AskDefine | Define boast

Dictionary Definition

boast n : speaking of yourself in superlatives [syn: boasting, self-praise, jactitation]


2 wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner; "she was sporting a new hat" [syn: sport, feature]

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  1. A brag, a loud appraisal of oneself
  2. A shot where the ball is driven off a side wall and then strikes the front wall
  3. In the context of "paganism": An oath or toast made during a ritual in Heathenry.


a brag
a shot


  1. to brag; to talk loudly in praise of oneself
    • 2005, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 235c.
      On no account will he or any other kind be able to boast that he's escaped the pursuit of those who can follow so detailed and comprehensive a method of enquiry.
  2. To play a boast shot


to brag; to talk loudly in praise of oneself

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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