What does glorious mean?

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

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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. Vanna Bonta:

    Because I had goodwill for all, I thought all were my friends; and then I learned of treachery, that some preferred my end. A glorious day, the one I learned the meaning of the word. It's good to know my enemies, though their reasons are absurd.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Love is a glorious feeling; it surrounds all the senses and dominates those. Beloved is always one, and it is part of your heart and soul.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Le Pen:

    It closes a chapter of our movement, but it opens a new and better one that will not be less glorious.

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