glory: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (glôr'ē, glōr'ē), [key]
— n., pl. adj., v., interj. -ries, -ried, -ry•ing,
  1. very great praise, honor, or distinction bestowed by common consent; renown: to win glory on the field of battle.
  2. something that is a source of honor, fame, or admiration; a distinguished ornament or an object of pride: a sonnet that is one of the glories of English poetry.
  3. adoring praise or worshipful thanksgiving: Give glory to God.
  4. resplendent beauty or magnificence: the glory of autumn.
  5. a state of great splendor, magnificence, or prosperity.
  6. a state of absolute happiness, gratification, contentment, etc.: She was in her glory when her horse won the Derby.
  7. the splendor and bliss of heaven; heaven.
  8. a ring, circle, or surrounding radiance of light represented about the head or the whole figure of a sacred person, as Christ or a saint; a halo, nimbus, or aureole.
  9. anticorona.
  10. to die.
  1. the time of greatest achievement, popularity, success, or the like: the glory days of radio.
  1. to exult with triumph; rejoice proudly (usually fol. by in): Their father gloried in their success.
  2. to boast.
  1. Glory be to God (used to express surprise, elation, wonder, etc.).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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