• THE PRIDE OF ENGLAND. By Esmé Collings
    THE PRIDE OF ENGLAND. By Esmé Collings
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pride be proud of "He prides himself on making it into law school"
    • n pride unreasonable and inordinate self-esteem (personified as one of the deadly sins)
    • n pride the trait of being spurred on by a dislike of falling below your standards
    • n pride a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
    • n pride satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements "he takes pride in his son's success"
    • n pride a group of lions
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Pride comes before a fall Pride comes before a fall

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: An adult lion's roar can be heard up to five miles away, and warns off intruders or reunites scattered members of the pride.
    • Pride A sense of one's own worth, and abhorrence of what is beneath or unworthy of one; lofty self-respect; noble self-esteem; elevation of character; dignified bearing; proud delight; -- in a good sense. "Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride .""A people which takes no pride in the noble achievements of remote ancestors will never achieve anything worthy to be remembered with pride by remote descendants."
    • n Pride (Zoöl) A small European lamprey (Petromyzon branchialis); -- called also prid, and sandpiper.
    • Pride Consciousness of power; fullness of animal spirits; mettle; wantonness; hence, lust; sexual desire; esp., an excitement of sexual appetite in a female beast.
    • Pride Highest pitch; elevation reached; loftiness; prime; glory; as, to be in the pride of one's life. "A falcon, towering in her pride of place."
    • Pride Proud or disdainful behavior or treatment; insolence or arrogance of demeanor; haughty bearing and conduct; insolent exultation; disdain. "Let not the foot of pride come against me.""That hardly we escaped the pride of France."
    • Pride Show; ostentation; glory. "Pride , pomp, and circumstance of glorious war."
    • Pride That of which one is proud; that which excites boasting or self-gratulation; the occasion or ground of self-esteem, or of arrogant and presumptuous confidence, as beauty, ornament, noble character, children, etc. "Lofty trees yclad with summer's pride .""I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.""A bold peasantry, their country's pride ."
    • Pride The quality or state of being proud; inordinate self-esteem; an unreasonable conceit of one's own superiority in talents, beauty, wealth, rank, etc., which manifests itself in lofty airs, distance, reserve, and often in contempt of others. "Those that walk in pride he is able to abase.""Pride that dines on vanity sups on contempt."
    • v. i Pride To be proud; to glory.
    • v. t Pride To indulge in pride, or self-esteem; to rate highly; to plume; -- used reflexively. "Pluming and priding himself in all his services."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Lions are the only truly social cat species, and usually every female in a pride, ranging from 5 to 30 individuals, is closely related.
    • n pride The state or condition of being proud, or a feeling of elation or exultation on account of what one is or has or is connected with, in any sense. Inordinate self-esteem; an unreasonable estimate of one's own superiority, which manifests itself in lofty airs, reserve, and often in contempt of others.
    • n pride A becoming and dignified sense of what is due to one's personality, character, or position; firm self-respect.
    • n pride A reasonable feeling of elation or exultation in view of one's doings, achievements, or possessions, or those of a person or persons intimately connected with one.
    • n pride Haughty or arrogant bearing or conduct; overbearing treatment of others; insolent exultation; vainglorying.
    • n pride Exuberance of animal spirits; warmth of temperament; mettle.
    • n pride Hence Lust; sexual desire; especially, the excitement of the sexual appetite in a female animal.
    • n pride Wantonness; extravagance; excess; hence, impertinence; impudence.
    • n pride That which is or may be a cause of pride; that of which men are proud. Any person, body of persons, or object possessed which causes others to delight or glory.
    • n pride Highest pitch; elevation; loftiness; the best or most admired part of a thing; the height; full force, extent, or quantity.
    • n pride Decoration; ornament; beauty displayed; specifically, in heraldry, a term applicable to the peacock, turkey-cock, and other birds which spread their tails in a circular form, and drop their wings: as, a peacock in his pride.
    • n pride Splendid show; ostentation.
    • n pride A company or group (of lions).
    • n pride Lameness; impediment.
    • n pride Synonyms Pride, Egotism, Vanity, etc. (see egotism), self-exaltation, self-sufficiency, vainglory.
    • n pride Pride, Arrogance, Presumption, etc. (see arrogance), lordliness, hauteur.
    • n pride Ornament, glory, splendor.
    • pride To indulge in pride, elation, or self-esteem; value (one's self): used reflexively.
    • pride To spread, as a bird its tail-feathers.
    • pride To be proud; exult; glory: sometimes with indefinite it.
    • n pride A kind of lamprey; especially, the mud-lamprey. See Ammocætes and lamprey. Also sand-pride and pride of the Isis.
    • n pride The larval lamprey.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The kilt was invented by a English gentleman who came to Scotland to open a factory because he got tired of his Scottish workers showing up in a long tunic with a belt (they couldn't afford pants). Rather than raise wages so they could afford pants he invented the kilt which is just a lot of fabric and they could afford that. The kilt did not become a symbol of clan pride until the English banned the kilt in Scotland. Then it became part of national pride to wear the newly invented clan plaids.
    • n Pride prīd state or feeling of being proud: too great self-esteem: haughtiness: overbearing treatment of others: a proper sense of what is becoming to one's self: a feeling of pleasure on account of something worthily done: that of which men are proud: that which excites boasting: elevation, loftiness: beauty displayed, ornament, ostentation: high spirit, mettle:
    • v.t Pride to have or take pride: to value, as one's self, &c
    • n Pride prīd (Shak.) lust
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  • Mary Parker Follet
    Mary Parker Follet
    “No one has a greater asset for his business than a man's pride in his work.”
  • John W. Foster
    John W. Foster
    “The pride of dying rich raises the loudest laugh in hell.”
  • Martin Luther
    “The God of this world is riches, pleasure and pride.”
  • German Proverb
    German Proverb
    “Too much humility is pride.”
  • Ray Kroc
    Ray Kroc
    “All money means to me is a pride in accomplishment.”
  • Danish Proverb
    Danish Proverb
    “The nobler the blood the less the pride.”


