What does the word gloat mean?

Usage examples for gloat

  1. " Sit down and gloat over the wonder of it, as I do. – East of the Shadows by Mrs. Hubert Barclay
  2. You positively gloat in this excitement. – The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  3. I listen to the stories of the oldest inhabitant, of the winters when " the snow lay to the second- story windows in the Bowery," with the fervent wish that they may never come back, and secretly gloat over his wail that the seasons have changed and are not what they were. – Children of the Tenements by Jacob A. Riis