What does pride mean?

Definitions for pride
praɪdpride

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pride, pridefulness(noun)

    a feeling of self-respect and personal worth

  2. pride(noun)

    satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements

    "he takes pride in his son's success"

  3. pride(noun)

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

  4. pride(noun)

    a group of lions

  5. pride, superbia(verb)

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

  6. pride, plume, congratulate(verb)

    be proud of

    "He prides himself on making it into law school"

Wiktionary

  1. pride(Noun)

    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. pride(Noun)

    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. pride(Noun)

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

  4. pride(Noun)

    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. pride(Noun)

    The small European lamprey species Petromyzon branchialis.

  6. pride(Noun)

    Show; ostentation; glory.

  7. pride(Noun)

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

  8. pride(Noun)

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

  9. pride(Noun)

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

  10. pride(Verb)

    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. pride(Noun)

    A company of lions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pride(noun)

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

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

  2. Pride(noun)

    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. Pride(noun)

    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. Pride(noun)

    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. Pride(noun)

    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. Pride(noun)

    show; ostentation; glory

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

  7. Pride(noun)

    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. Pride(noun)

    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. Pride(verb)

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

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

  10. Pride(verb)

    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. Nicola Triscott:

    Once their basic needs are fulfilled, they need to nourish their spirit, their self-esteem and their pride in themselves, i think hip-hop really helps to do that, because it's such a young person's art form -- it came off the streets and it's about one-on-one teaching. There's this great spirit of sharing in hip hop.

  2. Hesketh Pearson:

    Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely- read man never quotes accurately, for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Whether we like it or not, we are the dwarfs astride the shoulders of giants, and that's the only reason why we can see lot more and farther on the horizon than our predecessors could. Our accomplishments of greatest pride, like classic creations, amazing arts, wonderful writings, beautiful paintings, and ingenius inventions are all, in fact, the builds and extensions of the wisdom that came to us from our ancestors. We mastered their wisdom and moved above and beyond. We must gratefully recognize that it was their wisdom that enabled us to grow wiser, and to see farther than they could. It is foolish to think that we are able to see or do what we can today is because we are greater than they. We are merely the dwarfs who are uplifted and borne aloft on the giagantic stature of our predecessors. Accepting this truth with humility not only sets us free, but also keeps us firmly down to earth.

  4. Rob McClure:

    It doesn't matter where he is. He does it on the subway. He does it at the gym. He is genuinely that excited about what he's doing, he just sees a bunch of people standing around deciding what show to see, so of course, he's going to go, 'Let me tell you what show to see: The one I'm most excited about.' It's really not from a selling point of view. It's from a pride point of view.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    The pleasure and pride is in receiving the award, reward and prize from the hands of a true master and not servant who might be sitting on a very high, powerful position.

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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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