—adj. 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. 10. Obs.brave.
—adv. 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.