d) KEY NOUN:
TRANSITIVE VERB: prid·ed
- A sense of one's own proper dignity or value; self-respect.
- Pleasure or satisfaction taken in an achievement, possession, or association: parental pride.
- Arrogant or disdainful conduct or treatment; haughtiness.
- A cause or source of pleasure or satisfaction; the best of a group or class: These soldiers were their country's pride.
- The most successful or thriving condition; prime: the pride of youth.
- An excessively high opinion of oneself; conceit.
- Mettle or spirit in horses.
- A company of lions. See Synonyms at flock1.
- A flamboyant or impressive group: a pride of acrobats.
- To indulge (oneself) in a feeling of pleasure or satisfaction: I pride myself on this beautiful garden.
Middle English, from Old English prde
, from prd
; see proud