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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boast  \Boast\,  v.  t.  [Of  uncertain  etymology.] 
  1.  (Masonry)  To  dress,  as  a  stone,  with  a  broad  chisel. 
  --Weale. 
 
  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)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boast  \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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  boast 
  n  :  speaking  of  yourself  in  superlatives  [syn:  {boasting},  {self-praise}, 
  {jactitation}] 
  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}] 




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