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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. Eric Dore:

    It was the road Napoleon took north to Paris via Grenoble for his big comeback, it's historically unique and easy to navigate, and those who attempt it will get superb vistas over the surrounding countryside of glorious Provence and the Riviera.

  2. Buju Banton:

    Today is a glorious day. Buju Banton is free. Let Buju Banton go !

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Never failing or falling is not glorious. Rather, never quitting is glorious. For, anyone who never fails or falls hardly rises up when he or she eventually fails or falls. But, contrariwise whoever that does not quit will always rise up and forge ahead whenever he or she fails or falls. Oh! yes, show me a man or woman that says he or she does not fail or fall. Then, that is just a man or woman that will never rise up if he or she fails or falls once. All am saying in essence is this. Failing or falling does not really matter. In fact, what really matters is failure to rise up and forge ahead. That is just my drift and I hope you got it? -Emeasoba George

  4. 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.

  5. Lucas Hinch of Colorado Springs:

    It was glorious, angels sung on high.

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