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V'AUNTER, n. A vain conceited boaster; a braggart; a man given to vain ostentation.

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V'AUNTER, n. A vain conceited boaster; a braggart; a man given to vain ostentation.


A vain conceited boaster; a braggart; a man given to vain ostentation. – Spenser.

  1. One who vaunts; a boaster.
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V'AUNTER, noun A vain conceited boaster; a braggart; a man given to vain ostentation.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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INFORM', v.t. [L. informo, to shape; in and formo, forma, form.]

Properly, to give form or shape to, but in this sense not used.

1. To animate; to give life to; to actuate by vital powers.

Let others better mold the running mass

Of metals, and inform the breathing brass.

Breath informs this fleeting frame.

--Breathes in our soul, informs our vital part.

[This use is chiefly or wholly poetical.]

2. To instruct; to tell to; to acquaint; to communicate knowledge to; to make known to by word or writing; usually followed by of. Before we judge, we should be well informed of the facts relating to the case. A messenger arrived and informed the commander of the state of the troops. Letters from Europe inform us of the commencement of hostilities between the Persians and Turks.

3. To communicate a knowledge of facts to one by way of accusation.

Tertullus informed the governor against Paul. Acts.24.

In this application the verb is usually intransitive; as, A informed against B.

INFORM', v.i. To give intelligence.

He might either teach in the same manner, or inform how he had been taught--

To inform against, to communicate facts by way of accusation; to give intelligence of a breach of law. Two persons came to the magistrate, and informed against A.

INFORM', a. [L. informis.] Without regular form; shapeless; ugly.

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