Definition of "boast" []

  • To glorify oneself in speech; talk in a self-admiring way. (verb-intransitive)
  • To speak of with excessive pride. (verb-transitive)
  • To possess or own (a desirable feature): "[the] capital of a region in the southeast that boasts bountiful coal fields” ( US Air). (verb-transitive)
  • To contain; have. (verb-transitive)
  • The act or an instance of bragging. (noun)
  • To speak in exaggerated or excessively proud terms of one's possessions, skills, or superior qualities; brag (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To possess (something to be proud of) (verb)
  • A bragging statement (noun)
  • A possession, attribute, attainment, etc, that is or may be bragged about (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "boast" in a sentence
  • "Not only does the title boast 90 micro games, there is also the ability to create your own unique games."
  • "Over fifty chefs, and the only Asian/Pacific Islander face you can boast is Morimoto?"
  • "What it doesn't so readily boast is the horrific killings that occurred in Pine Deep some thirty years ago."