Definitions for Glory
ˈglɔr i, ˈgloʊr iglo·ry
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Glory.
a state of high honor
"he valued glory above life itself"
glory, resplendence, resplendencynoun
brilliant radiant beauty
"the glory of the sunrise"
aura, aureole, halo, nimbus, glory, glorioleverb
an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint
Great beauty or splendour, that is so overwhelming it is considered powerful.
Honour and valour.
Worship or praise, as in glory to God.
Optical phenomenon caused by water droplets.
To exult with joy; to rejoice.
To boast; to be proud.
Etymology: From glory, glorie, from glorie, from gloria, from glōs-. Cognate with κλέος, ceallian. More at call.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: gloire, French; gloria, Latin.
Glory to God in the highest. Luke ii. 14.
Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterwards receive me to thy glory. Psal. lxxiii. 24.
Then enter into glory, and resume
His seat at God’s right hand, exalted high
Above all names in heav’n. John Milton, Paradise Lost.
Think it no glory to swell in tyranny. Philip Sidney.
Glory is like a circle in the water,
Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself,
’Till by broad spreading it disperse to nought. William Shakespeare, H. VI.
And with that word and warning soon was dight,
Each soldier longing for near coming glory. Edward Fairfax, b. i.
Can we imagine that either the ambition of princes, or interest, or gain in private persons, or curiosity and the desire of knowledge, or the glory of discoveries, could ever move them in that endless time to try their fortunes upon the sea. Burnet.
Solomon, in all his glory, was not arrayed like one of these. Matt. vi. 29.
Treated so ill, chas’d from your throne,
Returning, you adorn the town;
And with a brave revenge do show
Their glory went and came with you. Edmund Waller.
Aristotle says, that should a man under ground converse with works of art, and be afterwards brought up into the open day, and see the several glories of the heaven and earth, he would pronounce them the works of God. Joseph Addison, Spectator.
Now sleeping flocks on their soft fleeces lie;
The moon, serene in glory, mounts the sky. Alexander Pope, Winter.
From opening skies may streaming glories shine,
And saints embrace thee with a love like mine. Alexander Pope.
It is not a converting but a crowning grace; such an one as irradiates, and puts a circle of glory about the head of him upon whom it descends. Robert South, Sermons.
A smile plays with a surprising agreeableness in the eye, breaks out with the brightest distinction, and sits like a glory upon the countenance. Jeremy Collier, of the Aspect.
By the vain glory of men they entered into the world, and therefore shall they come shortly to an end. Wisd. xiv. 14.
The success of those wars was too notable to be unknown to your ears, to which all worthy fame hath glory to come unto. Philip Sidney, b. ii.
To boast in; to be proud of.
Etymology: glorior, Latin.
With like judgment glorying when he had happened to do a thing well, as when he had performed some notable mischief. Philip Sidney, b. ii.
They were wont, in the pride of their own proceedings, to glory, that whereas Luther did but blow away the roof, and Zuinglius batter but the walls of popish superstition, the last and hardest work of all remained, which was to raze up the very ground and foundation of popery. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 42.
Let them look they glory not in mischief,
Nor build their evils on the graves of great men;
For then my guiltless blood must cry against them. William Shakespeare.
Your glorying is not good. 1 Cor. v. 6.
Thou hast seen mount Atlas,
While storms and tempests thunder on its brow,
And oceans break their billows at its feet,
It stands unmov’d, and glories in its height. Joseph Addison, Cato.
This title is what I most glory in, and what most effectually calls to my mind the happiness of that government under which I live. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 1.
If others may glory in their birth, why may not we, whose parents were called by God to attend on him at his altar? Francis Atterbury.
No one is out of the reach of misfortune; no one therefore should glory in his prosperity. Clarissa.
Glory is a song by American rapper Jay-Z featuring his daughter Blue Ivy Carter (credited as B. I. C.) and background vocals from Pharrell Williams. Produced by The Neptunes, it premiered on Jay-Z's official website LifeandTimes.com on January 9, 2012, two days after his wife Beyoncé Knowles gave birth to the couple's first child Blue. "Glory" impacted US urban contemporary radio stations on January 17, 2012. The melodic hip hop is an emotional homage to Jay-Z's baby girl and wife. Lyrically, "Glory" is about the experience and the happiness of becoming a father for the first time. It also details the heartbreak the couple suffered over a previous miscarriage. The song opens with Blue's first heartbeat, and includes a sample of Blue's cries towards the end. The song contains samples from "The Most Beautifullest Thing In This World", written and performed by rapper Keith Murray.
Glory is a state of great honor, admiration, and renown that is earned or bestowed upon someone or something due to exceptional achievements, qualities, or actions. It is often associated with a sense of pride, accomplishment, and recognition. Glory can be obtained through personal accomplishments, such as winning a competition or achieving a goal, or it can be bestowed by others who acknowledge and appreciate someone's contributions or virtues. It can also refer to the positive reputation or fame associated with a person, group, or thing that is held in high esteem by others.
praise, honor, admiration, or distinction, accorded by common consent to a person or thing; high reputation; honorable fame; renown
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
pride; boastfulness; arrogance
the presence of the Divine Being; the manifestations of the divine nature and favor to the blessed in heaven; celestial honor; heaven
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
to exult with joy; to rejoice
to boast; to be proud
Etymology: [OE. glorien, OF. glorier, fr. L. gloriari, fr. gloria glory. See Glory, n.]
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
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
The five senses of the dead.
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Glory is ranked #70403 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Glory surname appeared 278 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Glory.
43.1% or 120 total occurrences were White.
20.5% or 57 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
15.4% or 43 total occurrences were Asian.
8.9% or 25 total occurrences were of two or more races.
6.1% or 17 total occurrences were Black.
5.7% or 16 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Glory' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4169
Rank popularity for the word 'Glory' in Nouns Frequency: #1987
The numerical value of Glory in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Glory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
I have found out in later years that we were very poor, but the glory of America is that we didn't know it then.
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.
Think where man's glory most begins and ends, And say my glory was I had such friends.
This is not a proselytizing movement. This is not a glory-of-Islam movement. This is a glory-of-the-Gulen-movement movement.
You must know that this is a glimpse of God's vision of a more inclusive humanity that embraces all of God's children. I'm just grateful to be a part of this. I'm just grateful because I just want to serve, I just want to be a vessel, I just want to be an instrument, I just want to be a prism of God's glory so that God's glory can shine through me.
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Translations for Glory
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- λαμπρότητα, μεγαλείο, δόξαGreek
- شکوه, ستایشPersian
- sumuvarjo, loisto, kunnia, glooria, ylistysFinnish
- eareWestern Frisian
- cliù, glòirScottish Gaelic
- כָּבוֹד, הדרHebrew
- प्रतिष्ठा, यशHindi
- փառաբանություն, շքեղություն, փառքArmenian
- 栄誉, 名誉, 栄光, 名声Japanese
- 영광, 명예Korean
- lof, luister, glorie, eer, roem, dankzegging, prachtDutch
- glorie, ære, prakt, prisNorwegian
- chwała, sławaPolish
- slavă, glorieRomanian
- честь, хвала, слава, величиеRussian
- slava, славаSerbo-Croatian
- велич, слава, честьUkrainian
- vinh quangVietnamese
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