pride


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pride \Pride\, n. [Cf. AS. lamprede, LL. lampreda, E. lamprey.]
   (Zool.)
   A small European lamprey (Petromyzon branchialis); --
   called also prid, and sandpiper.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pride \Pride\, n. [AS. pr[=y]te; akin to Icel. pr[=y][eth]i
   honor, ornament, pr??a to adorn, Dan. pryde, Sw. pryda; cf.
   W. prydus comely. See Proud.]
   1. 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.
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            Those that walk in pride he is able to abase. --Dan.
                                                  iv. 37.
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            Pride that dines on vanity sups on contempt.
                                                  --Franklin.
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   2. 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 sense.
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            Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride.
                                                  --Goldsmith.
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            A people which takes no pride in the noble
            achievements of remote ancestors will never achieve
            anything worthy to be remembered with pride by
            remote descendants.                   --Macaulay.
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   3. Proud or disdainful behavior or treatment; insolence or
      arrogance of demeanor; haughty bearing and conduct;
      insolent exultation; disdain.
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            Let not the foot of pride come against me. --Ps.
                                                  xxxvi. 11.
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            That hardly we escaped the pride of France. --Shak.
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   4. 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, children, etc.
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            Lofty trees yclad with summer's pride. --Spenser.
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            I will cut off the pride of the Philistines. --Zech.
                                                  ix. 6.
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            A bold peasantry, their country's pride.
                                                  --Goldsmith.
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   5. Show; ostentation; glory.
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            Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war.
                                                  --Shak.
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   6. Highest pitch; elevation reached; loftiness; prime; glory;
      as, to be in the pride of one's life.
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            A falcon, towering in her pride of place. --Shak.
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   7. Consciousness of power; fullness of animal spirits;
      mettle; wantonness; hence, lust; sexual desire; esp., an
      excitement of sexual appetite in a female beast. [Obs.]
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   Pride of India, or Pride of China. (Bot.) See Margosa.
      

   Pride of the desert (Zool.), the camel.
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   Syn: Self-exaltation; conceit; hauteur; haughtiness;
        lordliness; loftiness.

   Usage: Pride, Vanity. Pride is a high or an excessive
          esteem of one's self for some real or imagined
          superiority, as rank, wealth, talents, character, etc.
          Vanity is the love of being admired, praised, exalted,
          etc., by others. Vanity is an ostentation of pride;
          but one may have great pride without displaying it.
          Vanity, which is etymologically "emptiness," is
          applied especially to the exhibition of pride in
          superficialities, as beauty, dress, wealth, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pride \Pride\, v. i.
   To be proud; to glory. [R.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pride \Pride\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prided; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Priding.]
   To indulge in pride, or self-esteem; to rate highly; to
   plume; -- used reflexively. --Bp. Hall.
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         Pluming and priding himself in all his services.
                                                  --South.
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