proud

Definitions

  • He talked proud and high learnt about 'em
    He talked proud and high learnt about 'em
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj proud having or displaying great dignity or nobility "a gallant pageant","lofty ships","majestic cities","proud alpine peaks"
    • adj proud 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"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Proud Ring-Finger The Proud Ring-Finger
A man teaching others proudly about an art piece has his true nature discovered when a couple of men discover art history books in the pockets of his coat A man teaching others proudly about an art piece has his true nature discovered when a couple of men discover art...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Despite his great scientific and artistic achievement, Leonardo Da Vinci was most proud of his ability to bend iron with his bare hands.
    • Proud Excited by sexual desire; -- applied particularly to the females of some animals.
    • Proud Feeling or manifesting pride, in a good or bad sense
    • Proud Giving reason or occasion for pride or self-gratulation; worthy of admiration; grand; splendid; magnificent; admirable; ostentatious. "Of shadow proud .""Proud titles.""The proud temple's height.""Till tower, and dome, and bridge-way proud Are mantled with a golden cloud."
    • Proud Having a feeling of high self-respect or self-esteem; exulting (in); elated; -- often with of; as, proud of one's country.
    • Proud Possessing or showing too great self-esteem; overrating one's excellences; hence, arrogant; haughty; lordly; presumptuous.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Historians report that the Roman Emperor Gaius (Caligula) (AD 37-41) was so proud of his horse that he gave him a place as a senate consul before he died.
    • proud Having or cherishing a high opinion of one's own merits; showing great or lofty self-esteem; expecting great deference or consideration; haughty; full of pride. Specifically — Having undue or inordinate pride; arrogant; haughty; supercilious; presumptuous.
    • proud Having a worthy and becoming sense of what is due to one's self; self-respecting: as, too proud to beg.
    • proud Priding one's self; having high satisfaction; elated: as, proud to serve a cause.
    • proud Proceeding from pride; daring; dignified.
    • proud Of fearless or untamable spirit; full of vigor or mettle.
    • proud Giving reason or occasion for pride, congratulation, or boasting; suggesting or exciting pride; ostentatious; grand; gorgeous; magnificent.
    • proud Full; high; swelled.
    • proud Stately, noble. See references under pride.
    • proud To be proud or haughty.
    • proud To be full of spirit or animation; be gay.
    • proud To be excited by sexual desire.
    • proud To make or render proud.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • superl Proud prowd (comp. Proud′er; 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
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Quotations

  • Friedrich Nietzsche
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    “One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.”
  • Lauren Bacall
    Lauren Bacall
    “I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.”
  • W. H. Auden
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    “Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud.”
  • Woodrow T. Wilson
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    “There is such a thing as a man being too proud to fight.”
  • Baruch (Benedict de) Spinoza
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    “None are more taken in by flattery than the proud, who wish to be the first and are not.”
  • Bertrand Russell
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    “Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.”

Idioms

Proud as a peacock - Someone who is as proud as a peacock is excessively proud.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. proud, prout, prud, prut, AS. prūt,; akin to Icel. prūðr stately, handsome, Dan. prud, handsome. Cf. Pride
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. prut, proud, prýte, pride.

Usage

In literature:

I was so proud of the twins, perhaps too proud.
"The Girls at Mount Morris" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
These two, naturally enough, had only proud glances for the young champion of the hour.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
So proud was he of his capture that he dragged it into the hall.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
And I'll be proud of him yet, Jimmy Morris, yes, I'll be just as proud as you are of your father.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Of course he was very proud of it.
"Thirty Indian Legends" by Margaret Bemister
Oh, if Mother Barberin could see me, how happy she would be, how proud of me!
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
And Mary Bolitho was a proud girl, and was not accustomed to being dictated to.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
Proud of his purchase, he drove the cow backwards and forwards to show it.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
One, though a courtier, lived a man of worth, And call'd, proud boast!
"My Recollections of Lord Byron" by Teresa Guiccioli
Die was proud of him, and proud also of his own advice.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
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In poetry:

Sedate and proud old cities,—
Loved well enough by me,
Then how should I be yearning
To scour the earth and sea.
"The Cross-Current" by Abbie Farwell Brown
"Thou hast put our ring together
Can it be as one again?"
Then she raised her face, and proudly
Spoke unto her serving-men:
"Colhorn" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Oh! art thou proud, my darling love!
Then not to do thee wrong,
Thou e'er shalt reign the sole, bright queen,
Within my heart and song.
"On Hearing That My Love Was Proud" by James Avis Bartley
And since the light must fail me soon
(But faster, faster, Western train!)
Proud meadows of the afternoon,
I have remembered you again.
"A Western Voyage" by James Elroy Flecker
And when he came to Tearne-Wadlinge
Benethe the castle walle:
"Come forth, come forth, thou proude barone,
Or yield thyself my thralle."
"The Marriage of Sir Gawaine" by Anonymous British
A Father's uncheck'd feelings gave
A tenderness to all he said;
'My Boys, how proud am I to have
'My name thus round the Country spread!
"Richard and Kate: A suffolk Ballad" by Robert Bloomfield

In news:

View full size Courtesy Cleveland Museum of Art With $5 million to $7 million, you could be the proud owner of Claude Monet 's "Wheat Field," 1881.
Proud Mother Lacey Buchanan's Shares Story Of Her Son, Christian, Born With No Eyes.
I'm stupid and I'm proud.
Sandy Clough continues to serve Denver sports radio proud.
Host a cocktail party Betty Draper would be proud of.
Former Buffalo Bills coach Chuck Knox would have been proud of the way Bill Belichick passed him on the NFL's all-time coaching victory list on.
"I'm a size 8, and I feel proud of that because it's healthy," the Law & Order: SVU star, 45, tells the February issue of More magazine.
All Parties Proud of Growing Relationship.
Not that we're proud of that.
Natalie Randolph proudly takes over as the Coolidge High School Colts' next football coach, joining just a handful of women nationally who have ever held the position.
Cordobans are proud of their pretty patios.
There are a few aspects of my life of which I am not proud and which I hesitate to share with readers for fear of being harshly judged.
The proud Portland tradition of punching people in the testicles during basketball games continued today at the London Olympics.
Kipp and Nancy Larsen of Gladbrook and John and Laurie Currie of Odebolt, are proud to announce the marriage of their children, Chelsey Christina Larsen and Steven John Currie .
Parkview Adventist Medical Center is proud of the quality of care it has offered Brunswick and the surrounding communities since 1959.
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In science:

I’m proud to have been a small part of that group.
A Search for Gamma-Ray Bursts and Pulsars, and the Application of Kalman Filters to Gamma-Ray Reconstruction
Those of us who have heard him tell stories about his children know how proud and supportive Maurice has always been of them.
From SPS to RHIC: Maurice and the CERN heavy-ion programme
A “golden rule” was presented: ‘location is everything, colour is difficult’ - which is overlooked by almost everyone, resulting in plots which communicate much to their proud creators, and little to everyone else.
Unproceedings of the Fourth .Astronomy Conference (.Astronomy 4), Heidelberg, Germany, July 9-11 2012
The MAGIC web page proudly, if somewhat optimistically, gives a countdown to first light in 2001.
Status of VHE Astronomy c.2000
Like Mazur, most Harvard faculty members are proud of their undergraduate science courses.
Lessons From the Physics-Education Reform Effort
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