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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Proud  \Proud\,  a.  [Compar.  {Prouder};  superl.  {Proudest}.]  [OE. 
  proud,  prout,  prud,  prut,  AS  pr[=u]t;  akin  to  Icel. 
  pr[=u][eth]r  stately,  handsome,  Dan.  prud  handsome.  Cf 
  1.  Feeling  or  manifesting  pride,  in  a  good  or  bad  sense  as: 
  a  Possessing  or  showing  too  great  self-esteem; 
  overrating  one's  excellences;  hence  arrogant; 
  haughty;  lordly;  presumptuous. 
  Nor  much  expect  A  foe  so  proud  will  first  the 
  weaker  seek.  --Milton. 
  O  death,  made  proud  with  pure  and  princely 
  beauty  !  --Shak. 
  And  shades  impervious  to  the  proud  world's 
  glare.  --Keble. 
  b  Having  a  feeling  of  high  self-respect  or  self-esteem; 
  exulting  (in);  elated;  --  often  with  of  as  proud  of 
  one's  country.  ``Proud  to  be  checked  and  soothed.'' 
  Are  we  proud  men  proud  of  being  proud  ? 
  2.  Giving  reason  or  occasion  for  pride  or  self-gratulation; 
  worthy  of  admiration;  grand;  splendid;  magnificent; 
  admirable;  ostentatious.  ``Of  shadow  proud.''  --Chapman. 
  ``Proud  titles.''  --Shak.  ``  The  proud  temple's  height.'' 
  Till  tower,  and  dome,  and  bridge-way  proud  Are 
  mantled  with  a  golden  cloud.  --Keble. 
  3.  Excited  by  sexual  desire;  --  applied  particularly  to  the 
  females  of  some  animals.  --Sir  T.  Browne. 
  Note:  Proud  is  often  used  with  participles  in  the  formation 
  of  compounds  which  for  the  most  part  are 
  self-explaining;  as  proud-crested,  proud-minded, 
  {Proud  flesh}  (Med.),  a  fungous  growth  or  excrescence  of 
  granulations  resembling  flesh,  in  a  wound  or  ulcer. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  feeling  self-respect  or  pleasure  in  something  by  which  you 
  measure's  your  self-worth;  or  being  a  reason  for 
  pride;  "proud  parents";  "proud  of  his 
  accomplishments";  "a  proud  moment";  "proud  to  serve 
  his  country";  "a  proud  name";  "proud  princes"  [ant:  {humble}] 
  2:  having  or  displaying  great  dignity  or  nobility;  "a  gallant 
  pageant";  "lofty  ships";  "majestic  cities";  "proud  alpine 
  peaks"  [syn:  {gallant},  {lofty},  {majestic}] 

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