There are 2 definitions of boast in English:

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Pronunciation: /bəʊst
 
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verb

  • 2 [with object] (Of a person, place, or thing) possess (a feature that is a source of pride): the hotel boasts high standards of comfort
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    • This location boasts the standard decor and services of a five-star hotel.
    • The luxurious New Forest property boasts features from 14-carat gold painted radiators and silk tented ceilings to a space for a helicopter landing pad.
    • The Buffalo City municipality boasts eco-tourism development and has certain unique features, according to Sam.
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boaster

noun
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  • This individual can also be an extravagant boaster.
  • I'm sure I'd be a very good boaster, if I got the chance.
  • He rather enjoyed it when things were good, but he'd just made himself a target for those people who weren't kindly inclined to boasters.

boastingly

adverb
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  • Although he may talk boastingly, he will be apt to show a lack of true courage when brought to the test, by not standing steadfastly for the right.
  • Some boastingly thought this sort of SPAM should continue.
  • The diatribe ends boastingly and bullyingly.

Origin

Middle English (as a noun): of unknown origin.

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Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space

There are 2 definitions of boast in English:

boast2

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Pronunciation: /bəʊst
 
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noun

  • (In squash) a stroke in which the ball is made to hit one of the side walls before hitting the front wall.
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    • His favourite ploy was a backhand boast pulling Beachill to the front right corner and whatever Beachill did with that tight ball, Parke was ready.
    • Lee wins it with a tight forehand drop of her own but cannot get the next point and after three service changes it's the backhand boast from Jans Burke which gives her the championship.
    • Racing to a 6-0 lead in the third, Edwards moved Farrer continuously, cutting off early and using the boast to good effect.

Origin

late 19th century: perhaps from French bosse denoting a rounded projection in the wall of a court for real tennis.

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Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space