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Bible Usage:


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  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BOAST, verb intransitive [Gr. to inflate; Latin fastus.]

1. To brag, or vaunt one's self; to make an ostentatious display, in speech, of one's own worth, property, or actions.

2. To glory; to speak with laudable pride and ostentation of meritorious persons or things.

I boast of you to them of Macedonia. St. Paul. 2. Cor.9.

Usually, it is followed by of; sometimes by in.

3. To exalt one's self.

With your mouth you have boasted against me. Ezek.

BOAST, verb transitive To display in ostentatious language; to speak of with pride, vanity or exultation, with a view to self-commendation.

Lest men should boast their specious deeds.

1. Magnify or exalt.

They boast themselves in the multitude of their riches. Psalms 49:6.

2. To exult in confident expectation.

BOAST not thyself of tomorrow. Proverbs 27:1.

BOAST, noun Expression of ostentation, pride or vanity; a vaunting.

Thou makest thy boast of the law. Romans 2:17

1. The cause of boasting; occasion of pride, vanity, or laudable exultation.

Trial by peers is the boast of the British nation.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BOASTER, noun One who boasts, glories or vaunts ostentatiously.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BOASTFUL,adjective Given to boasting; ostentatious of personal worth or actions.

Naves Topical Index

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BOASTING, participle present tense Talking ostentatiously; glorying; vaunting.

BOASTING, noun Ostentatious display of personal worth, or actions; a glorying or vaunting.

Where is boasting then? Romans 3:27.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BOASTINGLY, adverb In an ostentatious manner; with boasting.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BOASTIVE, adjective Presumptuous. [Unusual.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BOASTLESS, adjective Without ostentation.