Definitions for gloriousˈglɔr i əs, ˈgloʊr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

glo•ri•ousˈglɔr i əs, ˈgloʊr-(adj.)

  1. delightful; wonderful:

    a glorious time.

  2. conferring glory:

    a glorious victory.

  3. full of glory; entitled to great renown:

    a glorious hero.

  4. brilliantly beautiful or magnificent; splendid:

    a glorious summer day.

Origin of glorious:

1300–50; < OF glorieus < L glōriōsus. See glory , -ous


Princeton's WordNet

  1. glorious(adj)

    having or deserving or conferring glory

    "a long and glorious career"; "our glorious literature"

  2. brilliant, glorious, magnificent, splendid(adj)

    characterized by grandeur

    "the brilliant court life at Versailles"; "a glorious work of art"; "magnificent cathedrals"; "the splendid coronation ceremony"

  3. glorious, resplendent, splendid, splendiferous(adj)

    having great beauty and splendor

    "a glorious spring morning"; "a glorious sunset"; "splendid costumes"; "a kind of splendiferous native simplicity"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. glorious(adjective)ˈglɔr i əs, ˈgloʊr-

    bringing praise and honor

    a glorious day for all those who fought for freedom

  2. gloriousˈglɔr i əs, ˈgloʊr-

    extremely good or beautiful

    a glorious sunny day


  1. glorious(Adjective)

    Exhibiting attributes, qualities, or acts that are worthy of or receive glory; noble; praiseworthy; excellent; illustrious; inspiring admiration; as, glorious deeds.

  2. glorious(Adjective)

    Splendid; resplendent; bright; shining, as the sun, gold, or other shiny objects.

  3. glorious(Adjective)

    Eager for glory or distinction; haughty; boastful; ostentatious; vainglorious.

  4. glorious(Adjective)

    Ecstatic; hilarious; elated with drink.

  5. Origin: and glorius et al., from gloriosus. Replaced native Middle English wuldrig, from Old English.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glorious(noun)

    exhibiting attributes, qualities, or acts that are worthy of or receive glory; noble; praiseworthy; excellent; splendid; illustrious; inspiring admiration; as, glorious deeds

  2. Glorious(noun)

    eager for glory or distinction; haughty; boastful; ostentatious; vainglorious

  3. Glorious(noun)

    ecstatic; hilarious; elated with drink


  1. Glorious

    Glorious is the title of British comedian Eddie Izzard's 1997 performance at the Hammersmith Apollo. The performance was released on VHS and covers topics such as the siege of Troy, Noah's Ark, the Royal Family to the birth of baby Jesus. In many ways, the flow of topics follow from the Bible, starting with the beginning of time according to the Old Testament and ending with Armageddon according to the Book of Revelation, though they are covered in Izzard's usual non-serious style.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'glorious' in Adjectives Frequency: #972

Translations for glorious

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


splendid; deserving great praise

a glorious career/victory.

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