Definitions of pride

  1. To be proud ( of); have pride; exult; glory.
  2. To indulge in selfesteem; as, to pride oneself.
  3. To take pride: to value ( followed by a reciprocal pron.).
  4. be proud of; " He prides himself on making it into law school"
  5. To take pride in; to value. See Proud.
  6. To rate high; to value, as to pride one's self.
  7. the trait of being spurred on by a dislike of falling below your standards
  8. a feeling of self- respect and personal worth
  9. a group of lions
  10. A small European lamprey ( Petromyzon branchialis); -- called also prid, and sandpiper.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Proud or disdainful behavior or treatment; insolence or arrogance of demeanor; haughty bearing and conduct; insolent exultation; disdain.
  14. 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.
  15. Show; ostentation; glory.
  16. Highest pitch; elevation reached; loftiness; prime; glory; as, to be in the pride of one's life.
  17. Consciousness of power; fullness of animal spirits; mettle; wantonness; hence, lust; sexual desire; esp., an excitement of sexual appetite in a female beast.
  18. To indulge in pride, or self- esteem; to rate highly; to plume; -- used reflexively.
  19. To be proud; to glory.
  20. Undue self- esteem; conceit; haughtiness; disdain; high and dignified; self- respect; that of which one is proud; the best or highest part of anything; loveliness; display.
  21. State or feeling of being proud: extreme self- esteem: haughtiness: noble self- esteem: that of which men are proud: that which excites boasting.
  22. Consciousness of dignity; self- esteem; haughtiness; that of which one is proud.
  23. To take pride in.
  24. Undue self- esteem.
  25. A proper sense of personal dignity.
  26. That of which one is proud.
  27. The height of excellence.
  28. Mettle.
  29. Display.
  30. Inordinate self- esteem; haughtiness; insolence; noble self- esteem or elation of heart; elevation; decoration; splendid show; that of which one is proud.
  31. An unreasonably high opinion of one's own superiority; insolence; rude treatment of others resulting from inordinate self- esteem; in a good sense, the noble and exalted pleasure springing from a consciousness of worth, upright conduct, or acts of benevolence; generous elation of heart; that of which men are proud, or which may excite boasting; splendour; ostentation.