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. Joe Biden:

    Now, that was a euphemism, i thought I was really, really in trouble. My father never once raised his hand to any one of his children — never once — and I thought I was in trouble. He pulled me aside and said, 'Joey, you shouldn't do that, but I'm proud of you, son.'.

  2. New Jersey Governor:

    I will run on it, cause I’ve been talking about it. It was the first speech I gave, and I’m proud I’m the only one of 17 saying it, and I hope the others will follow.

  3. Eric Trump:

    2019 was a fantastic year for our country and one of the best years in the history of Trump Organization, as shown in the President's Financial Disclosure Form released today, our businesses thrived with strong revenues while remaining underleveraged and maintaining very low levels of debt. Overall, our core businesses were up considerably year-over-year. We have an amazing company and I am very proud of what we accomplished in 2019.

  4. THIGHBRUSH:

    The few, the proud, the bearded.”

  5. Rabina Khan:

    What we want is to send a message to China that if they move here, they need to be aware that our borough -- in all of its diversity -- is a place where we're very proud to stand up for human rights.

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