Definition of proud
What does the word proud mean?
part of speech: adjective, adverb
Valuing oneself highly or too highly, esp. on the ground of (qualities, rank, possessions, &c.); (also p.-hearted) haughty, arrogant; feeling oneself greatly honoured, as am p. of his acquaintance, of knowing him, to know him; having a proper pride, as too p. to complain; (of actions &c.) showing pride; of which one is or may be justly p., as a p. day for us, a p. sight; (of things) imposing, splendid; (of waters) swollen, in flood; p. flesh, overgrown flesh round healing wound; (adv., colloq.) you do me p. (honour me greatly). Hence proudly adv. [old English]