Free Dictionary

Free Dictionary

Home ×
Link Link Link Link

Search Result for "proud flesh":
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the swollen tissue around a healing wound or ulcer;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Flesh \Flesh\ (fl[e^]sh), n. [OE. flesch, flesc, AS. fl[=ae]sc; akin to OFries. fl[=a]sk, D. vleesch, OS. fl[=e]sk, OHG. fleisc, G. fleisch, Icel. & Dan. flesk lard, bacon, pork, Sw. fl[aum]sk.] 1. The aggregate of the muscles, fat, and other tissues which cover the framework of bones in man and other animals; especially, the muscles. [1913 Webster] Note: In composition it is mainly proteinaceous, but contains in adition a large number of low-molecular-weight subtances, such as creatin, xanthin, hypoxanthin, carnin, etc. It is also rich in potassium phosphate. [1913 Webster] 2. Animal food, in distinction from vegetable; meat; especially, the body of beasts and birds used as food, as distinguished from fish. [1913 Webster] With roasted flesh, or milk, and wastel bread. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 3. The human body, as distinguished from the soul; the corporeal person. [1913 Webster] As if this flesh, which walls about our life, Were brass impregnable. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. The human eace; mankind; humanity. [1913 Webster] All flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. --Gen. vi. 12. [1913 Webster] 5. Human nature: (a) In a good sense, tenderness of feeling; gentleness. [1913 Webster] There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart. --Cowper. (b) In a bad sense, tendency to transient or physical pleasure; desire for sensual gratification; carnality. (c) (Theol.) The character under the influence of animal propensities or selfish passions; the soul unmoved by spiritual influences. [1913 Webster] 6. Kindred; stock; race. [1913 Webster] He is our brother and our flesh. --Gen. xxxvii. 27. [1913 Webster] 7. The soft, pulpy substance of fruit; also, that part of a root, fruit, and the like, which is fit to be eaten. [1913 Webster] Note: Flesh is often used adjectively or self-explaining compounds; as, flesh broth or flesh-broth; flesh brush or fleshbrush; flesh tint or flesh-tint; flesh wound. [1913 Webster] After the flesh, after the manner of man; in a gross or earthly manner. "Ye judge after the flesh." --John viii. 15. An arm of flesh, human strength or aid. Flesh and blood. See under Blood. Flesh broth, broth made by boiling flesh in water. Flesh fly (Zool.), one of several species of flies whose larv[ae] or maggots feed upon flesh, as the bluebottle fly; -- called also meat fly, carrion fly, and blowfly. See Blowly. Flesh meat, animal food. --Swift. Flesh side, the side of a skin or hide which was next to the flesh; -- opposed to grain side. Flesh tint (Painting), a color used in painting to imitate the hue of the living body. Flesh worm (Zool.), any insect larva of a flesh fly. See Flesh fly (above). Proud flesh. See under Proud. To be one flesh, to be closely united as in marriage; to become as one person. --Gen. ii. 24. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Proud \Proud\, a. [Compar. Prouder; superl. Proudest.] [OE. proud, prout, prud, prut, AS. pr[=u]t; akin to Icel. pr[=u][eth]r stately, handsome, Dan. prud handsome. Cf. Pride.] 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. [1913 Webster] Nor much expect A foe so proud will first the weaker seek. --Milton. [1913 Webster] O death, made proud with pure and princely beauty ! --Shak. [1913 Webster] And shades impervious to the proud world's glare. --Keble. [1913 Webster] (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." --Keble. [1913 Webster] Are we proud men proud of being proud ? --Thackeray. [1913 Webster] 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." --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Till tower, and dome, and bridge-way proud Are mantled with a golden cloud. --Keble. [1913 Webster] 3. Excited by sexual desire; -- applied particularly to the females of some animals. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Proud flesh (Med.), a fungous growth or excrescence of granulations resembling flesh, in a wound or ulcer. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

proud flesh n 1: the swollen tissue around a healing wound or ulcer