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
pride weekend is held in June in Fair Park and includes a music festival, a family pride zone and the Texas Freedom Parade.
The day that I walked into a bookstore when my first book was published and saw my book, there was … I took more pride in that and still do than I do in pretty much anything I’ve ever done on TV or radio.
Not only have they been putting their lives on the line to provide crucial services for our country, they’ve done so with pride.ESSENCE Essential Heroes Awards: Join Us As We Honor Extraordinary Service In 2020 | Rachaell Davis | November 6, 2020 | Essence.com
Team members feel pride and ownership in their work and are able to see the results making a difference.
I hope that, somewhere, David and Rosa Thomas, Calvin and Millie Johnson and the former residents of Ocoee might be smiling with pride.
SAN FRANCISCO — This town has long prided itself as “The City That Knows How.”
New York Fashion Week attracted crowds who prided themselves on their knowledge of the latest and greatest in high fashion.A Home Depot Marriage Proposal, Joking Bad & More Viral Videos | | September 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
I prided myself on having a mouth like a sailor, imagined myself unshockable.
Television audiences have long prided themselves on predicting what will happen on their favorite shows.Why ‘Homeland,’ ‘Spartacus,’ and ‘Louie’ Explode TV Viewers’ Expectations | Ryan McGee | November 12, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Nora prided herself in knowing how to do things, where to get them, what was good and in what way it was good.Remembering Nora Ephron as Our Dorothy Parker, but More | Stephen Schiff | June 27, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
If he had ever prided himself upon his tact, he was aware that to-day it would be a most miserable failure.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater
He prided himself on his knowledge of the railway staff, down to the humblest member.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
He had told Ruby he would neither give his clothes nor money to the farce, and he prided himself on never going back on his word.The Cromptons | Mary J. Holmes
For portly 130 D prided himself, and perhaps with some justice, on his intimate knowledge of the ways of women.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3) | Charles James Wills
He rather prided himself on the way he played his part, and wore the tri-color cockade with an air of conviction.The Light That Lures | Percy Brebner
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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