What does Pride mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pride, pridefulnessnoun

    a feeling of self-respect and personal worth

  2. pridenoun

    satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements

    "he takes pride in his son's success"

  3. pridenoun

    the trait of being spurred on by a dislike of falling below your standards

  4. pridenoun

    a group of lions

  5. pride, superbiaverb

    unreasonable and inordinate self-esteem (personified as one of the deadly sins)

  6. pride, plume, congratulateverb

    be proud of

    "He prides himself on making it into law school"

Wiktionary

  1. pridenoun

    The quality or state of being proud; inordinate self-esteem; an unreasonable conceit of one's own superiority in talents, beauty, wealth, rank etc., which manifests itself in lofty airs, distance, reserve and often contempt of others.

  2. pridenoun

    A sense of one's own worth, and abhorrence of what is beneath or unworthy of one; lofty self-respect; noble self-esteem; elevation of character; dignified bearing; proud delight; -- in a good sense.

  3. pridenoun

    Proud or disdainful behavior or treatment; insolence or arrogance of demeanor; haughty bearing and conduct; insolent exultation; disdain; hubris.

  4. pridenoun

    That of which one is proud; that which excites boasting or self-gratulation; the occasion or ground of self-esteem, or of arrogant and presumptuous confidence, as beauty, ornament, noble character, children etc.

  5. pridenoun

    The small European lamprey species Petromyzon branchialis.

  6. pridenoun

    Show; ostentation; glory.

  7. pridenoun

    Highest pitch; elevation reached; loftiness; prime; glory,

  8. pridenoun

    Consciousness of power; fullness of animal spirits; mettle; wantonness.

  9. pridenoun

    Lust; sexual desire; especially, excitement of sexual appetite in a female beast.

  10. prideverb

    To take or experience pride in something, be proud of it.

    I pride myself on being a good judge of character, but pride goes before the fall and I'm not a good judge of my own character so I'm often wrong without knowing it.

  11. pridenoun

    A company of lions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pridenoun

    a small European lamprey (Petromyzon branchialis); -- called also prid, and sandpiper

    Etymology: [Cf. AS. lamprede, LL. lampreda, E. lamprey.]

  2. Pridenoun

    the quality or state of being proud; inordinate self-esteem; an unreasonable conceit of one's own superiority in talents, beauty, wealth, rank, etc., which manifests itself in lofty airs, distance, reserve, and often in contempt of others

    Etymology: [Cf. AS. lamprede, LL. lampreda, E. lamprey.]

  3. Pridenoun

    a sense of one's own worth, and abhorrence of what is beneath or unworthy of one; lofty self-respect; noble self-esteem; elevation of character; dignified bearing; proud delight; -- in a good sense

    Etymology: [Cf. AS. lamprede, LL. lampreda, E. lamprey.]

  4. Pridenoun

    proud or disdainful behavior or treatment; insolence or arrogance of demeanor; haughty bearing and conduct; insolent exultation; disdain

    Etymology: [Cf. AS. lamprede, LL. lampreda, E. lamprey.]

  5. Pridenoun

    that of which one is proud; that which excites boasting or self-gratulation; the occasion or ground of self-esteem, or of arrogant and presumptuous confidence, as beauty, ornament, noble character, children, etc

    Etymology: [Cf. AS. lamprede, LL. lampreda, E. lamprey.]

  6. Pridenoun

    show; ostentation; glory

    Etymology: [Cf. AS. lamprede, LL. lampreda, E. lamprey.]

  7. Pridenoun

    highest pitch; elevation reached; loftiness; prime; glory; as, to be in the pride of one's life

    Etymology: [Cf. AS. lamprede, LL. lampreda, E. lamprey.]

  8. Pridenoun

    consciousness of power; fullness of animal spirits; mettle; wantonness; hence, lust; sexual desire; esp., an excitement of sexual appetite in a female beast

    Etymology: [Cf. AS. lamprede, LL. lampreda, E. lamprey.]

  9. Prideverb

    to indulge in pride, or self-esteem; to rate highly; to plume; -- used reflexively

    Etymology: [Cf. AS. lamprede, LL. lampreda, E. lamprey.]

  10. Prideverb

    to be proud; to glory

    Etymology: [Cf. AS. lamprede, LL. lampreda, E. lamprey.]

