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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. 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"

Wiktionary

  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.

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

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

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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. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    Water—the mighty, the pure, the beautiful, the unfathomable—where is thy element so glorious as it is in thine own domain, the deep seas ? What an infinity of power is in the far Atlantic, the boundary of two separate worlds, apart like those of memory and of hope ! or in the bright Pacific, whose tides are turned to gold by a southern sun, and in whose bosom sleep a thousand isles, each covered with the verdure, the flowers, and the fruit of Eden ! But, amid all thy hereditary kingdoms, to which hast thou given beauty, as a birthright, lavishly as thou hast to thy favourite Mediterranean ? The silence of a summer night is now sleeping on its bosom, where the bright stars are mirrored, as if in its depths they had another home and another heaven. A spirit, cleaving air midway between the two, might have paused to ask which was sea, and which was sky. The shadows of earth and earthly things, resting omen-like upon the waters, alone shewed which was the home and which the mirror of the celestial host.

  2. Marvin Cooley:

    We must pity the poor wretched, timid soul who is too faint-hearted to resist his oppressors. He sings the song of the dammed: “I can’t fight back; I have too much to lose; I own too much property; I have worked too hard to get what I have; They will put me out of business if I resist; I might go to jail; I have my family to think about.” Such poor miserable creatures have misplaced values and are hiding their cowardice behind pretended family responsibility -- blindly refusing to see that the most glorious legacy that one can bequeath to posterity is liberty; and that the only true security is liberty.

  3. Dan Stevens:

    In the end, the film is about seeing past anyone's surface and looking on the inside. It's not only about learning to love someone else, but it's about learning to love yourself -- and that's deeply human, and we all feel that no matter who we are or who we love. like all great Disney films and all great movie musicals, it's in glorious technicolor and it really embraces all colors of the rainbow.

  4. Konstanty Gebert:

    Our past will become glorious and immaculate again, and we risk losing the insights we worked so hard to achieve.

  5. Thomas Osbert Mordaunt:

    Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife, Throughout the sensual world proclaim, One crowded hour of glorious life, Is worth an age without name.

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