- The definition of glory is great praise and recognition won by doing something important and the praise offered to God.
- An example of glory is when you save a child's life and are suddenly famous and praised by all.
- An example of glory is what the saints and angels enjoy in heaven.
- An example of glory is when you restore on old, falling down mansion and put it back to the magnificent state it was in, restoring its former glory.
glory definition by Webster's New World
- great honor and admiration won by doing something important or valuable; fame; renown
- anything bringing this
- worshipful adoration or praise
- the condition of highest achievement, splendor, prosperity, etc.: Greece in her glory
- radiant beauty or splendor; magnificence
- heaven or the bliss of heaven
- a halo or its representation in art
- any circle of light
Origin: Middle English glorie ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin gloria
glory definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. glo·ries
- Great honor, praise, or distinction accorded by common consent; renown.
- Something conferring honor or renown.
- A highly praiseworthy asset: Your wit is your crowning glory.
- Adoration, praise, and thanksgiving offered in worship.
- Majestic beauty and splendor; resplendence: The sun set in a blaze of glory.
- The splendor and bliss of heaven; perfect happiness.
- A height of achievement, enjoyment, or prosperity: ancient Rome in its greatest glory.
- A halo, nimbus, or aureole. Also called gloriole.
Origin: Middle English glorie, from Old French, from Latin glōria.
glory - Phrases/Idioms
gone to glory
in one's glory