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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Proud a. [Compar. Prouder superl. Proudest.]
 1. Feeling or manifesting pride, in a good or bad sense; as: (a) Possessing or showing too great self-esteem; overrating one's excellences; hence, arrogant; haughty; lordly; presumptuous.
 Nor much expect
 A foe so proud will first the weaker seek.   --Milton.
    O death, made proud with pure and princely beauty !   --Shak.
    And shades impervious to the proud world's glare.   --Keble.
 (b) Having a feeling of high self-respect or self-esteem; exulting (in); elated; -- often with of; as, proud of one's country. Proud to be checked and soothed.”
    Are we proud men proud of being proud ?   --Thackeray.
 2. Giving reason or occasion for pride or self-gratulation; worthy of admiration; grand; splendid; magnificent; admirable; ostentatious.  “Of shadow proud.” --Chapman. Proud titles.” --Shak. The proud temple's height.”
 Till tower, and dome, and bridge-way proud
 Are mantled with a golden cloud.   --Keble.
 3. Excited by sexual desire; -- applied particularly to the females of some animals.
 Note:Proud is often used with participles in the formation of compounds which, for the most part, are self-explaining; as, proud-crested, proud-minded, proud-swelling.
 Proud flesh Med., a fungous growth or excrescence of granulations resembling flesh, in a wound or ulcer.