Boast vs Bake - What's the difference?

boast | bake |

As nouns the difference between boast and bake

is that boast is a brag, a loud positive appraisal of oneself while bake is nautical traffic sign or buoy.

As a verb boast

is to brag; to talk loudly in praise of oneself or boast can be (masonry) to dress, as a stone, with a broad chisel.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) boosten, bosten, from .


(en noun)
  • A brag, a loud positive appraisal of oneself.
  • (squash) A shot where the ball is driven off a side wall and then strikes the front wall.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To brag; to talk loudly in praise of oneself.
  • * 2005 , (Plato), Sophist . Translation by Lesley Brown. .
  • On no account will he or any other kind be able to boast that he's escaped the pursuit of those who can follow so detailed and comprehensive a method of enquiry.
  • To speak of with pride, vanity, or exultation, with a view to self-commendation; to extol.
  • * (John Milton)
  • Lest bad men should boast / Their specious deeds.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-21, author=(Oliver Burkeman)
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  • (obsolete) To speak in exulting language of another; to glory; to exult.
  • * Bible, Psalms xiiv. 8
  • In God we boast all the day long.
  • (squash) To play a .
  • (ergative) To possess something special.
  • Synonyms
    * brag
    Derived terms
    * boastful * boastfully * outboast

    Etymology 2


    (en verb)
  • (masonry) To dress, as a stone, with a broad chisel.
  • (Weale)
  • (sculpting) To shape roughly as a preparation for the finer work to follow; to cut to the general form required.
  • bake



  • (transitive, or, intransitive) To cook (something) in an oven.
  • I baked a delicious cherry pie.
    She's been baking all day to prepare for the dinner.
  • To dry by heat.
  • To prepare food by baking it.
  • To be baked to heating or drying.
  • The clay baked in the sun.
  • (figuratively) To be hot.
  • It is baking in the greenhouse.
    I'm baking after that workout in the gym.
  • (slang) To smoke marijuana.
  • To harden by cold.
  • * Shakespeare:
  • The earth is baked with frost.
  • * Spenser:
  • They bake their sides upon the cold, hard stone.

    Usage notes

    In the dialects of northern England, the simple past book'' and past participle ''baken are sometimes encountered.


    * See also

    Derived terms

    * baked * bake-off * baking * in a bake * half-baked


    (en noun)
  • (UK, NZ) Any of various baked dishes resembling casserole.
  • * 2009 , Rosalind Peters, Kate Pankhurst, Clive Boursnell, Midnight Feast Magic: Sleepover Fun and Food
  • If you happen to have small, heat-proof glass or ceramic pots in your kitchen (known as ramekins) then you can make this very easy pasta bake in fun-size, individual portions.
  • The act of cooking food by baking.
  • Anagrams

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