1. (v. i.) To vaunt one's self; to brag; to say or tell things which are intended to give others a high opinion of one's self or of things belonging to one's self; as, to boast of one's exploits courage, descent, wealth.

2. (v. i.) To speak in exulting language of another; to glory; to exult.

3. (v. t.) To display in ostentatious language; to speak of with pride, vanity, or exultation, with a view to self-commendation; to extol.

4. (v. t.) To display vaingloriously.

5. (v. t.) To possess or have; as, to boast a name.

6. (v. t.) To dress, as a stone, with a broad chisel.

7. (v. t.) To shape roughly as a preparation for the finer work to follow; to cut to the general form required.

8. (n.) Act of boasting; vaunting or bragging.

9. (n.) The cause of boasting; occasion of pride or exultation, -- sometimes of laudable pride or exultation.

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