boast definition, meaning - what is boast in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “boast”

See all translations

boast

verb uk   /bəʊst/  us   /boʊst/

boast verb (SPEAK PROUDLY)

B2 [I or T] disapproving to speak too proudly or happily about what you have done or what you own: He didn't talk about his exam results in case people thought he was boasting. Parents enjoy boasting about their children's achievements. [+ that] They boasted that they had never lost a single game.
More examples

boast verb (HAVE)

C2 [T not continuous] to have or own something to be proud of: Ireland boasts beautiful beaches, great restaurants, and friendly locals.

boast

noun [C] uk   /bəʊst/  us   /boʊst/ disapproving
something you are proud of and like to tell people about: [+ that] It is her proud boast that she has never missed a single episode of the show.
(Definition of boast from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of boast?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “boast” in other dictionaries

SMART Thesaurus: Boasting

“boast”: synonyms and related words:

You can also find related words, phrases, and synonyms in the topics:

Word of the Day

intellectualize

to think about or discuss a subject in a detailed and intellectual way, without involving your emotions or feelings

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More