Meaning of proud

proud

Pronunciation: (proud), [key]
— adj., adv. -er, -est,
—adj.
  1. feeling pleasure or satisfaction over something regarded as highly honorable or creditable to oneself (often fol. by of, an infinitive, or a clause).
  2. having, proceeding from, or showing a high opinion of one's own dignity, importance, or superiority.
  3. having or showing self-respect or self-esteem.
  4. highly gratifying to the feelings or self-esteem: It was a proud day for him when his son entered college.
  5. highly honorable or creditable: a proud achievement.
  6. stately, majestic, or magnificent: proud cities.
  7. of lofty dignity or distinction: a proud name; proud nobles.
  8. pleased; happy: I'm proud to meet you.
  9. full of vigor and spirit: a proud young stallion.
  10. brave.
—adv.
  1. His conduct in such a difficult situation did him proud.
    1. to be a source of pride or credit to a person:His conduct in such a difficult situation did him proud.
    2. to treat someone or oneself generously or lavishly:You really did us proud with this supper.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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