to speak with exaggeration and excessive pride, especially about oneself.
to speak with pride (often followed by of):
He boasted of his family’s wealth.
to speak of with excessive pride or vanity:
He boasts himself a genius.
to be proud in the possession of:
The town boasts a new school.
a thing boasted of; a cause for pride:
Talent is his boast. It is her boast that she has never betrayed a friend.
exaggerated or objectionable speech; bragging:
empty boasts and threats.
to dress or shape (stone) roughly.
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(intransitive; sometimes foll by of or about) to speak in exaggerated or excessively proud terms of one’s possessions, skills, or superior qualities; brag
(transitive) to possess (something to be proud of): the city boasts a fine cathedral
a bragging statement
a possession, attribute, attainment, etc, that is or may be bragged about
(transitive) to shape or dress (stone) roughly with a broad chisel
a stroke in which the ball is hit on to one of the side walls before hitting the front wall
to hit (the ball) in this way or make such a stroke
a person who boasts or brags. a chisel for boasting stone. Historical Examples Penrod Booth Tarkington Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete Lewis Goldsmith Historic Boyhoods Rupert Sargent Holland Cattle and Cattle-breeders William M’Combie Lords of the North A. C. Laut IT and Other Stories Gouverneur Morris Under Fire Charles King Cleopatra H. […]
given to or characterized by boasting. Historical Examples The International Spy Allen Upward Jewel Clara Louise Burnham The Crossing Winston Churchill A Set of Six Joseph Conrad The Iron Ration George Abel Schreiner Greener Than You Think Ward Moore The Trail Boys on the Plains Jay Winthrop Allen The Seventh Regiment George L. Wood The […]
to speak with exaggeration and excessive pride, especially about oneself. to speak with pride (often followed by of): He boasted of his family’s wealth. to speak of with excessive pride or vanity: He boasts himself a genius. to be proud in the possession of: The town boasts a new school. a thing boasted of; a […]
sleigh bed. a bed of the Empire period having raised ends terminating in outward scrolls.