What does pride mean?

Definitions for pride
praɪdpride

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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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pridenoun

    Etymology: prit or pryd , Saxon.

    I can see his pride
    Peep through each part of him. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    Pride hath no other glass
    To shew itself, but pride; for supple knees
    Feed arrogance, and are the proud man’s fees. William Shakespeare.

    He his wonted pride soon recollects. John Milton.

    Vain aims, inordinate desires
    Blown up with high conceits engend’ring pride. John Milton.

    That witch
    Hath wrought this hellish mischief unawares;
    That hardly we escap’d the pride of France. William Shakespeare.

    They undergo
    This annual humbling certain number’d days,
    To dash their pride and joy for man seduc’d. John Milton.

    Wantonness and pride
    Raise out of friendship, hostile deeds in peace. John Milton.

    The honest pride of conscious virtue. Smith.

    A falcon, tow’ring in her pride of place,
    Was by a mousing owl hawkt at and kill’d. William Shakespeare.

    Whose lofty trees, yclad with summer’s pride,
    Did spread so broad, that heavens light did hide. F. Qu.

    Smallest lineaments exact,
    In all the liveries deck’d of summer’s pride. John Milton.

    Be his this sword,
    Whose ivory sheath, inwrought with curious pride,
    Adds graceful terror to the wearer’s side. Alexander Pope.

    In this array the war of either side,
    Through Athens pass’d with military pride. Dryden.

    It is impossible you should see this,
    Were they as salt as wolves in pride. William Shakespeare.

  2. To Prideverb

    To make proud; to rate himself high. It is only used with the reciprocal pronoun.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    He could have made the most deformed beggar as rich, as those who most pride themselves in their wealth. Go. of the Ton.

    This little impudent hardware-man turns into ridicule the direful apprehensions of the whole kingdom, priding himself as the cause of them. Jonathan Swift, Miscel.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pridenoun

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

  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

  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

  4. Pridenoun

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

  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

  6. Pridenoun

    show; ostentation; glory

  7. Pridenoun

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

  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

  9. Prideverb

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

  10. Prideverb

    to be proud; to glory

  11. 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

  2. riped

  3. redip

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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. Phillip Rolen:

    Phillip Rolen have a sense of pride in the military. i told the school that we’re going to fight this.

  2. Cleve Jones:

    I'm still in shock; he was just the most amazing person. Funny and smart and fierce ... One of the most compassionate people, the rainbow flag is more than just a symbol. It is the embodiment of the LGBT community, and it has become a source of solace, comfort and pride for all those who look upon it.

  3. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    Because of what you have done the heavens have become a part of man's world. And as you talk to us from the Sea of Tranquillity, it inspires us to redouble our efforts to bring peace and Tranquillity to Earth. For one priceless moment, in the whole history of man, all the people on this Earth are truly one. One in their pride in what you have done. One in our prayers that you will return safely to Earth.

  4. Mayor Leo Capitanelli:

    This project brought our pride back, and it will bring hope for a fresh start next year.

  5. Victor Kiam:

    What's really important in life Sitting on a beach Looking a television eight hours a day I think we have to appreciate that we're alive for only a limited period of time, and we'll spend most of our lives working. That being the case, I believe one of the most important priorities is to do whatever we do as well as we can. We should take pride in that.

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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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