Vaunt, v. t. [See Avant,
Advance.] To put forward; to display. [Obs.]
"Vaunted spear." Spenser.
And what so else his person most may
Vaunt, n. [F. avant before, fore. See
Avant, Vanguard.] The first part. [Obs.]
Vaunt, n. 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.
Vaunt, v. t. 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
Vaunt (?), v. i. [imp. & p.
p. Vaunted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Vaunting.] [F. vanter, LL. vanitare, fr. L.
vanus vain. See Vain.] 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.