American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The highest or most important position: The crystal vase enjoyed pride of place on the grand piano.
- n. The highest-ranking or first position; position of honor.
- n. Honor; esteem.
- n. Pride concerning a place, as one's home town or residence.
- n. the first or highest or most important or most ostentatious place
“The visitors" steeds were given pride of place in the clan's corral, along with the best water and fodder.”
“Zoe turned as she walked, gazing up at thisEgyptian structure taking pride of place in front of the biggest Catholic church in the world.”
“They all insist on giving me pride of place in the front seat, but in all honesty I would rather be in the back where it is marginally safer, and where Isa, Luisa and Kuralay sit squeezed together.”
“There it has sat to this very day in pride of place on a great landing at the top of the Daru Staircase, underneath a high domed ceiling in the Denon Wing of the Louvre in Paris.”
“Her work takes pride of place in the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne and in leading collections all over the world.”
“It is not possible here to trace the meanings attached to “being” from Aristotle through the periods of scho - lasticism and into the eighteenth century when it be - came, as the highest abstraction, the vacuous subject of Wolff's ontology, a science given pride of place in the classification of the sciences in the Discours prélim - inaire de l'Encyclopédie.”
“The middle race was new to the Greeks, and pride of place still went to the stadia, a sprint of 200 paces.”
“Our house now looks great, with pride of place going to a big Hockey print over the mantelpiece and a large John Hoyland painting on the stairs.”
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