Syn. Projection, Protuberance. protuberance differs from projection, being applied to parts that
rise from the surface with a gradual ascent or small angle; whereas a projection may be at a right angle
with the surface.
(Pro*tu"ber*an*cy) n. The quality or state of being protuberant; protuberance; prominence.
(Pro*tu"ber*ant) a. [L. protuberans, -antis, p. pr. of protuberare. See Protuberate.] Prominent,
or excessively prominent; bulging beyond the surrounding or adjacent surface; swelling; as, a protuberant
joint; a protuberant eye. Pro*tu"ber*ant*ly, adv.
(Pro*tu"ber*ate) v. i. [L. protuberare; pro forward + tuber a hump, protuberance. See
Tuber.] To swell, or be prominent, beyond the adjacent surface; to bulge out. S. Sharp.
(Pro*tu`ber*a"tion) n. The act of swelling beyond the surrounding surface. Cooke
(Pro*tu"ber*ous) a. Protuberant. [R.]
(||Pro`tu*re"ter) n. [NL. See Proto-, Ureter.] (Anat.) The duct of a pronephros. Haeckel.
(Pro"tyle) n. [Proto- + Gr. stuff, material.] (Chem. & Astron.) The hypothetical homogeneous
cosmic material of the original universe, supposed to have been differentiated into what are recognized
as distinct chemical elements.
(Proud) a. [Compar. Prouder ; superl. Proudest.] [OE. proud, prout, prud, prut, AS. prut; akin
to Icel. pruðr 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.
Nor much expectMilton.
A foe so proud will first the weaker seek.
O death, made proud with pure and princely beauty !Shak.
And shades impervious to the proud world's glare.Keble.