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Definitions for proud
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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. Kennedy Jr.:

    Kennedy Jr. are proud of the history of Kennedy Jr. family as advocates of public health and promoters of immunization campaigns to bring life-saving vaccines to the poorest and most remote corners of America and the world, where children are the least likely to receive their full course of vaccinations. On this issue, Bobby is an outlier in Kennedy Jr. family.

  2. Jumah Bahadily:

    We won't allow the Iraqis to be cannon fodder for the wars of others nor be used in proxy wars outside Iraq, we are proud of our Arab identity.

  3. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    Don’t be sad or dolorous because it’s over and gone ! Be proud and valiant, it taught us so much and still do.

  4. Paul McCartney:

    I ’m proud to think of the huge influence Kanye West has had on people all around the world. ... Kanye West star will shine in the sky forever, the Rolling Stones are shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the death of our dear friend David Bowie.

  5. Pete Carroll:

    You guys kept talking about how you can't do this, can't get to this point again ... and we just did it. We will see how we do in the playoffs. We got back to division champs and that is pretty rare. I'm really proud of that.

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