Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “proud”

See all translations

proud

adjective uk   /praʊd/ us  

proud adjective (SATISFIED)

B1 feeling pleasure and satisfaction because you or people connected with you have done or got something good: You must be very proud of your son. We're particularly proud of our company's environmental record. When she received her prize I think I was the proudest parent on the face of the earth. [+ to infinitive] I'm very proud to have been involved in this project. [+ (that)] I was so proud (that) my son had been chosen for the national team.
See also
More examples

proud adjective (RESPECTING YOURSELF)

approving having or showing respect for yourself: We Albanians are a proud people. He might be poor but he's also proud, and he won't be pushed around by anyone.

proud adjective (FEELING IMPORTANT)

B2 disapproving feeling that you are better and more important than other people: Come on, admit you're wrong and don't be so proud. She knows she's lost, but she's too proud to admit it.

proud

adjective, adverb uk   /praʊd/ mainly UK formal us  
sticking out from the surrounding area: Sand the surface with abrasive paper until no flakes of paint stand proud of the surface.
(Definition of proud from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of proud?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “proud” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

luck

the force that causes things, especially good things, to happen to you by chance and not as a result of your own efforts or abilities

Word of the Day

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Read More 

flower beard noun

January 19, 2015
a beard adorned with flowers And some of said beard-rockers are even turning it up a notch, painting trend on top of trend with what’s come to be known as ‘the flower beard.’

Read More