T pride

Pride

[prahyd]
noun
Thomas, died 1658, English soldier and regicide.
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pride (praɪd)
 
n
1.  a feeling of honour and self-respect; a sense of personal worth
2.  excessive self-esteem; conceit
3.  a source of pride
4.  satisfaction or pleasure taken in one's own or another's success, achievements, etc (esp in the phrase take (a) pride in)
5.  the better or most superior part of something; flower
6.  the most flourishing time
7.  a group (of lions)
8.  the mettle of a horse; courage; spirit
9.  archaic sexual desire, esp in a female animal
10.  archaic display, pomp, or splendour
11.  pride of place the most important position
 
vb
12.  (tr; foll by on or upon) to take pride in (oneself) for
13.  (intr) to glory or revel (in)
 
[Old English prӯda; related to Latin prodesse to be useful, Old Norse prūthr stately; see proud]
 
'prideful
 
adj
 
'pridefully
 
adv

Pride (praɪd)
 
n
Thomas. died 1658, English soldier on the Parliamentary side during the Civil War. He expelled members of the Long Parliament hostile to the army (Pride's Purge, 1648) and signed Charles I's death warrant

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pride
O.E. pryto, from prud (see proud). First applied to groups of lions 1486, but not commonly so used until c.1930. The verb in the reflexive sense "congratulate oneself" is recorded from 1275.
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