pride1 [ praıd ] noun **
1. ) uncount a feeling of pleasure and satisfaction that you get when you, or someone connected with you, have achieved something special:
You could see the pride in their faces when they talked about their daughter's acting career.
take/feel/express pride in something: All the craftsmen take great pride in their work.
a sense/glow of pride: It gave her a sense of pride to carry the flag.
with pride: She can certainly look back on her performance with pride.
2. ) uncount a feeling of respect for yourself: DIGNITY:
hurt/wound/injure someone's pride: It hurts his pride that his wife has a job and he doesn't.
restore/salvage pride: Their win has restored national pride.
a ) a feeling that you are better or more important than other people: ARROGANCE:
foolish pride
3. ) count a group of lions
someone's pride and joy
a person or possession that gives someone a lot of happiness and satisfaction
the pride of something
someone or something that makes the people in a particular place feel very proud:
the sad death of an industry that was once the pride of Scotland
take/have pride of place
to be put in the place that is most central or important:
Pride of place in her collection goes to the gold medal she won at the 1996 Olympics.
pride 2 [ praıd ] verb
pride yourself on something
to feel proud about an achievement, skill, or special quality that you have:
We pride ourselves on the quality and thoroughness of our work.
Jen prided herself on being fair and honest with all of her students.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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