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Princeton's WordNet

  1. proudadjective

    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, proudadjective

    having or displaying great dignity or nobility

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

Wiktionary

  1. proudadjective

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

    I am proud of Sivu's schoolwork.

  2. proudadjective

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

    I was too proud to apologise.

  3. proudadjective

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

  4. proudadjective

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

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

  5. proudadjective

    Brave, valiant; gallant.

  6. proudadjective

    Standing out or raised; swollen.

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

  7. proudadjective

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

  8. proudadjective

    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

    Etymology: [OE. proud, prout, prud, prut, AS. prt; akin to Icel. prr stately, handsome, Dan. prud handsome. Cf. Pride.]

  2. Proud

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

    Etymology: [OE. proud, prout, prud, prut, AS. prt; akin to Icel. prr stately, handsome, Dan. prud handsome. Cf. Pride.]

  3. Proud

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

    Etymology: [OE. proud, prout, prud, prut, AS. prt; akin to Icel. prr stately, handsome, Dan. prud handsome. Cf. Pride.]

  4. Proud

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

    Etymology: [OE. proud, prout, prud, prut, AS. prt; akin to Icel. prr stately, handsome, Dan. prud handsome. Cf. Pride.]

  5. Proud

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

    Etymology: [OE. proud, prout, prud, prut, AS. prt; akin to Icel. prr stately, handsome, Dan. prud handsome. Cf. Pride.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Proud

    prowd (comp. Proud′er; superl. Proud′est), adj. having excessive self-esteem: arrogant: haughty: having a proper sense of what is becoming: daring: grand: ostentatious: giving reason for pride or boasting.—n. Proud′-flesh, a growth or excrescence of flesh in a wound.—adjs. Proud′-heart′ed (Shak.), having a proud spirit; Proud′ish, somewhat proud.—adv. Proud′ly.—adj. Proud′-mind′ed (Shak.), proud in mind.—n. Proud′ness, the state or quality of being proud: pride.—adjs. Proud′-pied (Shak.), gorgeously variegated; Proud′-stom′ached, of haughty spirit, arrogant. [A.S. prut, proud, prýte, pride.]

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PROUD in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PROUD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of PROUD in a Sentence

  1. Herschel Walker:

    When I started seeing the United States of America flag and started seeing the people, the uniform, all my teammates from all different sports coming into that stadium — it almost brought a tear to my eye when I started thinking of where I grew up as a boy in my little hometown, and now having the chance to represent the United States of America, i couldn't have been more proud of anything.

  2. Helena Dalli:

    I'm proud and sad at the same time, i'm proud because we passed the legislation, but I'm sad to know that this practice could be happening in other countries and it's not a crime yet.

  3. Fred McNeill:

    He loved the game, he was proud of what he did.

  4. Frazier Glenn Cross:

    I voluntarily sacrificed my freedom for my people, do you see fear in me? You see a proud white man.

  5. Washingtonian Media CEO Cathy Merrill:

    Washingtonian embraces a culture in which employees are able to express themselves openly, i value each member of our team not only on a professional level but on a personal one as well. I could not be more proud of their work and achievements under the incredibly difficult circumstances of the past year. I have assured our team that there will be no changes to benefits or employee status. I am sorry if the op-ed made it appear like anything else.

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