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Pronunciation : Vaunt
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [F. vanter, LL. vanitare, fr. L. vanus vain. See Vain.]
Definition : Defn: To boast; to make a vain display of one's own worth, attainments, decorations, or the like; to talk ostentatiously; to brag. Pride, which prompts a man to vaunt and overvalue what he is, does incline him to disvalue what he has. Gov. of Tongue.

i. [imp. & p. p. Vaunted; p. pr. & vb. n. Vaunting.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Vaunt
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To boast of; to make a vain display of; to display with ostentation. Charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up. 1 Cor. xiii. 4. My vanquisher, spoiled of his vaunted spoil. Milton.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Vaunt
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: A vain display of what one is, or has, or has done; ostentation from vanity; a boast; a brag. The spirits beneath, whom I seduced With other promises and other vaunts. Milton.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Vaunt
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [F. avant before, fore. See Avant, Vanguard.]
Definition : Defn: The first part. [Obs.] Shak.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Vaunt
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [See Avant, Advance.]
Definition : Defn: To put forward; to display. [Obs.] "Vaunted spear." Spenser. And what so else his person most may vaunt. Spenser.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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