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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. glorious(adj)

    having or deserving or conferring glory

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

  2. brilliant, glorious, magnificent, splendid(adj)

    characterized by grandeur

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

  3. glorious, resplendent, splendid, splendiferous(adj)

    having great beauty and splendor

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

Wiktionary

  1. glorious(Adjective)

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

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

  2. glorious(Adjective)

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

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

  3. glorious(Adjective)

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

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

  4. glorious(Adjective)

    Ecstatic; hilarious; elated with drink.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glorious(noun)

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

  2. Glorious(noun)

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

  3. Glorious(noun)

    ecstatic; hilarious; elated with drink

Freebase

  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

How to pronounce glorious?

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How to say glorious in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Alfred De Musset:

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

  2. John Selden:

    A glorious Church is like a magnificent feast; there is all the variety that may be, but every one chooses out a dish or two that he likes, and lets the rest alone: how glorious soever the Church is, every one chooses out of it his own religion, by which he governs himself, and lets the rest alone.

  3. Theodore Roosevelt:

    Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.

  4. Armin:

    Kiddos are a free laughing unpredictable glorious treasure of unforgettable memories and endless adventures! Although absent of the importance of understanding truth and liberty, may the pursuit of happiness always be present and preside in their childhood years!

  5. Sophocles:

    To exert his power in doing good is man?s most glorious task.

Images & Illustrations of glorious

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