What does glory mean?

Definitions for glory
ˈglɔr i, ˈgloʊr iglo·ry

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word glory.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. glory, glorification(noun)

    a state of high honor

    "he valued glory above life itself"

  2. glory, resplendence, resplendency(noun)

    brilliant radiant beauty

    "the glory of the sunrise"

  3. aura, aureole, halo, nimbus, glory, gloriole(verb)

    an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint

  4. glory(verb)

    rejoice proudly

Wiktionary

  1. glory(Noun)

    Great beauty or splendour, that is so overwhelming it is considered powerful.

    Etymology: From glory, glorie, from glorie, from gloria, from glōs-. Cognate with κλέος, ceallian. More at call.

  2. glory(Noun)

    Honour and valour.

    Etymology: From glory, glorie, from glorie, from gloria, from glōs-. Cognate with κλέος, ceallian. More at call.

  3. glory(Noun)

    Worship or praise, as in glory to God.

    Etymology: From glory, glorie, from glorie, from gloria, from glōs-. Cognate with κλέος, ceallian. More at call.

  4. glory(Noun)

    Optical phenomenon caused by water droplets.

    Etymology: From glory, glorie, from glorie, from gloria, from glōs-. Cognate with κλέος, ceallian. More at call.

  5. glory(Verb)

    To exult with joy; to rejoice.

    Etymology: From glory, glorie, from glorie, from gloria, from glōs-. Cognate with κλέος, ceallian. More at call.

  6. glory(Verb)

    To boast; to be proud.

    Etymology: From glory, glorie, from glorie, from gloria, from glōs-. Cognate with κλέος, ceallian. More at call.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glory(noun)

    praise, honor, admiration, or distinction, accorded by common consent to a person or thing; high reputation; honorable fame; renown

    Etymology: [OE. glorien, OF. glorier, fr. L. gloriari, fr. gloria glory. See Glory, n.]

  2. Glory(noun)

    that quality in a person or thing which secures general praise or honor; that which brings or gives renown; an object of pride or boast; the occasion of praise; excellency; brilliancy; splendor

    Etymology: [OE. glorien, OF. glorier, fr. L. gloriari, fr. gloria glory. See Glory, n.]

  3. Glory(noun)

    pride; boastfulness; arrogance

    Etymology: [OE. glorien, OF. glorier, fr. L. gloriari, fr. gloria glory. See Glory, n.]

  4. Glory(noun)

    the presence of the Divine Being; the manifestations of the divine nature and favor to the blessed in heaven; celestial honor; heaven

    Etymology: [OE. glorien, OF. glorier, fr. L. gloriari, fr. gloria glory. See Glory, n.]

  5. Glory(noun)

    an emanation of light supposed to proceed from beings of peculiar sanctity. It is represented in art by rays of gold, or the like, proceeding from the head or body, or by a disk, or a mere line

    Etymology: [OE. glorien, OF. glorier, fr. L. gloriari, fr. gloria glory. See Glory, n.]

  6. Glory(noun)

    to exult with joy; to rejoice

    Etymology: [OE. glorien, OF. glorier, fr. L. gloriari, fr. gloria glory. See Glory, n.]

  7. Glory(noun)

    to boast; to be proud

    Etymology: [OE. glorien, OF. glorier, fr. L. gloriari, fr. gloria glory. See Glory, n.]

Freebase

  1. Glory

    Glory is a 1989 American drama war film directed by Edward Zwick and starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman. The screenplay was written by Kevin Jarre, based on the personal letters of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, and the novels Lay This Laurel, by Lincoln Kirstein, and One Gallant Rush, by Peter Burchard. The story is based on the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first formal unit of the US Army to be made up entirely of African American men, as told from the point of view of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, its commanding officer during the American Civil War. The film was co-produced by TriStar Pictures and Freddie Fields Productions, and distributed by Tri-Star Pictures in the United States. It premiered in limited release in the US on December 14, 1989, and in wide release on February 16, 1990, making $26,828,365. It was considered a moderate financial success taking into account its $18 million budget. The soundtrack, composed by James Horner in conjunction with the Boys Choir of Harlem, was released on January 23, 1990. The home video was distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. On June 2, 2009, a widescreen Blu-ray version, featuring the director's commentary and deleted scenes, was released.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Glory

    glō′ri, n. renown: honour: the occasion of praise: an object of pride: excellency: splendour: brightness: in religious symbolism, a combination of the nimbus and the aureola, but often erroneously used for the nimbus: a burst of sunlight: a luminous glow of reflected light upon clouds: vain-glory: (B.) the presence of God: the manifestation of God to the blessed in heaven: heaven.—v.i. to boast: to be proud of anything: to exult:—pa.p. glō′ried.adj. Glō′ried (Milt.), illustrious, honourable.—ns. Glō′riole, a halo or glory; Gloriō′sa, a genus of Liliaceæ, of which the best-known species, a native of India, is a herbaceous perennial, with beautiful red and yellow flowers.—adj. Glō′rious, noble, splendid: conferring renown: (coll.) elated, tipsy.—adv. Glō′riously.—ns. Glō′riousness; Glō′ry-hole, an opening through which to see the inside of a furnace: a place for concealing articles of value; Glō′rying, boasting; Glō′ry-pea, a leguminous Australian plant with red flowers. [O. Fr. glorie—L. gloria (for cloria), akin to clarus, from root of L. cluēre, Gr. klu-ein, to be famed; Eng. loud.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. glory

    The five senses of the dead.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'glory' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4169

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'glory' in Nouns Frequency: #1987

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of glory in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of glory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of glory in a Sentence

  1. Alexander MacLaren:

    In heaven after ages of ages of growing glory, we shall have to say, as each new wave of the shoreless, sunlit sea bears us onward, It doth not yet appear what we shall be.

  2. William Hallman:

    Creation and redemption are the spheres in which these glories are displayed. In creation we see the eternal power and deity that belong to God alone (Rom. 120) while a deeper and richer glory is unfolded in the wondrous cross of the Lord Jesus Christ. There God is fully revealed, not only in terms of His dominion and deity, but in His holiness, love, and grace. At the Cross I learn what creation could never tell me--who God is and what He is to me, a guilty sinner. God is love therefore, He is both light and life. A Savior-God What marvelous grace and glory.

  3. Eugene Reuweler:

    The true God is the unknown God to the natural man and also the unknowable God without His revelation in Christ. God is not only invisible to man's sight , but also to man's senses. In Christ is found a God who is near, who hears, who cares, who loves, and who saves. 'For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ' (2 Cor. 46) 'All things are delievered unto me of my Father and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father neither knoweth any man the Father, save the son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him' (Matt. 1127).

  4. Epicurus:

    The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.

  5. David Zaslav:

    One example of our new project for Kudos HGTV will speak to those' Brady Bunch' fans on the call. ... You may have heard that the house from the iconic series was recently on the market in California, i'm excited to share that Kudos HGTV is the winning bidder and we'll restore the home to its 1970s glory as Kudos HGTV can. More detail to come over the next few months, but we'll bring all the resources to bear to tell safe, fun stories with this beloved piece of American TV history.

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