Proud vs Pride what difference

what is difference between Proud and Pride

English

Alternative forms

  • prowd (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English proud, prout, prut, from Old English prūd, prūt (proud, arrogant, haughty) (compare Old English prȳtung (pride); prȳde, prȳte (pride)). Cognate with German Low German praud, Old Norse prúðr (gallant, brave, magnificent, stately, handsome, fine) (Icelandic prúður, Middle Swedish prudh, Danish prud), probably from Old French prod, prud (brave, gallant) (modern French preux), from Late Latin prōde (useful), derived from Latin prōdesse (to be of value); however, the Old English umlaut derivatives prȳte, prȳtian, etc. suggest the word may be older and possibly native. See also pride.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɹaʊd/
  • Rhymes: -aʊd

Adjective

proud (comparative prouder or more proud, superlative proudest or most proud)

  1. Feeling honoured (by something); feeling happy or satisfied about an event or fact; gratified.
    1. That makes one feel proud (of something one did)
  2. Possessed of a due sense of what one deserves or is worth.
  3. (chiefly biblical) Having too high an opinion of oneself; arrogant, supercilious.
  4. Generating a sense of pride; being a cause for pride.
  5. (Of things) standing upwards as in the manner of a proud person; stately or majestic.
  6. Standing out or raised; swollen.
  7. (obsolete) Brave, valiant; gallant.
  8. (obsolete) Excited by sexual desire; specifically of a female animal: in heat.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:arrogant

Antonyms

  • ashamed

Derived terms

Related terms

  • pride
  • prude

Translations

Anagrams

  • pour’d, pudor

Czech

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *prǭdъ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈprou̯t]
  • Rhymes: -out

Noun

proud m

  1. current
  2. (electricity) current

Declension

Derived terms

  • proudění
  • proudící
  • proudit
  • po proudu
  • proti proudu
  • protiproud

Further reading

  • proud in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • proud in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989


English

Alternative forms

  • pryde (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English pride, from Old English prȳde, prȳte (pride) (compare Old Norse prýði (bravery, pomp)), derivative of Old English prūd (proud). More at proud. The verb derives from the noun, at least since the 12th century.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɹaɪd/, [ˈpɹ̥ʷaɪd]
  • Rhymes: -aɪd
  • Homophone: pried

Noun

pride (countable and uncountable, plural prides)

  1. The quality or state of being proud; an unreasonable overestimation of one’s own superiority in terms of talents, looks, wealth, importance etc., which manifests itself in lofty airs, distance, reserve and often contempt of others.
  2. (often with of or in) 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.
    He took pride in his work.
    He had pride of ownership in his department.
    • 1790-1793, William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven
      The pride of the peacock is the glory of God.
  3. Proud or disdainful behavior or treatment; insolence or arrogance of demeanor; haughty bearing and conduct; insolent exultation; disdain; hubris.
    • 1912, G. K. Chesterton, Introduction to Aesop’s Fables
      Pride goeth before the fall.
  4. That of which one is proud; that which excites boasting or self-congratulation; the occasion or ground of self-esteem, or of arrogant and presumptuous confidence, as beauty, ornament, noble character, children, etc.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene
      lofty trees yclad with summer’s pride
    • 1770, Oliver Goldsmith, The Deserted Village
      a bold peasantry, their country’s pride
  5. Show; ostentation; glory.
  6. Highest pitch; elevation reached; loftiness; prime; glory,
    • to be in the pride of one’s life.
  7. Consciousness of power; fullness of animal spirits; mettle; wantonness.
  8. Lust; sexual desire; especially, excitement of sexual appetite in a female beast.
  9. (zoology, collective) A company of lions or other large felines.
    A pride of lions often consists of a dominant male, his harem and their offspring, but young adult males ‘leave home’ to roam about as bachelors pride until able to seize/establish a family pride of their own.
  10. (zoology) The small European lamprey species Petromyzon branchialis.
  11. Alternative letter-case form of Pride (festival for LGBT people).
    • For quotations using this term, see Citations:pride.

Synonyms

  • (a sense of one’s own worth): dignity; See also Thesaurus:pride
  • (proud or disdainful behavior): conceit, disdain; See also Thesaurus:arrogance
  • (lust; sexual desire): See also Thesaurus:lust
  • (lamprey species): prid, sandpiper

Derived terms

  • gay pride
  • point of pride
  • pride comes before a fall
  • prideful
  • pride of place
  • pride parade
  • prider
  • Pride

Related terms

  • proud

See also

  • clowder, company of small felines

Translations

Verb

pride (third-person singular simple present prides, present participle priding, simple past and past participle prided)

  1. (reflexive) To take or experience pride in something; to be proud of it.
    • 1820, Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
      Ichabod prided himself upon his dancing as much as upon his vocal powers. Not a limb, not a fibre about him was idle; and to have seen his loosely hung frame in full motion and clattering about the room you would have thought Saint Vitus himself, that blessed patron of the dance, was figuring before you in person.

Derived terms

  • prided
  • priding

Translations

References

  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021) , “pride”, in Online Etymology Dictionary

Anagrams

  • pried, re-dip, redip, riped

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