Definitions for gloryˈglɔr i, ˈgloʊr i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

glo•ryˈglɔr i, ˈgloʊr i(n.)(pl.)-ries

  1. (n.)very great praise, honor, or distinction bestowed by common consent; renown.

  2. something that is a source of honor, fame, or admiration; an object of pride:

    one of the glories of English poetry.

  3. adoring praise or worshipful thanksgiving.

  4. resplendent beauty or magnificence:

    the glory of autumn.

  5. a state of great splendor or prosperity.

  6. a state of absolute happiness, gratification, etc.:

    to be in one's glory.

  7. the splendor and bliss of heaven; heaven.

  8. (v.i.)to exult with triumph; rejoice proudly (usu. fol. by in):

    Their parents gloried in their success.

  9. Obs. to boast.

  10. (interj.)Also, glo′ry be′. Glory be to God (used to express surprise, elation, etc.).

Idioms for glory:

  1. go to (one's) glory,to die.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of glory:

1300–50; ME < OF glorie < L glōria

Princeton's WordNet

  1. glory, glorification(noun)

    a state of high honor

    "he valued glory above life itself"

  2. glory, resplendence, resplendency(noun)

    brilliant radiant beauty

    "the glory of the sunrise"

  3. aura, aureole, halo, nimbus, glory, gloriole(verb)

    an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint

  4. glory(verb)

    rejoice proudly

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. glory(noun)ˈglɔr i, ˈgloʊr i

    praise and honor resulting from a great achievement

    a team with dreams of glory

  2. gloryˈglɔr i, ˈgloʊr i

    used to give praise to God

    Glory to God.


  1. glory(Noun)

    Great beauty or splendour, that is so overwhelming it is considered powerful.

  2. glory(Noun)

    Honour and valour.

  3. glory(Noun)

    Worship or praise, as in glory to God.

  4. glory(Noun)

    Optical phenomenon caused by water droplets.

  5. glory(Verb)

    To exult with joy; to rejoice.

  6. glory(Verb)

    To boast; to be proud.

  7. Origin: From glory, glorie, from glorie, from gloria, from glōs-. Cognate with κλέος, ceallian. More at call.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glory(noun)

    praise, honor, admiration, or distinction, accorded by common consent to a person or thing; high reputation; honorable fame; renown

  2. Glory(noun)

    that quality in a person or thing which secures general praise or honor; that which brings or gives renown; an object of pride or boast; the occasion of praise; excellency; brilliancy; splendor

  3. Glory(noun)

    pride; boastfulness; arrogance

  4. Glory(noun)

    the presence of the Divine Being; the manifestations of the divine nature and favor to the blessed in heaven; celestial honor; heaven

  5. Glory(noun)

    an emanation of light supposed to proceed from beings of peculiar sanctity. It is represented in art by rays of gold, or the like, proceeding from the head or body, or by a disk, or a mere line

  6. Glory(noun)

    to exult with joy; to rejoice

  7. Glory(noun)

    to boast; to be proud


  1. Glory

    Glory is a 1989 American drama war film directed by Edward Zwick and starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman. The screenplay was written by Kevin Jarre, based on the personal letters of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, and the novels Lay This Laurel, by Lincoln Kirstein, and One Gallant Rush, by Peter Burchard. The story is based on the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first formal unit of the US Army to be made up entirely of African American men, as told from the point of view of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, its commanding officer during the American Civil War. The film was co-produced by TriStar Pictures and Freddie Fields Productions, and distributed by Tri-Star Pictures in the United States. It premiered in limited release in the US on December 14, 1989, and in wide release on February 16, 1990, making $26,828,365. It was considered a moderate financial success taking into account its $18 million budget. The soundtrack, composed by James Horner in conjunction with the Boys Choir of Harlem, was released on January 23, 1990. The home video was distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. On June 2, 2009, a widescreen Blu-ray version, featuring the director's commentary and deleted scenes, was released.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. glory

    The five senses of the dead.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'glory' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4169

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'glory' in Nouns Frequency: #1987

Translations for glory

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


fame or honour

glory on the field of battle; He took part in the competition for the glory of the school.

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