Pride meaning

prīd
The definition of a pride is a group of lions.

An example of pride is the family of lions in The Lion King.

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A sense of one's own proper dignity or value; self-respect.
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Pride is the state of holding one's self or another in high esteem.

An example of pride is the feeling a parent has when his child graduates from college.

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Pride is defined as to indulge in feelings of self satisfaction.

An example of pride is to be extremely content with one's sewing skills.

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Pleasure or satisfaction taken in an achievement, possession, or association.

Parental pride.

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Arrogant or disdainful conduct or treatment; haughtiness.
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Mettle or spirit in horses.
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A flamboyant or impressive group.

A pride of acrobats.

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Delight or satisfaction in one's own or another's achievements, in associations, etc.
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A person or thing in which pride is taken.
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The best of a class, group, society, etc.; pick; flower.
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The best part; prime.

In the pride of manhood.

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Mettle (in a horse)
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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 contempt of others.
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Proud or disdainful behavior or treatment; insolence or arrogance of demeanor; haughty bearing and conduct; insolent exultation; disdain; hubris.
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To indulge (oneself) in a feeling of pleasure or satisfaction.

I pride myself on this beautiful garden.

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An excessively high opinion of oneself; conceit.
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Proper respect for oneself; sense of one's own dignity or worth; self-respect.
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Sexual desire.
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To make proud.
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Died 1658; Eng. army officer: in 1648 brought about the expulsion (Pride's Purge) of over 100 Royalist & Presbyterian Members of Parliament.
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(often with of or in) 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.

He took pride in his work.

He had pride of ownership in his department.

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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.
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(zoology) The small European lamprey species Petromyzon branchialis.
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Show; ostentation; glory.
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Highest pitch; elevation reached; loftiness; prime; glory,
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Consciousness of power; fullness of animal spirits; mettle; wantonness.
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Lust; sexual desire; especially, excitement of sexual appetite in a female beast.
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(zoology) A company of lions.
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(reflexive) To take or experience pride in something, be proud of it.

I pride myself on being a good judge of character, but pride goes before the fall and I'm not a good judge of my own character so I'm often wrong without knowing it.

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A group of lions, usually consisting of several related females and their offspring and a small number of unrelated adult males.
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pride oneself on
  • To be proud of.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

pride oneself on

Origin of pride

  • Middle English from Old English prȳde from prūd proud proud
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English pride, from Old English prȳde, prȳte (“pride") (compare Old Norse prýði (“bravery, pomp")), derivative of Old English prÅ«d (“proud").
    From Wiktionary