Noun boast has 1 sense
  1. boast, boasting, self-praise, jactitation - speaking of yourself in superlatives
    --1 is a kind of speech act
    --1 has particulars:
     brag, bragging, crow, crowing, vaporing, line-shooting, gasconade; braggadocio, bluster, rodomontade, rhodomontade; vaunt; self-assertion
    Derived form: verb boast1
,Verb boast has 2 senses
  1. boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade - show off
    --1 is one way to overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyerbolise, magnify, amplify
    Derived forms: noun boast1, noun boaster1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
    Somebody ----s to somebody
  2. sport, feature, boast - wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner; "she was sporting a new hat"
    --2 is one way to have, feature
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something