Pride goes before a fall - Excessive pride or confidence can allow people to make mistakes or go wrong.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. prȳte,; akin to Icel. prȳði, honor, ornament, pra, to adorn, Dan. pryde, Sw. pryda,; cf. W. prydus, comely. See Proud
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. prýteprút, proud.


In literature:

Porthos had all the taste and pride of a landed proprietor.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas
The tide of pride had ebbed.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
Love had fought with pride through a night and pride had won.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
People wondered that, with such beauty, ease, and accomplishments she was not proud; but her pride was too ethereal to be seen.
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
It hurts my pride a little now, but that ain't her lookout.
"Dixie Hart" by Will N. Harben
For a whole year Skipper was the pride of the force.
"Horses Nine" by Sewell Ford
There is no pride like the pride of ancestry, for it is a blending of all emotions.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
In truth he was not sorry to be commanded to do the thing his pride of music forbade him to do of his own will.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
She did not object to the honest pride in Walter Gray.
"Mary Gray" by Katharine Tynan
I felt a strange pride in this conviction.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz

In poetry:

She dwells by Great Kenhawa's side,
In valleys green and cool;
And all her hope and all her pride
Are in the village school.
"The Good Part That Shall Not Be Taken Away" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
She is alone with him whose fear
Made silence all around;
False pride, false shame, they come not near,
She has her saviour found!
"The Woman In The Temple" by George MacDonald
His name is written on those walls,
His mother read it there,
With pride,--oh! no, there could not be
Pride in the widow's prayer.
"The Record" by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
The happiest day- the happiest hour
My sear'd and blighted heart hath known,
The highest hope of pride and power,
I feel hath flown.
"The Happiest Day-The Happiest Hour" by Edgar Allan Poe
The happiest day- the happiest hour
Mine eyes shall see- have ever seen,
The brightest glance of pride and power,
I feel- have been:
"The Happiest Day-The Happiest Hour" by Edgar Allan Poe
We bring thee hearts that while life's pulses beat
Shall throb with love and pride, regret and shame;
Love of thy worth, pride in thy genius great,
Regret that Death, not Life, gave world-wide fame.
"Centenary Poem" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

NBC sheds tears and beams with pride at the pool.
Dancy and Whishaw, stars of gay play The Pride, sometimes hug.
Broadway star Anthony Rapp will give the University of Louisville Pride Week keynote address Thursday in the Student Activities Center.
The Seven Deadly Sins : Pride.
The website posts a county's score as far as how its citizens rate on the seven deadly sins — gluttony, sloth, pride, greed, envy, wrath and lust.
Though Marquette resident Paula Hubert was bursting with pride as her youngest child, Teddi, graduated from school May 30, she also felt somewhat sad.
Military can wear uniform in San Diego gay pride parade: Defense Department .
The Defense Department allows service members to wear uniforms at a gay pride parade.
Panetta thanks gay service members, as Defense Department marks gay pride month.
During my midday show this week, Elmer Aho played a song by Charlie Pride song entitled, "Wonder Could I Live There Anymore".
No matter your path, let self-respect and pride light the way.
Awesomemundo (left) goes by Love and Pride to win the $100,000 Allaire DuPont Distaff Stakes.
Hard work, pride, role models and coaching all play a part in phenomenon.
Brittany's oysterphiles call our Bluff with pride.
Their music raised chill bumps and set an auditorium afire with pride.

In science:

Pride, On Tits’ conjecture and other questions concerning Artin and generalised Artin groups, Invent.
The solution to a conjecture of Tits on the subgroup generated by the squares of the generators of an Artin group
It is interesting to note that the present one-sided multiparticle Rosenstock trapping problem is related to one of the predator-prey problems discussed by Krapivsky and Redner [14,15] in which a static prey or “lamb” is captured by one of a set of N diffusing predators or “pride of lions”.
Multiparticle trapping problem in the half-line
Let the lifetime of the set of N independent random walkers TN be defined as the time at which some random walker of this set is first trapped or, conversely, the time at which the lamb is killed by the pride of N lions if the expression coined by Krapivsky and Redner is used [14,15]).
Multiparticle trapping problem in the half-line
It is our special pleasure and pride to acknowledge wonderful hospitality and high spirit of people in Kyiv, where several of the authors met in December days of 2004 and where a part of this paper was finalized.
Criticality of the random-site Ising model: Metropolis, Swendsen-Wang and Wolff Monte Carlo algorithms
Pride, Some finitely presented groups of cohomological dimension two with property (FA), J.
No-splitting property and boundaries of random groups