Gloria


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Glo·ri·a

 (glôr′ē-ə)
n.
1.
a. A Latin doxology beginning with the words Gloria Patri.
b. A Latin doxology that is the second item of the Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Mass and begins with the words Gloria in excelsis Deo.
2. A musical setting for either of these doxologies.
3. gloria A halo or nimbus.

[Middle English, from Late Latin Glōria, from Latin glōria, glory.]

gloria

(ˈɡlɔːrɪə)
n
1. (Textiles) a silk, wool, cotton, or nylon fabric used esp for umbrellas
2. (Art Terms) a halo or nimbus, esp as represented in art
[C16: from Latin: glory]

Gloria

(ˈɡlɔːrɪə; -ˌɑː)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) any of several doxologies beginning with the word Gloria, esp the Greater and the Lesser Doxologies
2. (Music, other) a musical setting of one of these

Glo•ri•a in Ex•cel•sis De•o

(ˈglɔr i ə ɪn ɛkˈsɛl sɪs ˈdeɪ oʊ, ˈgloʊr-)
n.
the hymn beginning “Glory in the highest to God.”

gloria

A Latin word meaning glory, used to mean a hymn in praise of God that begins with this word.
References in classic literature ?
Qui de contemnenda gloria libros scribunt, nomen, suum inscribunt.
These are the documents in the extraordinary case of the Gloria Scott, and this is the message which struck Justice of the Peace Trevor dead with horror when he read it.
They are endorsed outside, as you see, 'Some particulars of the voyage of the bark Gloria Scott, from her leaving Falmouth on the 8th October, 1855, to her destruction in N.
The case might have been dealt leniently with, but the laws were more harshly administered thirty years ago than now, and on my twenty-third birthday I found myself chained as a felon with thirty-seven other convicts in 'tween-decks of the bark Gloria Scott, bound for Australia.
The Gloria Scott had been in the Chinese tea-trade, but she was an old-fashioned, heavy-bowed, broad-beamed craft, and the new clippers had cut her out.
A few seconds later a roar like thunder burst upon our ears, and as the smoke thinned away there was no sign left of the Gloria Scott.
Be the cause what I may, it was the end of the Gloria Scott and of the rabble who held command of her.
The transport ship Gloria Scott was set down by the Admiralty as being lost at sea, and no word has ever leaked out as to her true fate.
Then the candles were relit and he was told that he would see the full light; the bandage was again removed and more than ten voices said together: "Sic transit gloria mundi.
I believe a nice rich brown would just suit Anne, and William Blair has some new gloria in that's real pretty.
Oh, how pretty it was--a lovely soft brown gloria with all the gloss of silk; a skirt with dainty frills and shirrings; a waist elaborately pintucked in the most fashionable way, with a little ruffle of filmy lace at the neck.
I remember the first pretty dress I ever had--the brown gloria Matthew gave me for our school concert.