A proud name.
A proud fleet.
A proud stallion.
A proud and haughty aristocrat.
Proud alpine peaks.
I am proud of Sivu's schoolwork.
I was too proud to apologise.
It was a proud day when we finally won the championship.
An example of proud is the honorable head of a happy family.
An example of proud is a person who won't admit they are wrong after being proven so.
An example of proud is a father holding his baby for the first time.
Proud of one's child; proud to serve one's country.
A proud moment when she received her diploma.
Too proud to beg.
- To do extremely well.
- Highly pleased with or exulting in.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of proud
- Middle English from Old English prūd from Old French prou, prud brave, virtuous oblique case of prouz from Vulgar Latin prōdis from Late Latin prōde advantageous from Latin prōdesse to be good prōd- for (variant of prō-) (with d on the model of red-) (prevocalic variant of re- back, again pro–1) esse to be es- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English proud, prout, prut, from Old English prÅ«d, prÅ«t ("proud, arrogant, haughty"; compare Old English prÈ³tung (“pride"); prÈ³de, prÈ³te (“pride")). Cognate with German Low German praud, Old Norse prÃºÃ°r ("gallant, brave, magnificent, stately, handsome, fine"; > Icelandic prÃºÃ°ur, Middle Swedish prudh, Danish prud), of unknown origin. Perhaps from Vulgar Latin, from Old French prod, prud ("brave, gallant"; > French preux), from an assumed Late Latin *prÅdis, related to Latin prÅdesse (“to be of value"); however, the Old English umlaut derivatives prÈ³te, prÈ³tian, etc. suggest the word may be older and possibly native. See also pride.