1. A sense of one's own proper dignity or value; self-respect.

  2. Pleasure or satisfaction taken in an achievement, possession, or association: parental pride.

  3. Arrogant or disdainful conduct or treatment; haughtiness.

  4. (a) A cause or source of pleasure or satisfaction; the best of a group or class: These soldiers were their country's pride.

    (b) The most successful or thriving condition; prime: the pride of youth.

  5. An excessively high opinion of oneself; conceit.

  6. Mettle or spirit in horses.

  7. A company of lions.

  8. A flamboyant or impressive group: a pride of acrobats.

    tr.v. prid-ed, prid-ing, prides
    To indulge (oneself) in a feeling of pleasure or satisfaction: I pride myself on this beautiful garden.