What does glorious mean?

Definitions for gloriousˈglɔr i əs, ˈgloʊr-

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"


  1. glorious(Adjective)

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

  2. glorious(Adjective)

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

  3. glorious(Adjective)

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

  4. glorious(Adjective)

    Ecstatic; hilarious; elated with drink.

  5. Origin: 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


  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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lucas Hinch of Colorado Springs:

    It was glorious, angels sung on high.

  2. C. S. Forester:

    Damn my eyes. Damn my soul. Glorious!

  3. Vince Lombardi:

    In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.

  4. Vincent T. Lombardi:

    In great attempts, it is even glorious to fail.

  5. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Eternity is a glorious word but eternity is ice.

Images & Illustrations of glorious

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