verb (used with object), prid·ed, prid·ing.
- prickly pear,
- prickly poppy,
- pride and joy,
- pride and prejudice,
- pride goeth before a fall,
- pride of china,
- pride of place
Origin of pride
Examples from the Web for pride
And when we had Pride, we put up signs and some people would take them down.
To many of us, that smacks of censorship, the highest offense to our pride in self-publicity.
So I was happy to see that the European theory of terroir was in action, promoting with pride the qualities of a specific region.
They may not receive public acclaim, but their pride in their work is as intense as their labors.
The pride and admiration Vial has for the artists who put on Cirque du Soleil is evident.
Can I undertake anything of consequence till I have crushed the pride of such a people?Anne of Geierstein|Walter Scott
And in the book it said, "It can be maintained that the evil of pride consists in being out of proportion to the universe."Tremendous Trifles|G. K. Chesterton
The personal pride of the owner, curbed in its turn by the pride of tradition and family, spoke strangely from these words.Lady Rose's Daughter|Mrs. Humphry Ward
Pride in what has been done, in what may be done, in the ability to reach the very highest point that may be reached.
The pride of the general had been deeply wounded by the rebuke he had received on the field of battle.
Word Origin for pride
late Old English pryto, Kentish prede, Mercian pride "pride, haughtiness, pomp," from prud (see proud). There is debate whether Scandinavian cognates (Old Norse pryði, Old Swedish prydhe , Danish pryd, etc.) are borrowed from Old French (from Germanic) or from Old English. Meaning "that which makes a person or people most proud" is from c.1300. First applied to groups of lions late 15c., but not commonly so used until c.1930. Paired with prejudice from 1610s.
mid-12c. in the reflexive sense "congratulate (oneself), be proud," c.1200 as "be arrogant, act haughtily," from pride (n.). Related: Prided; priding.
In addition to the idioms beginning with pride
- pride and joy
- pride of place
- pride oneself on
- burst with (pride)
- swallow one's pride