1 feeling pleased and satisfied about something that you own or have done, or are connected with proud parents the proud owner of a new car proud of somebody/something/yourself Your achievements are something to be proud of. He was proud of himself for not giving up. proud to be/have something I feel very proud to be a part of the team. proud that… She was proud that her daughter had so much talent. 2 [only before noun] causing somebody to feel pride This is the proudest moment of my life. It was a proud day in the nation’s history The car had been his proudest possession.3 (disapproving) feeling that you are better and more important than other people She was too proud to admit she could be wrong.4 having respect for yourself and not wanting to lose the respect of others They were a proud and independent people. Don't be too proud to ask for help.