Definitions for PROUDpraʊd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

proudpraʊd(adj.; adv.)-er, -est

  1. (adj.)feeling pleasure or satisfaction over something regarded as honorable or creditable to oneself.

  2. having or showing self-respect or self-esteem.

  3. giving a sense of pride; highly gratifying:

    a proud moment.

  4. highly honorable or creditable:

    a proud achievement.

  5. having or showing an inordinate opinion of one's own dignity, superiority, etc.; arrogant; haughty.

  6. stately, majestic, or magnificent:

    proud cities.

  7. Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. pleased; happy:

    I'm proud to meet you.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Dialect

  8. full of vigor and spirit:

    a proud stallion.

  9. Obs. brave.

  10. (adv.)do one proud, to be a source of pride or credit to a person. to treat someone or oneself generously or lavishly.

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Origin of proud:

bef. 1000; ME; late OE prūd, prūt arrogant (c. ON prūthr stately, fine), appar. < VL; cf. OF prud, prod gallant, LL prōde useful, L prōdesse to be of worth

proud′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. proud(adj)

    feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride

    "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes"

  2. gallant, lofty, majestic, proud(adj)

    having or displaying great dignity or nobility

    "a gallant pageant"; "lofty ships"; "majestic cities"; "proud alpine peaks"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. proud(adjective)ʊd

    feeling happy that you have done or are part of sth good

    I'm proud of the hard work I've done.; The students are very proud of their school.; proud to be a soldier

  2. proudʊd

    feeling you are better than others

    a proud man who would not admit his mistakes; "Look at what I did," he said proudly.; She still proudly refuses to admit she was wrong.

Wiktionary

  1. proud(Adjective)

    Gratified; feeling honoured (by something); feeling satisfied or happy about a fact or event.

    I am proud of Sivu's schoolwork.

  2. proud(Adjective)

    Possessed of a due sense of what one is worth or deserves.

    I was too proud to apologise.

  3. proud(Adjective)

    Having too high an opinion of oneself; arrogant, supercilious.

  4. proud(Adjective)

    Generating a sense of pride; being a cause for pride.

    It was a proud day when we finally won the championship.

  5. proud(Adjective)

    Brave, valiant; gallant.

  6. proud(Adjective)

    Standing out or raised; swollen.

    After it had healed, the scar tissue stood proud of his flesh.

  7. proud(Adjective)

    Excited by sexual desire; (of female animals) in heat.

  8. proud(Adjective)

    Happy, usually used with a sense of honor, as in "I'm so proud to have you in our town." But occasionally just plain happy as in "I'm proud to see gas prices down." This is a widespread colloquial usage in the southern United States.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Proud

    feeling or manifesting pride, in a good or bad sense

  2. Proud

    possessing or showing too great self-esteem; overrating one's excellences; hence, arrogant; haughty; lordly; presumptuous

  3. Proud

    having a feeling of high self-respect or self-esteem; exulting (in); elated; -- often with of; as, proud of one's country

  4. Proud

    giving reason or occasion for pride or self-gratulation; worthy of admiration; grand; splendid; magnificent; admirable; ostentatious

  5. Proud

    excited by sexual desire; -- applied particularly to the females of some animals

Freebase

  1. Proud

    Proud is the debut solo album by Heather Small, lead singer of M People. The title track was released as the first single and became a hit worldwide.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PROUD' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3207

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PROUD' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2885

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PROUD' in Adjectives Frequency: #420

Anagrams of PROUD

  1. pudor


Translations for PROUD

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

proud(adjective)

feeling pleasure or satisfaction at one's achievements, possessions, connections etc

He was proud of his new house; She was proud of her son's achievements; He was proud to play football for the school.

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