Glory definition

glôrē
Great honor, praise, or distinction accorded by common consent; renown.
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The condition of highest achievement, splendor, prosperity, etc.

Greece in her glory.

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Something conferring honor or renown.
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Adoration, praise, and thanksgiving offered in worship.
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The splendor and bliss of heaven; perfect happiness.
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Majestic beauty and splendor; resplendence.

The sun set in a blaze of glory.

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Radiant beauty or splendor; magnificence.
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A highly praiseworthy asset.

Your wit is your crowning glory.

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A height of achievement, enjoyment, or prosperity.

Ancient Rome in its greatest glory.

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Worshipful adoration or praise.
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A halo, nimbus, or aureole.
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To rejoice triumphantly; exult.

A sports team that gloried in its hard-won victory.

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Great beauty or splendour, that is so overwhelming it is considered powerful.
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Honour, admiration, or distinction, accorded by common consent to a person or thing; high reputation; renown.
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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.

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That quality in a person or thing which secures general praise or honour.
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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.
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To exult with joy; to rejoice.
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Heaven or the bliss of heaven.
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Great honor and admiration won by doing something important or valuable; fame; renown.
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A halo or its representation in art.
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Any circle of light.
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Anything bringing this.
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To be very proud; rejoice; exult.
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Optical phenomenon caused by water droplets.
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To boast; to be proud.
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gone to glory
  • dead
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in one's glory
  • at one's best, happiest, most gratified, etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
glory
Plural:
glories

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

gone to glory
in one's glory

Origin of glory

  • Middle English glorie from Old French from Latin glōria

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English glory, glorie, from Old French glorie (“glory”), from Latin glōria (“glory, fame, renown, praise, ambition, boasting”), from Proto-Indo-European *glōs-, *gals-, *galos- (“voice, cry”). Cognate with Ancient Greek κλέος (kléos, “rumor, report”), Old English ceallian (“to cry out, shout, call”). More at call.

    From Wiktionary