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  7  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pride  \Pride\,  n.  [Cf.  AS  lamprede  LL  lampreda  E.  lamprey.] 
  A  small  European  lamprey  ({Petromyzon  branchialis});  -- 
  called  also  {prid},  and  {sandpiper}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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 
  Those  that  walk  in  pride  he  is  able  to  abase.  --Dan. 
  iv  37. 
  Pride  that  dines  on  vanity  sups  on  contempt. 
  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 
  Thus  to  relieve  the  wretched  was  his  pride. 
  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. 
  3.  Proud  or  disdainful  behavior  or  treatment;  insolence  or 
  arrogance  of  demeanor;  haughty  bearing  and  conduct; 
  insolent  exultation;  disdain. 
  Let  not  the  foot  of  pride  come  against  me  --Ps. 
  xxxvi  11. 
  That  hardly  we  escaped  the  pride  of  France.  --Shak. 
  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 
  Lofty  trees  yclad  with  summer's  pride.  --Spenser. 
  I  will  cut  off  the  pride  of  the  Philistines.  --Zech. 
  ix  6. 
  A  bold  peasantry,  their  country's  pride. 
  5.  Show  ostentation;  glory. 
  Pride,  pomp,  and  circumstance  of  glorious  war. 
  6.  Highest  pitch;  elevation  reached;  loftiness;  prime;  glory; 
  as  to  be  in  the  pride  of  one's  life. 
  A  falcon,  towering  in  her  pride  of  place  --Shak. 
  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.] 
  {Pride  of  India},  or  {Pride  of  China}.  (Bot.)  See  {Margosa}. 
  {Pride  of  the  desert}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  camel. 
  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 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pride  \Pride\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Prided};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  To  indulge  in  pride,  or  self-esteem;  to  rate  highly;  to 
  plume;  --  used  reflexively.  --Bp.  Hall. 
  Pluming  and  priding  himself  in  all  his  services. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pride  \Pride\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  proud;  to  glory.  [R.] 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  feeling  of  self-respect  and  personal  worth  [syn:  {pridefulness}] 
  [ant:  {humility}] 
  2:  satisfaction  with  your  (or  another's)  achievements;  "he 
  takes  pride  in  his  son's  success" 
  3:  the  trait  of  being  spurred  on  by  a  dislike  of  falling  below 
  your  standards  [ant:  {humility}] 
  4:  a  group  of  lions 
  5:  unreasonable  and  inordinate  self-esteem  (personified  as  one 
  of  the  deadly  sins)  [syn:  {superbia}] 
  v  1:  be  proud  of  "He  prides  himself  on  making  it  into  law 
  school"  [syn:  {plume},  {congratulate}] 
  2:  be  proud  of  "She  prides  herself  on  her  son" 
  3:  pride  or  congratulate  (oneself)  for  an  achievement  [syn:  {preen}, 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Pride,  LA 
  Zip  code(s):  70770 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
  PRofitable  Information  by  DEsign  (IRM) 

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