Meaning of “pride” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ U ] uk us /praɪd/

B2 a feeling of satisfaction at your achievements or the achievements of your family or friends:

She felt a great sense of pride as she watched him accept the award.
The whole community takes pride in (= feels proud about) the school.

B2 the respect that you feel for yourself:

Defeat in the World Cup has badly damaged national pride.

the belief that you are better or more important than other people:

His pride prevented him from asking for help.
sb's pride and joy

something or someone that is very important to you:

He spends hours cleaning that motorcycle - it's his pride and joy.

(Definition of “pride” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)