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Princeton's WordNet

  1. proud(adj)

    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, proud(adj)

    having or displaying great dignity or nobility

    "a gallant pageant"; "lofty ships"; "majestic cities"; "proud alpine peaks"


  1. proud(Adjective)

    Gratified; feeling honoured (by something); feeling satisfied or happy about a fact or event.

    I am proud of Sivu's schoolwork.

  2. proud(Adjective)

    Possessed of a due sense of what one is worth or deserves.

    I was too proud to apologise.

  3. proud(Adjective)

    Having too high an opinion of oneself; arrogant, supercilious.

  4. proud(Adjective)

    Generating a sense of pride; being a cause for pride.

    It was a proud day when we finally won the championship.

  5. proud(Adjective)

    Brave, valiant; gallant.

  6. proud(Adjective)

    Standing out or raised; swollen.

    After it had healed, the scar tissue stood proud of his flesh.

  7. proud(Adjective)

    Excited by sexual desire; (of female animals) in heat.

  8. proud(Adjective)

    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

  2. Proud

    possessing or showing too great self-esteem; overrating one's excellences; hence, arrogant; haughty; lordly; presumptuous

  3. Proud

    having a feeling of high self-respect or self-esteem; exulting (in); elated; -- often with of; as, proud of one's country

  4. Proud

    giving reason or occasion for pride or self-gratulation; worthy of admiration; grand; splendid; magnificent; admirable; ostentatious

  5. Proud

    excited by sexual desire; -- applied particularly to the females of some animals

  6. Origin: [OE. proud, prout, prud, prut, AS. prt; akin to Icel. prr stately, handsome, Dan. prud handsome. Cf. Pride.]


  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

How to pronounce proud?

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How to say proud in sign language?

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  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. Andrea Swift:

    I am a very proud mom.

  2. Paul Stern:

    I was so proud of him.

  3. Bryan Burrough:

    Ron is proud of what he did.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I'm proud of my flexibility.

  5. Sandi Harding:

    We're proud to still be open.

Images & Illustrations of proud

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