a high or inordinate opinion of one's own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority, whether as cherished in the mind or as displayed in bearing, conduct, etc.
the state or feeling of being proud.
pleasure or satisfaction taken in something done by or belonging to oneself or believed to reflect credit upon oneself: civic pride.
celebration of a specific minority group and affirmation of equal rights for members of that community: Black pride;Puerto Rican pride.: See also Pride1.
something that causes a person or persons to be proud: His art collection was the pride of the family.
the best of a group, class, society, etc.: This bull is the pride of the herd.
the most flourishing state or period: in the pride of adulthood.
mettle in a horse.
Literary. splendor, magnificence, or pomp.
a group of lions.
sexual desire, especially in a female animal.
ornament or adornment.
to indulge or plume (oneself) in a feeling of pride (usually followed by on or upon): She prides herself on her tennis.
Idioms about pride
pride and joy, someone or something cherished, valued, or enjoyed above all others: Their new grandchild is their pride and joy.
- pride·ful, adjective
- pride·less, adjective
- pride·less·ly, adverb
Other definitions for Pride (2 of 3)
recognition of LGBTQ identity, affirmation of equal rights, and celebration of visibility, dignity, and diversity in the LGBTQ community (formerly referred to as Gay Pride ): The primary mission of our new student organization is Pride.
events or organizations that celebrate the LGBTQ community and its members (often used attributively): Pride was extra special the first year I was out.LGBT people of color are celebrating Black and Latinx Pride this June.Have you ever been to the Pride parade in NYC?
Other definitions for Pride (3 of 3)
Thomas, died 1658, English soldier and regicide.
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How to use pride in a sentence
Therefore, cancellation of the pride events due to the pandemic has created a difficult and unique challenge, while providing unconventional opportunities and new possibilities.
She took great pride in her Jewish heritage but broke with most traditional Jewish practices.In Death, As In Life, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Balanced Being American And Jewish | LGBTQ-Editor | September 25, 2020 | No Straight News
Police officers regularly argue — not always as a point of pride — that they’re held to a higher standard than the general public.Sheriff’s Department Made Excuses for Captain Who Pleaded Guilty to Arms Dealing | Jesse Marx | September 23, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
I have started one or two small new businesses, but this is my pride and joy and passion, because I know that doing this saves lives, babies’ lives, children’s lives.‘We’re racing against the clock’: The CEO of the Serum Institute of India on his company’s COVID-19 vaccine campaign | Erika Fry | September 21, 2020 | Fortune
She had more than 15 years’ experience in law enforcement and took pride in interviewing children who had been put in terrible situations, she said.Her Stepfather Admitted to Sexually Abusing Her. That Wasn’t Enough to Keep Her Safe. | by Nadia Sussman | September 18, 2020 | ProPublica
And when we had pride, we put up signs and some people would take them down.How A Company’s Support of Gay Employees Helped One of Them To Come Out | | December 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But such an approach works against the traditional pride in self-sufficiency espoused by many in the American middle class.
To many of us, that smacks of censorship, the highest offense to our pride in self-publicity.
The event saw well over 100,000 attendees last year making it one of the best-attended pride events in the country.
So I was happy to see that the European theory of terroir was in action, promoting with pride the qualities of a specific region.
Liszt gazed at "his Hans," as he calls him, with the fondest pride, and seemed perfectly happy over his arrival.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
E was an Esquire, with pride on his brow; F was a Farmer, and followed the plough.
Thou fell spirit of pride, prejudice, ignorance, and mauvaise honte!
Man's enthusiasm in praise of a fellow mortal, is soon damped by the original sin of his nature—rebellious pride!The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
And he replied shortly, and with a slight charming affectation of pride: "I did without."Hilda Lessways | Arnold Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for pride (1 of 2)
a feeling of honour and self-respect; a sense of personal worth
excessive self-esteem; conceit
a source of pride
satisfaction or pleasure taken in one's own or another's success, achievements, etc (esp in the phrase take (a) pride in)
the better or most superior part of something; flower
the most flourishing time
a group (of lions)
the mettle of a horse; courage; spirit
archaic sexual desire, esp in a female animal
archaic display, pomp, or splendour
pride of place the most important position
(tr; foll by on or upon) to take pride in (oneself) for
(intr) to glory or revel (in)
- prideful, adjective
- pridefully, adverb
British Dictionary definitions for Pride (2 of 2)
Thomas. died 1658, English soldier on the Parliamentary side during the Civil War. He expelled members of the Long Parliament hostile to the army (Pride's Purge, 1648) and signed Charles I's death warrant
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Other Idioms and Phrases with pride
In addition to the idioms beginning with pride
- pride and joy
- pride of place
- pride oneself on
- burst with (pride)
- swallow one's pride
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