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.


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


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.


  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


  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


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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