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Meaning of PRIDE

Pronunciation:  prId

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  unreasonable and inordinate self-esteem (personified as one of the deadly sins)
  2. [n]  the trait of being spurred on by a dislike of falling below your standards
  3. [n]  a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
  4. [n]  satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements; "he takes pride in his son's success"
  5. [n]  a group of lions
  6. [v]  pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement
  7. [v]  be proud of; "He prides himself on making it into law school"
  8. [v]  be proud of; "She prides herself on her son"

PRIDE is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: congratulate, congratulate, plume, preen, pridefulness, superbia
 Antonyms: humbleness, humbleness, humility, humility
 See Also: amour propre, animal group, arrogance, be, civic pride, civic spirit, conceit, conceit, crow, deadly sin, dignity, ego, egotism, experience, feel, feeling, gloat, haughtiness, highhandedness, king of beasts, lion, lordliness, mortal sin, Panthera leo, satisfaction, self-esteem, self-esteem, self-importance, self-love, self-pride, self-regard, self-respect, trait, triumph, vanity, vanity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pride\, n. [Cf. AS. lamprede, LL. lampreda, E. lamprey.]
    A small European lamprey ({Petromyzon branchialis}); --
    called also {prid}, and {sandpiper}.
  2. \Pride\, n. [AS. pr[=y]te; akin to Icel. pr[=y][eth]i
    honor, ornament, pr??a to adorn, Dan. pryde, Sw. pryda; cf.
    W. prydus comely. See {Proud}.]
    1. 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. --Dan.
                                                   iv. 37.
             Pride that dines on vanity sups on contempt.
    2. 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.                   --Macaulay.
    3. 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. --Ps.
                                                   xxxvi. 11.
             That hardly we escaped the pride of France. --Shak.
    4. 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. --Spenser.
             I will cut off the pride of the Philistines. --Zech.
                                                   ix. 6.
             A bold peasantry, their country's pride.
    5. Show; ostentation; glory.
             Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war.
    6. 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. --Shak.
    7. Consciousness of power; fullness of animal spirits;
       mettle; wantonness; hence, lust; sexual desire; esp., an
       excitement of sexual appetite in a female beast. [Obs.]
    {Pride of India}, or {Pride of China}. (Bot.) See {Margosa}.
    {Pride of the desert} (Zo["o]l.), the camel.
    Syn: Self-exaltation; conceit; hauteur; haughtiness;
         lordliness; loftiness.
    Usage: {Pride}, {Vanity}. Pride is a high or an excessive
           esteem of one's self for some real or imagined
           superiority, as rank, wealth, talents, character, etc.
           Vanity is the love of being admired, praised, exalted,
           etc., by others. Vanity is an ostentation of pride;
           but one may have great pride without displaying it.
           Vanity, which is etymologically ``emptiness,'' is
           applied especially to the exhibition of pride in
           superficialities, as beauty, dress, wealth, etc.
  3. \Pride\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prided}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To indulge in pride, or self-esteem; to rate highly; to
    plume; -- used reflexively. --Bp. Hall.
          Pluming and priding himself in all his services.
  4. \Pride\, v. i.
    To be proud; to glory. [R.]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you have pride indicates that you will have to stand up and fight against attacks to your integrity. You will be challenged. Dreaming that others are displaying pride means that you will soon be invited to be part of a project or accepted into a group.