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, glorificationnoun

    a state of high honor

    "he valued glory above life itself"

  2. glory, resplendence, resplendencynoun

    brilliant radiant beauty

    "the glory of the sunrise"

  3. aura, aureole, halo, nimbus, glory, glorioleverb

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

  4. gloryverb

    rejoice proudly

Wiktionary

  1. glorynoun

    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. glorynoun

    Honour and valour.

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

  3. glorynoun

    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. glorynoun

    Optical phenomenon caused by water droplets.

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

  5. gloryverb

    To exult with joy; to rejoice.

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

  6. gloryverb

    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. Glorynoun

    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. Glorynoun

    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. Glorynoun

    pride; boastfulness; arrogance

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

  4. Glorynoun

    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. Glorynoun

    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. Glorynoun

    to exult with joy; to rejoice

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

  7. Glorynoun

    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. Donald Duncan:

    In 1997 we were the fastest growing manufacturing metro area in the country and four years later it collapsed, what you can see on the ground today is 3,000 job openings. China's emergence as the world's low-cost producer and export superpower following its World Trade Organization entry in 2001 dealt a heavy blow to traditional industrial communities such as Hickory. Economists David Autor, David Dorn and Gordon Hanson have tried to separate the impact of trade from other factors affecting U.S. manufacturing employment and they estimate that between 1990 and 2007 Hickory lost 16 percent of its manufacturing jobs just due to surging imports from China. DEEP SCARS. Buffeted by other headwinds, such as the 1994 North American Free Trade agreement and the lifting of textile quotas in 2004, the area lost 40,000 manufacturing jobs overall, half the total, between 2000 and 2009. Nationally, more than 5 million manufacturing jobs have disappeared since 2000, a period that also included the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. The collapse left deep and still visible scars that help explain the appeal of Trump's pledge to bring back manufacturing's glory days. In Hickory, disability rolls soared more than 50 percent between 2000 and 2014, swollen by older workers who struggled to return to the workforce. At the same time, the share of the 25-34 year old in the population fell by almost a fifth between 2000 and 2010. Consequently, even as the unemployment rate tumbled from a peak above 15 percent in 2010 to 4.6 percent today, below the national average, so did the labor force participation rate. It fell from above 68 percent in 2000 to below 59 percent in 2014. Poverty levels doubled. Yet the manufacturing upswing in areas that suffered the most during the downturn is evident. Rust belt states, such as Michigan, Indiana and Ohio that may prove pivotal in the Nov. 8 presidential election, have been adding manufacturing jobs faster than the economy as a whole. Michigan, for example, which lost nearly half of its manufacturing jobs between 2000 and 2009, has since then seen a 25 percent rise, well above the 4 percent gain nationally. Manufacturing employment there is still well below the levels in the 1990s. Economists debate whether returning to that level is realistic given technological advances that have reduced manufacturing's share of the workforce from a high of above 30 percent in the 1950s to around 8 percent today. But they also feel that have already seen the bottom, particularly when it comes to China's impact.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Wherever there is an ignorant mass, you will see a flag of an ignorant leader fluctuating with glory!

  3. Raphael Warnock:

    You must know that this is a glimpse of God's vision of a more inclusive humanity that embraces all of God's children. I'm just grateful to be a part of this. I'm just grateful because I just want to serve, I just want to be a vessel, I just want to be an instrument, I just want to be a prism of God's glory so that God's glory can shine through me.

  4. Marcelene Cox:

    Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves.

  5. Lord William Beveridge:

    The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of the common man.

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