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.

Wikipedia

  1. Pride

    Pride is a song by American indie rock band American Authors. The song was written by band members Zachary Barnett, David Rublin, Matthew Sanchez and James Shelley with producers Aaron Accetta and Shep Goodman. The track was released by Mercury Records and Island Records as second single from their second album What We Live For.

ChatGPT

  1. pride

    Pride is a deep satisfaction or pleasure in one's own achievements, skills, qualities, or possessions, often accompanied by a sense of superiority or excessive self-esteem. It is a positive emotion that arises from a sense of self-worth and self-respect.

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.]

Wikidata

  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.”

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. PRIDE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Pride is ranked #4908 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Pride surname appeared 7,172 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Pride.

    52.8% or 3,790 total occurrences were Black.
    41% or 2,945 total occurrences were White.
    3.1% or 224 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.2% or 159 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.4% or 32 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.3% or 22 total occurrences were Asian.

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. Damian Lillard:

    It wasn’t easy at all because I just love being out there. Like, I love being out there playing, i’ve always been available to play but I think the older you get, the more experience that you have, not just in sports but in life, it becomes more important to play chess. My pride might say ‘Keep fighting it out, get the job done again. Try to get in the playoffs.’ And then the older me is saying ’You can’t do none of that stuff if you’re not at your best.'.

  2. Chase Elliott:

    I feel so fortunate to be in this position, i have a great team ... and the support of the best car owner and racing organization in the world. For me, there’s a lot of pride in driving for Hendrick Motorsports and having the opportunity to win races and compete for championships.

  3. Mark Zandi:

    Huawei is very iconic to the Chinese, kind of like Apple to us, so putting them on the entity list is a real slap in the face and threatens to take the trade war from economics to war over nationalistic pride, it makes it very difficult to stand down.

  4. Maya Wang:

    These countries pride themselves for being leaders of the Islamic world, but they don't bat an eyelid when returning people for persecution for being Muslim, it is quite outrageous and I think it's hypocritical, but that illustrates the geopolitical reality.

  5. Reid Wiseman:

    We pride ourselves on expeditionary behavior: being a good teammate, emptying the trash can when it’s full, cleaning out the dishwasher when your parents ask you. Those sorts of things, that’s really what we’re looking for in those first Artemis missions. Technical expertise. Team player.

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Translations for pride

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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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