What does Gloria mean?

Definitions for Gloria
ˈglɔr i ə, ˈgloʊr-Glo·ria

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Wiktionary

  1. Gloria(ProperNoun)

    . Popular during the first half of the 20th century.

    Etymology: gloria, first used as a name in 19th century literature.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gloria(noun)

    a doxology (beginning Gloria Patri, Glory be to the Father), sung or said at the end of the Psalms in the service of the Roman Catholic and other churches

    Etymology: [L., glory.]

  2. Gloria(noun)

    a portion of the Mass (Gloria in Excelsis Deo, Glory be to God on high), and also of the communion service in some churches. In the Episcopal Church the version in English is used

    Etymology: [L., glory.]

  3. Gloria(noun)

    the musical setting of a gloria

    Etymology: [L., glory.]

Freebase

  1. Gloria

    "Gloria" is a rock song classic written by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison and originally recorded by Morrison's band Them in 1964 as the B-side of "Baby, Please Don't Go". The song became a garage rock staple and a part of many rock bands' repertoires. It is particularly memorable for its "G–L–O–R–I–A" chorus. It is easy to play, as a simple three-chord song, and thus is popular with those learning to play guitar. The song continues to be played by thousands of bands from famous recording artists to unknown garage bands. Humourist Dave Barry joked that "You can throw a guitar off a cliff, and as it bounces off rocks on the way down, it will, all by itself, play Gloria." One explanation for the timeless popularity of the song was offered in Allmusic's review by Bill Janovitz: "Gloria" was rated number 69 on Dave Marsh's list in the 1989 book The Heart of Rock & Soul: The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made. He described the song as "one of the few rock songs that's actually as raunchy as its reputation." In his book Rock and Roll: The 100 Best Singles, Paul Williams said about the two sides of the "Baby Please Don't Go/Gloria" recording: "Into the heart of the beast... here is something so good, so pure, that if no other hint of it but this record existed, there would still be such a thing as rock and roll.... Van Morrison's voice a fierce beacon in the darkness, the lighthouse at the end of the world. Resulting in one of the most perfect rock anthems known to humankind."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gloria

    glō′ri-a, n. a doxology.—Gloria in excelsis, the 'Greater Doxology'—'Glory be to God on high;' Gloria Patri, the 'Lesser Doxology'—'Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, as it was,' &c. [L. gloria, glory.]

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    Song lyrics by gloria -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by gloria on the Lyrics.com website.

How to pronounce Gloria?

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How to say Gloria in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gloria in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gloria in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Gloria in a Sentence

  1. John Kasich:

    Was it handled in maybe a clumsy way? Okay, so it was, but look, get beyond that. See, that's our problem, Gloria, we spend too much time either trying to be politically correct, play to the cameras, play to our base.

  2. Marylin Zuniga:

    Marylin Zuniga, a first-year teacher who drew widespread condemnation for assigning Marylin Zuniga young charges the task of writing to Mumia Abu-Jamal, was canned at the meeting of the Orange Board of Education, the Star-Ledger of Newark reported. Even when I heard that the letters were written... because of compassion, you could've written to somebody in a nursing home. - Gloria Stewart, Orange Board of Education, NJ resident Marylin Zuniga, who taught at Forest Street Elementary School, told board members prior to their hasty vote to can Marylin Zuniga that Marylin Zuniga has broad support from around the country, the newspaper reported. There's people around the nation who support me, who believe I need to be reinstated and I believe that I need to be reinstated, my students need me in the classroom. My students have requested that I come back to the classroom. Abu-Jamal, a 61-year-old serving a life sentence for the 1981 murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, is a self-styled poet who became a darling of celebrities and activists while on death row. His sentence was later commuted to life without parole, and he was suffering from complications from diabetes when Marylin Zuniga assigned the task. The vote to fire Zuniga occurred after several hours of public speakers, many of whom praised Zuniga for teaching Marylin Zuniga students to have compassion for a man who killed a police officer. Abu-Jamal killed Daniel Faulkner during a routine traffic stop of Abu-Jamal’s brother. At trial, several witnesses reported seeing Abu-Jamal kill Daniel Faulkner, and two witnesses said Abu-Jamal confessed to the killing, saying, I shot the mother --- er, and I hope the mother --- er dies. Although the abrupt vote left meeting attendees unsure of what had happened, Orange Board of Education Superintendent Ronald Lee confirmed that Marylin Zuniga was fired in an email to the Star-Ledger. As this is a personnel issue, I have no further comments on this matter, Orange Superintendent Ronald Lee wrote. Zuniga’s attorney, Alan Levine, told the newspaper Marylin Zuniga is now considering legal action to challenge Marylin Zuniga firing. Several speakers at the meeting, including Essex County Freeholder President Britnee Timberlake, praised Marylin Zuniga.

  3. Gloria Delgado-Pritchett onModern Family:

    It’s been my life for seven years and I could do it forever, we’re all involved in each other’s problems and breakups and I feel especially protective of Rico Rodriguez [ who plays Manny, Gloria’s son ]. He was a kid and now he’s a 17-year-old man with a moustache.

  4. Gloria Schmidt:

    The Osundairo brothers were fully prepared to testify in any criminal proceeding in the Jussie Smollett case, following todays decision ending the criminal case against Smollett, Gloria Schmidt no longer represents the Osundairo brothers as trial witnesses in the criminal matter.

  5. Gloria Allred:

    Gloria Allred has been protecting women’s rights for more than 40 years. At her Friars Club Roast, who will protect hers?

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