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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)

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.

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."