Meaning of 'pride' (Webster Dictionary)
- A small European lamprey (Petromyzon branchialis); -- called
also prid, and sandpiper.
- 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.
- 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
- Proud or disdainful behavior or treatment; insolence or
arrogance of demeanor; haughty bearing and conduct; insolent
- 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,
- Show; ostentation; glory.
- Highest pitch; elevation reached; loftiness; prime; glory;
as, to be in the pride of one's life.
- Consciousness of power; fullness of animal spirits; mettle;
wantonness; hence, lust; sexual desire; esp., an excitement of sexual
appetite in a female beast. - To be proud; to glory. - To indulge in pride, or self-esteem; to rate highly; to
plume; -- used reflexively.