glory: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (glôr'ē, glōr'ē), [key]
— n., pl. adj., v., interj. -ries, -ried, -ry•ing,
- very great praise, honor, or distinction bestowed by common consent; renown: to win glory on the field of battle.
- 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.
- adoring praise or worshipful thanksgiving: Give glory to God.
- resplendent beauty or magnificence: the glory of autumn.
- a state of great splendor, magnificence, or prosperity.
- a state of absolute happiness, gratification, contentment, etc.: She was in her glory when her horse won the Derby.
- the splendor and bliss of heaven; heaven.
- 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.
- to die.
- the time of greatest achievement, popularity, success, or the like: the glory days of radio.
- to exult with triumph; rejoice proudly (usually fol. by in): Their father gloried in their success.
- to boast.
- Glory be to God (used to express surprise, elation, wonder, etc.).
- glory (Thesaurus)