Associations to the word «Boast»


BOAST, noun. A brag, a loud positive appraisal of oneself.
BOAST, noun. (squash) A shot where the ball is driven off a side wall and then strikes the front wall.
BOAST, verb. (intransitive) To brag; to talk loudly in praise of oneself.
BOAST, verb. (transitive) To speak of with pride, vanity, or exultation, with a view to self-commendation; to extol.
BOAST, verb. (obsolete) To speak in exulting language of another; to glory; to exult.
BOAST, verb. (squash) To play a boast shot.
BOAST, verb. (ergative) To possess something special.
BOAST, verb. (masonry) To dress, as a stone, with a broad chisel.
BOAST, verb. (sculpting) To shape roughly as a preparation for the finer work to follow; to cut to the general form required.

Dictionary definition

BOAST, noun. Speaking of yourself in superlatives.
BOAST, verb. Show off.
BOAST, verb. Wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner; "she was sporting a new hat".

Wise words

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca