
we had boasted
you had boasted
they had boasted
Future
I will boast
you will boast
he/she/it will boast
we will boast
you will boast
they will boast
Future Perfect
I will have boasted
you will have boasted
he/she/it will have boasted
we will have boasted
you will have boasted
they will have boasted
Future Continuous
I will be boasting
you will be boasting
he/she/it will be boasting
we will be boasting
you will be boasting
they will be boasting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been boasting
you have been boasting
he/she/it has been boasting
we have been boasting
you have been boasting
they have been boasting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been boasting
you will have been boasting
he/she/it will have been boasting
we will have been boasting
you will have been boasting
they will have been boasting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been boasting
you had been boasting
he/she/it had been boasting
we had been boasting
you had been boasting
they had been boasting
Conditional
I would boast
you would boast
he/she/it would boast
we would boast
you would boast
they would boast
Past Conditional
I would have boasted
you would have boasted
he/she/it would have boasted
we would have boasted
you would have boasted
they would have boasted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boast - speaking of yourself in superlatives
speech act - the use of language to perform some act
crowing, gasconade, line-shooting, vaporing, brag, bragging, crow - an instance of boastful talk; "his brag is worse than his fight"; "whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade"
braggadocio, rhodomontade, rodomontade, bluster - vain and empty boasting
vaunt - extravagant self-praise
self-assertion - the act of putting forth your own opinions in a boastful or inconsiderate manner that implies you feel superior to others
Verb1.boast - show offboast - show off        
puff - speak in a blustering or scornful manner; "A puffing kind of man"
exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, overstate, amplify, magnify, overdraw - to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"
crow, gloat, triumph - dwell on with satisfaction
2.boast - wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner; "she was sporting a new hat"
feature, have - have as a feature; "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"

boast

verb
1. brag, crow, vaunt, bluster, talk big (slang), blow your own trumpet, show off, be proud of, flaunt, showboat, congratulate yourself on, flatter yourself, pride yourself on, skite (Austral. & N.Z. informal) She boasted about her achievements.
brag cover up, deprecate, disclaim
2. possess, offer, present, exhibit The houses boast the latest energy-saving technology.
noun
1. bragging, vaunting, rodomontade (literary), gasconade (rare) He was asked about earlier boasts of a quick victory.
bragging disclaimer
Proverbs
"A mule always boasts that its ancestors were horses"

boast

verb
1. To talk with excessive pride:
Informal: blow.
2. To have at one's disposal:
noun
An act of boasting:
Informal: blow.
Translations
بِتَفاخُر، بِتَبَجُّحتباهىتفاخُر، تبجُّـحيَتَبَاهى
vychloubat sechlouba
pralepralenblærblære sigpral
kerskailla
hvaliti se
dicsekszik
gort, sjálfshólgorta, hælast um
自慢する力む
자랑하다
girtisgyrimasispagyrūniškaipagyrūniškaspagyrūniškumas
dižošanāsdižotieslielīšanāslielīties
bahati seširokoustenje
skrytaskrävla
พูดยกย่องตัวเองจนเกินไป
böbürlenmekkendini methetmekendini methetmekövünmeövünmek
khoe khoang

boast

[bəʊst]
A. Nalarde m
it is his boast thatse jacta de que ...
to be the boast ofser el orgullo de
B. VT (frm) (= pride o.s. on) → ostentar, jactarse de
C. VIpresumir, alardear
he boasts about or of his strengthpresume de fuerte
that's nothing to boast abouteso no es motivo para vanagloriarse

boast

[ˈbəʊst]
vise vanter
Stop boasting! → Arrête de te vanter!
to boast about sth → se vanter de qch
to boast of → se vanter de
vt
(= say boastfully) → se vanter
to boast that ... → se vanter du fait que ...
(= have) → afficher
The houses will boast the latest energy-saving technology
BUT Les maisons seront dotés des dernières technologies en matière d'économie d'énergie.
n
(= assertion) → vantardise f
(= source of satisfaction) → sujet m d'orgueil, sujet m de fierté

boast

n
Prahlerei f
(= source of pride)Stolz m; it is their boast that …sie rühmen sich, dass …
viprahlen (about, of mit to sb jdm gegenüber); without boasting, without wishing to boastohne zu prahlen
vt
(= possess)sich rühmen (+gen) (geh)
(= say boastfully)prahlen

boast

[bəʊst]
1. nvanteria
it is his boast that he's never lost a match → si fa vanto di non aver mai perso un incontro
2. vt (possession, achievement) the village boasted only one small storenel paese c'era solo un negozietto
3. vi to boast (about or of)vantarsi (di)

boast

(bəust) verb
to talk with too much pride. He was always boasting about how clever his son was.
noun
the words used in talking proudly about something. His boast is that he has never yet lost a match.
ˈboastful adjective
ˈboastfully adverb
ˈboastfulness noun
ˈboasting noun

boast

يَتَبَاهى vychloubat se prale prahlen καυχιέμαι alardear kerskailla se vanter de hvaliti se vantarsi 自慢する 자랑하다 opscheppen skryte pochwalić się gabar-se хвалить skryta พูดยกย่องตัวเองจนเกินไป böbürlenmek khoe khoang 自夸
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It ended as the majority of such jungle encounters end--one of the boasters loses his nerve, and becomes suddenly interested in a blowing leaf, a beetle, or the lice upon his hairy stomach.
"Some people are born boasters, and they never get over it to their dying day.
These great boasters of the wilderness, however, are very often exceeding bad shots, and fortunate it is for them when they have old flint guns to bear the blame.
We of the jungle are great boasters. In our speech, in our carriage, in every detail of our demeanor we must impress others with our physical power and our ferocity.
Your vanity is intolerable, your conceit is beyond endurance; you talk as if you were some rare and precious prize, instead of a common boaster. You are a common fellow, and a common boaster.'
A great boaster was he withal, and to-day he strutted about on one of these corner stages, and vaunted of his prowess, and offered to crack any man's crown for a shilling.
Or again: can he who is harmoniously constituted, who is not covetous or mean, or a boaster, or a coward-can he, I say, ever be unjust or hard in his dealings?
They all had much to say, but the collar the most; for he was a real boaster.
It is one of their customs to write in books what they have done and seen, instead of telling them in their villages, where the lie can be given to the face of a cowardly boaster, and the brave soldier can call on his comrades to witness for the truth of his words.
Where is Menneville, that boaster, that braggart, who was to come back either dead or a conqueror?"
Winkle, one of the Pickwickians, is a mild and foolish boaster, who pretends that he can do things he cannot.
Benjamin is a fearless boaster; and Kirby, though good-natured, is a careless son of the forest, who thinks one American more than a match for six Englishmen.