What does proud mean?

Definitions for proud
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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"

Wiktionary

  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

    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

How to pronounce proud?

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How to say proud in sign language?

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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. Hawk Carlisle:

    I am proud to announce this powerful new weapons system has achieved initial combat capability, the F-35A will be the most dominant aircraft in our inventory because it can go where our legacy aircraft cannot and provide the capabilities our commanders need on the modern battlefield.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    These are important steps that make the United States, our allies, and the entire world safer. I congratulate President Obama and his team, and I’m proud of the role I played to get this process started.

  3. Ben Carson:

    In the two hours of this -- of this debate, five people have died from drug-related deaths, $100 million has been added to our national debt, 200 babies have been killed by abortionists, and two veterans have taken their lives out of despair, this is a narrative that we can change, not we the Democrats, not we the Republicans, but we the people of America, because there is something special about this nation, and we must embrace it and be proud of it and never give it away for the sake of political correctness.

  4. Mark Zuckerberg:

    We compete hard and we compete fairly, i'm proud of that.

  5. Duckens Nazon:

    It's crazy, haiti never done that in the past so I am really proud.

Images & Illustrations of proud

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