-n. 3. racket, hubbub, hullabaloo, tumult, commotion, confusion; fanfaronade, bravado, bragging, braggadocio.
board, n. 1. plank, beam, timber, scantling, two-by-four; strip, lath, panel, sheet, slab; clapboard, wall-board, siding, flooring, planking, lumber, wood.
2. room and board, lodging and meals; daily meals, food, Sl. eats, Inf. grub, victuals, provisions, rations; repasts, lunches, luncheons, dinners, suppers, breakfasts.
3. committee, council, cabinet, advisory group, panel; advisers, directors, trustees.
board up or
over close up, cover up, batten, fasten down, tie down, clamp down, screw down, nail down; secure, tighten, make fast, fix; fasten, hook, latch, lock, padlock.
5. feed, lodge, house, quarter, billet, accommodate, Inf. put up, bed; live in, Inf. room in, take one's meals, Inf. eat in.
6. go on board, go aboard, enter, go or get on, step aboard, come in or on.
7. come alongside, near, approach, close in on or upon, press in on, bear down on; attack, storm, assault, assail, beset.
boast, v. 1. brag, crow, Australian, skite, beat the drum, draw the longbow, Archaic, vaunt, trumpet, blow one's own trumpet, toot one's own horn, sing one's own praises, Sl. shoot the bull, Sl. lay it on thick; bluster, roister, puff, Sl. blow hard, Sl. talk big; show off, strut, parade, swagger, flaunt, Literary, plume oneself; pat oneself on the back, flatter oneself; congratulate oneself.
2. brag about, make much of, celebrate, emblazon.
3. pride oneself on, possess, hold, have, enjoy.
-n. 4. pride, pride and joy, treasure, gem; good thing, thing to be desired.
5. bragging, bravado, bluster, fanfaronade, gasconade, rodomantade, Sl. hot air, Sl. bunk; self-approbation, self-praise, vainglory,
boastful, adj. bragging, braggart, crowing, vaunting, blustering, vaporing, blowing, fanfaronading; proud, overproud, vain, vainglorious, egotistical, conceited, swell-headed, swollen, inflated, puffed-up; cocky, overbearing, overweening, Scot. vaunty; pretentious, pompous, arrogant, haughty, grandiloquent, magniloquent, Inf. high-hat.
boat, n. 1. vessel, craft, yacht, houseboat, packet; sailboat, sloop, dory, pinnace; motorboat, speedboat, jet boat, shell, hydroplane, hydrofoil; rowboat, skiff, pram, punt, canoe, kayak, dugout, Naut. galley; tender, dinghy, yawl, lifeboat, tug.
2. ship, liner, steamer, ferry, ark, Inf. windjammer; slipper, schooner, galleon, cutter, Naut. ketch, Naut. brigantine, Naut. brig, Naut. bark; freighter, merchantman, carrack, barge, whaler, Eastern U. S. smack.
-v. 3. float, sail, navigate, cruise, yacht, steam,
drift; motorboat, hydroplane, row, paddle, oar.
4. ship, ferry, freight, barge; transport, convey, carry, send.
bob', v. 1. jerk, twitch, jounce, weave, nod; oscillate, swing, vibrate, move back and forth, go up and down; quiver, quaver, shake, waggle, wiggle.
2. bob up emerge, appear, materialize, come up out of nowhere.
bob2, v. cut short, trim, dock, clip, shear, prune,
bode, v. portend, augur, presage, import, point to, bespeak, betoken; indicate, signify, mean, imply, intimate, denote, connote, suggest, purport,
bodiless, adj. 1. incorporeal, discarnate, disembodied; spiritual, immaterial, unsubstantial, unfleshy; intangible, impalpable, imponderable, immeasurable. 2. extramundane, transmundane, supernatural, superphysical, hyperphysical; ethereal, airy, vapory; spectral, ghostly, phantom, wraithlike; shadowy, illusory, chimerical, visionary, fanciful, unreal,
bodily, adj. 1. corporeal, corporal, fleshly, incarnate, carnal, somatic, physical; earthly, material, substantial, tangible, palpable; concrete, real, true, actual.