Freebase

  1. Pride

    Pride is an inwardly directed emotion that carries two common meanings. With a negative connotation, pride refers to an inflated sense of one's personal status or accomplishments, often used synonymously with hubris. With a positive connotation, pride refers to a satisfied sense of attachment toward one's own or another's choices and actions, or toward a whole group of people, and is a product of praise, independent self-reflection, or a fulfilled feeling of belonging. Philosophers and social psychologists have noted that pride is a complex secondary emotion which requires the development of a sense of self and the mastery of relevant conceptual distinctions through language-based interaction with others. Some social psychologists identify it as linked to a signal of high social status. In contrast pride could also be defined as a disagreement with the truth. One definition of pride in the first sense comes from St. Augustine: "the love of one's own excellence". In this sense, the opposite of pride is either humility or guilt; the latter in particular being a sense of one's own failure in contrast to Augustine's notion of excellence.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pride

    prīd, n. state or feeling of being proud: too great self-esteem: haughtiness: overbearing treatment of others: a proper sense of what is becoming to one's self: a feeling of pleasure on account of something worthily done: that of which men are proud: that which excites boasting: elevation, loftiness: beauty displayed, ornament, ostentation: high spirit, mettle: (Shak.) lust.—v.t. to have or take pride: to value, as one's self, &c.—adj. Pride′ful.—adv. Pride′fully.—n. Pride′fulness.—adj. Pride′less. [A.S. prýteprút, proud.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. pride

    In heraldry, a peacock or other bird, when the tail is spread out in a circular form, and the wings drooped, is said to be “in his pride.”

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Pride' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3540

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Pride' in Nouns Frequency: #1475

Anagrams for Pride »

  1. pried, riped

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pride in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pride in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Pride in a Sentence

  1. Samuel Francis Smith:

    My country, 'tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died! Land of the Pilgrims' pride! From ev'ry mountainside, Let freedom ring!

  2. Dante Alighieri:

    Avarice, envy, pride,Three fatal sparks, have set the hearts of allOn Fire.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Vain glory or vanity is nothing else but excessive pride, regard, trust, hope, admiration or dependence in one's own or someone else's riches, wealth, social status, family background, qualification, beauty, handsomeness or stuffs like that. Oh! yes, that's just what vain glory or vanity is all about. So, beware of that. -Emeasoba George

  4. Anuj Somany:

    A person who is truly worth to own nice words and good deeds on the earth will take pride only when receiving award or reward from the upright master in the honorable vocation, not from the servant who may be occupying the chief position for the servility reason.

  5. Greta Thunberg:

    The fact that you are staring at a panel of young people testifying before you today pleading for a livable earth should not fill you with pride; it should fill you with shame.

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  • فخرArabic
  • orgullCatalan, Valencian
  • smečka, hrdostCzech
  • stolthedDanish
  • Stolz, Hochmut, Stolz sein auf, Trotz, Dünkel, kleines Neunauge, RudelGerman
  • υπερηφανεύομαι, οίηση, υπερηφάνεια, υπεροψία, περιφρόνηση, εγωισμός, καμαρώνω, αυταρέσκεια, αγέλη, αξιοπρέπειαGreek
  • ser orgulloso de, soberbia, orgullo, enorgullecerse, manadaSpanish
  • غرورPersian
  • ylpeys, ylvästely, huippu, ylimielisyys, kopeus, lauma, ylpeydenaihe, kiimaFinnish
  • erniFaroese
  • orgueil, fiertéFrench
  • uaillScottish Gaelic
  • גאווהHebrew
  • ऐंठ, गर्व, आरोह, ऊंचाईHindi
  • falkaHungarian
  • գոռոզություն, հպարտությունArmenian
  • kebanggaanIndonesian
  • stoltIcelandic
  • orgoglio, superbiaItalian
  • גאווהHebrew
  • プライド, 傲慢, 自慢, 誇りJapanese
  • სიამაყეGeorgian
  • មោទនភាពKhmer
  • 자랑Korean
  • شانازیKurdish
  • superbiaLatin
  • lepnība, lepnums, iedomībaLatvian
  • гордостMacedonian
  • kapsones, zelfbewustzijn, trots, fierheid, eigendunk, hoogmoed, troep, eigenwaan, eergevoel, zelfvoldaanheidDutch
  • stolthet, flokk, selvbevissthet, brunstNorwegian
  • dumaPolish
  • orgulho, soberba, alcateia, nariz empinadoPortuguese
  • îngâmfare, mândrie, orgoliu, trufieRomanian
  • гордость, разгар, прайд, заносчивость, высокомерие, гордыня, чванство, расцвет, спесьRussian
  • čoporSerbo-Croatian
  • ponòsSlovene
  • flock, stolthet, igelnejonöga, prål, höjdpunkt, topp, vara stolt, skrytsamhet, vräkighetSwedish
  • dahaSwahili
  • అహంకారంTelugu
  • gururTurkish
  • فخرUrdu
  • tự hàoVietnamese
  • firtéWalloon
  • 自豪Chinese

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