3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Vapor \Va"por\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Vapored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vaporing}.] [From {Vapor}, noun: cf. L. vaporare.] [Written also {vapour}.]

1. To pass off in fumes, or as a moist, floating substance, whether visible or invisible, to steam; to be exhaled; to evaporate.

2. To emit vapor or fumes. [R.]

Running waters vapor not so much as standing waters. --Bacon.

3. To talk idly; to boast or vaunt; to brag.

Poets used to vapor much after this manner. --Milton.

We vapor and say, By this time Matthews has beaten them. --Walpole.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Vaporing \Va"por*ing\, adjective Talking idly; boasting; vaunting. -- {Va"por*ing*ly}, adverb

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: an instance of boastful talk; "his brag is worse than his fight"; "whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade" [syn: {brag}, {bragging}, {crow}, {crowing}, {vaporing}, {line-shooting}, {gasconade}]

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