Pronunciation: (proud), [key]
—adj., -er, -est,
1. feeling pleasure or satisfaction over something regarded as highly honorable or creditable to oneself (often fol. by of, an infinitive, or a clause).
2. having, proceeding from, or showing a high opinion of one's own dignity, importance, or superiority.
3. having or showing self-respect or self-esteem.
4. highly gratifying to the feelings or self-esteem: It was a proud day for him when his son entered college.
5. highly honorable or creditable: a proud achievement.
6. stately, majestic, or magnificent: proud cities.
7. of lofty dignity or distinction: a proud name; proud nobles.
8. Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.pleased; happy: I'm proud to meet you.
9. full of vigor and spirit: a proud young stallion.
do one proud,
a. to be a source of pride or credit to a person: His conduct in such a difficult situation did him proud.
b. to treat someone or oneself generously or lavishly: You really did us proud with this supper.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.