What does Glorious mean?

Definitions for Glorious
ˈglɔr i əs, ˈgloʊr-glo·ri·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gloriousadjective

    having or deserving or conferring glory

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

  2. brilliant, glorious, magnificent, splendidadjective

    characterized by grandeur

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

  3. glorious, resplendent, splendid, splendiferousadjective

    having great beauty and splendor

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


  1. gloriousadjective

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

  2. gloriousadjective

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

  3. gloriousadjective

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

  4. gloriousadjective

    Ecstatic; hilarious; elated with drink.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. GLORIOUSadjective

    Etymology: gloriosus, Latin; glorieux, French.

    Glorious followers, who make themselves as trumpets of the commendation of those they follow, taint business for want of secrecy. Francis Bacon.

    They that are glorious must needs be factious; for all bravery stands upon comparisons. Francis Bacon, Essay 55.

    Let them know that thou art Lord, the only God, and glorious over the whole world. Dan. iii. 22.

    Impartial justice holds her equal scales,
    ’Till stronger virtue does the weight incline;
    If over thee thy glorious foe prevails,
    He now defends the cause that once was thine. Matthew Prior.

    Let us remember we are Cato’s friends,
    And act like men who claim that glorious title. Joseph Addison, Cato.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gloriousnoun

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

  2. Gloriousnoun

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

  3. Gloriousnoun

    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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Glorious in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Glorious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Glorious in a Sentence

  1. Vanna Bonta:

    Because I had goodwill for all, I thought all were my friends; and then I learned of treachery, that some preferred my end. A glorious day, the one I learned the meaning of the word. It's good to know my enemies, though their reasons are absurd.

  2. Muhammad Ali Jinnah:

    Islam expect every Muslim to do this duty, and if we realise our responsibility time will come soon when we shall justify ourselves worthy of a glorious past.

  3. Thomas Paine:

    The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.

  4. Alfred De Musset:

    How glorious it is - and also how painful - to be an exception.

  5. Dennis Thomas:

    It’s a pretty glorious beach day as far as I’m concerned.

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    • B. fluster
    • C. aberrate
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