What does Glory mean?

Definitions for Glory
ˈglɔr i, ˈgloʊr iGlo·ry

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Glory.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. glory, glorificationnoun

    a state of high honor

    "he valued glory above life itself"

  2. glory, resplendence, resplendencynoun

    brilliant radiant beauty

    "the glory of the sunrise"

  3. aura, aureole, halo, nimbus, glory, glorioleverb

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

  4. gloryverb

    rejoice proudly

Wiktionary

  1. glorynoun

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

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

  2. glorynoun

    Honour and valour.

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

  3. glorynoun

    Worship or praise, as in glory to God.

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

  4. glorynoun

    Optical phenomenon caused by water droplets.

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

  5. gloryverb

    To exult with joy; to rejoice.

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

  6. gloryverb

    To boast; to be proud.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glorynoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. glorien, OF. glorier, fr. L. gloriari, fr. gloria glory. See Glory, n.]

  2. Glorynoun

    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

    Etymology: [OE. glorien, OF. glorier, fr. L. gloriari, fr. gloria glory. See Glory, n.]

  3. Glorynoun

    pride; boastfulness; arrogance

    Etymology: [OE. glorien, OF. glorier, fr. L. gloriari, fr. gloria glory. See Glory, n.]

  4. Glorynoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. glorien, OF. glorier, fr. L. gloriari, fr. gloria glory. See Glory, n.]

  5. Glorynoun

    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

    Etymology: [OE. glorien, OF. glorier, fr. L. gloriari, fr. gloria glory. See Glory, n.]

  6. Glorynoun

    to exult with joy; to rejoice

    Etymology: [OE. glorien, OF. glorier, fr. L. gloriari, fr. gloria glory. See Glory, n.]

  7. Glorynoun

    to boast; to be proud

    Etymology: [OE. glorien, OF. glorier, fr. L. gloriari, fr. gloria glory. See Glory, n.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Glory

    glō′ri, n. renown: honour: the occasion of praise: an object of pride: excellency: splendour: brightness: in religious symbolism, a combination of the nimbus and the aureola, but often erroneously used for the nimbus: a burst of sunlight: a luminous glow of reflected light upon clouds: vain-glory: (B.) the presence of God: the manifestation of God to the blessed in heaven: heaven.—v.i. to boast: to be proud of anything: to exult:—pa.p. glō′ried.adj. Glō′ried (Milt.), illustrious, honourable.—ns. Glō′riole, a halo or glory; Gloriō′sa, a genus of Liliaceæ, of which the best-known species, a native of India, is a herbaceous perennial, with beautiful red and yellow flowers.—adj. Glō′rious, noble, splendid: conferring renown: (coll.) elated, tipsy.—adv. Glō′riously.—ns. Glō′riousness; Glō′ry-hole, an opening through which to see the inside of a furnace: a place for concealing articles of value; Glō′rying, boasting; Glō′ry-pea, a leguminous Australian plant with red flowers. [O. Fr. glorie—L. gloria (for cloria), akin to clarus, from root of L. cluēre, Gr. klu-ein, to be famed; Eng. loud.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. glory

    The five senses of the dead.

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  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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Glory in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Glory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Glory in a Sentence

  1. Pawel Pawlikowski/Ida:

    It was fantastic night for us and also it has been a great year for Poland. We won in volleyball, we beat Germany in football, first time in 80 years, and tonight -- crowning glory.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Do you know? You may need to move backward sometimes in order to move forward like never before. Yes of course, backwardness do preceed forwardness. Now, may I ask. Are you currently down to nothing? Or are you presently experiencing a setback in anything and for any reason? Or have you lost anything worth having like money, opportunities or any other valueable thing? If yes, then cheer yourself up. For, sooner or later you will bounce back into glory or goodies like never before. I mean, you will soon recover whatever you do think that you've lost. Yes! your later or subsequent glory/dignity shall surpass your former or past glory/dignity.

  3. Jackie Mason:

    By these things examine thyself. By whose rules am I acting; in whose name; in whose strength; in whose glory? What faith, humility, self-denial, and love of God and to man have there been in all my actions?

  4. Contessa Bianca Bertolli:

    Referring to writer and publisher T.R. Threston (Tina Threston): In life there are those who talk, talk, talk and nothing gets done. Then there are the ones that do and look for glory because of what they did. Then there are the true good hearts in the world and Tina is one them! I curse and spit on anyone that ever doubts Tina's words, generosity or intentions! If they do, clearly they do not know her and they do not deserve to know her!

  5. Hazrat Gul:

    We literally had no support from the government for so many years before they have realized we could bring glory to our country, now everyone loves cricket and we are so proud to raise our national flag on the world stage.

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