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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

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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. Nicholas II of Russia:

    In the days of the great struggle against the foreign enemies, who for nearly three years have tried to enslave our fatherland, the Lord God has been pleased to send down on Russia a new heavy trial. Internal popular disturbances threaten to have a disastrous effect on the future conduct of this persistent war. The destiny of Russia, the honor of our heroic army, the welfare of the people and the whole future of our dear fatherland demand that the war should be brought to a victorious conclusion whatever the cost. The cruel enemy is making his last efforts, and already the hour approaches when our glorious army together with our gallant allies will crush him. In these decisive days in the life of Russia, We thought it Our duty of conscience to facilitate for Our people the closest union possible and a consolidation of all national forces for the speedy attainment of victory. In agreement with the Imperial Duma We have thought it well to renounce the Throne of the Russian Empire and to

  2. Lewis Carroll:

    Surely your gladness need not be the less for the thought that you will one day see a brighter dawn than this - when lovelier sights will meet your eyes than any waving trees or rippling waters - when angel-hands shall undraw your curtains, and sweeter tones than ever loving Mother breathed shall wake you to a new and glorious day - and when all the sadness, and the sin, that darkened life on this little earth, shall be forgotten like the dreams of a night that is past!

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    If you are honest, you are in the minority; if you are clever, you are in the minority; if you do not believe in any religious craps, you are in the minority! If you are not in the herd, you are in the minority! What a glorious privilege to be in this kind of minorities!

  4. Gift Gugu Mona:

    There is no one like God. He is the greatest. He is so good and so glorious.

  5. Vincent T. Lombardi:

    In great attempts, it is even glorious to fail.

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