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glo·ry

 (glôr′ē)
n. pl. glo·ries
1. Great honor, praise, or distinction accorded by common consent; renown.
2. Something conferring honor or renown.
3. A highly praiseworthy asset: Your wit is your crowning glory.
4. Adoration, praise, and thanksgiving offered in worship.
5. Majestic beauty and splendor; resplendence: The sun set in a blaze of glory.
6. The splendor and bliss of heaven; perfect happiness.
7. A height of achievement, enjoyment, or prosperity: ancient Rome in its greatest glory.
8. A halo, nimbus, or aureole. Also called gloriole.
intr.v. glo·ried, glo·ry·ing, glo·ries
To rejoice triumphantly; exult: a sports team that gloried in its hard-won victory.

[Middle English glorie, from Old French, from Latin glōria.]

glory

(ˈɡlɔːrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. exaltation, praise, or honour, as that accorded by general consent: the glory for the exploit went to the captain.
2. something that brings or is worthy of praise (esp in the phrase crowning glory)
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) thanksgiving, adoration, or worship: glory be to God.
4. pomp; splendour: the glory of the king's reign.
5. radiant beauty; resplendence: the glory of the sunset.
6. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the beauty and bliss of heaven
7. a state of extreme happiness or prosperity
8. another word for halo, nimbus
vb, -ries, -rying or -ried
9. (often foll by: in) to triumph or exult
10. (intr) obsolete to brag
interj
informal a mild interjection to express pleasure or surprise (often in the exclamatory phrase glory be!)
[C13: from Old French glorie, from Latin glōria, of obscure origin]

glo•ry

(ˈglɔr i, ˈgloʊr i)

n., pl. -ries, n.
1. very great praise, honor, or distinction bestowed by common consent; renown.
2. something that is a source of honor, fame, or admiration; an object of pride: one of the glories of English poetry.
3. adoring praise or worshipful thanksgiving.
4. resplendent beauty or magnificence: the glory of autumn.
5. a state of great splendor or prosperity.
6. a state of absolute happiness, gratification, etc.: to be in one's glory.
7. the splendor and bliss of heaven; heaven.
v.i.
8. to exult with triumph; rejoice proudly (usu. fol. by in): Their parents gloried in their success.
9. Obs. to boast.
interj.
10. Also, glo′ry be′. Glory be to God (used to express surprise, elation, etc.).
Idioms:
go to (one's) glory, to die.
[1300–50; Middle English < Old French glorie < Latin glōria]

glory


Past participle: gloried
Gerund: glorying

Imperative
glory
glory
Present
I glory
you glory
he/she/it glories
we glory
you glory
they glory
Preterite
I gloried
you gloried
he/she/it gloried
we gloried
you gloried
they gloried
Present Continuous
I am glorying
you are glorying
he/she/it is glorying
we are glorying
you are glorying
they are glorying
Present Perfect
I have gloried
you have gloried
he/she/it has gloried
we have gloried
you have gloried
they have gloried
Past Continuous
I was glorying
you were glorying
he/she/it was glorying
we were glorying
you were glorying
they were glorying
Past Perfect
I had gloried
you had gloried
he/she/it had gloried
we had gloried
you had gloried
they had gloried
Future
I will glory
you will glory
he/she/it will glory
we will glory
you will glory
they will glory
Future Perfect
I will have gloried
you will have gloried
he/she/it will have gloried
we will have gloried
you will have gloried
they will have gloried
Future Continuous
I will be glorying
you will be glorying
he/she/it will be glorying
we will be glorying
you will be glorying
they will be glorying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been glorying
you have been glorying
he/she/it has been glorying
we have been glorying
you have been glorying
they have been glorying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been glorying
you will have been glorying
he/she/it will have been glorying
we will have been glorying
you will have been glorying
they will have been glorying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been glorying
you had been glorying
he/she/it had been glorying
we had been glorying
you had been glorying
they had been glorying
Conditional
I would glory
you would glory
he/she/it would glory
we would glory
you would glory
they would glory
Past Conditional
I would have gloried
you would have gloried
he/she/it would have gloried
we would have gloried
you would have gloried
they would have gloried
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glory - a state of high honor; "he valued glory above life itself"
honour, laurels, honor - the state of being honored
2.glory - brilliant radiant beauty; "the glory of the sunrise"
beauty - the qualities that give pleasure to the senses
3.glory - an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saintglory - an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint
lightness, light - the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures; "he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark"
Verb1.glory - rejoice proudly
exuberate, exult, jubilate, rejoice, triumph - to express great joy; "Who cannot exult in Spring?"

glory

verb
1. triumph, boast, relish, revel, crow, drool, gloat, exult, take delight, pride yourself The workers were glorying in their new-found freedom.
Quotations
"We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write on contempt of glory, inscribe their names" [Cicero Pro Archia]
"The paths of glory lead but to the grave" [Thomas Gray Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard]
"Not in utter nakedness,"
"But trailing clouds of glory do we come" [William Wordsworth Intimations of Immortality]

glory

noun
1. A position of exalted widely recognized importance:
2. Something meriting the highest praise or regard:
verb
To feel or express an uplifting joy over a success or victory:
Translations
شُهْرَه، شَرَفعَظَمَهمَجْدمَفْخَرَه، مَجْديُفاخِر، يَتَباهى
slávačestchloubanacházet potěšenínádhera
æreglanshæderherlighednyde
kunniaylistysglooria
slava
dicsfényörül
dÿrîheiîur, sæmdstoltvera alsæll yfir
栄誉
영광명예
didybėdidžiuotisdžiūgauti iš pasigėrėjimoliaupsinimaspažiba
godskrāšņumslepnumslepotieslieliskums
byť hrdý nanachádzať potešenie v
slavaveličina
ära
ความมีชื่อเสียง
görkemgurur kaynağıgururlanmakgüzellikövünmek
славачесть
sự huy hoàng

glory

[ˈglɔːrɪ]
A. N
1. (= honour, fame, Rel) → gloria f
glory be!¡gracias a Dios!
she was in her gloryestaba toda ufana
Rome at the height of its gloryRoma en la cima de su gloria
she led her team to Olympic glorycondujo a su equipo a la victoria olímpica
to go to glory (o.f.) → subir a los cielos
see also reflect A2
2. (= splendour) → gloria f, esplendor m
B. VI to glory in [+ one's success etc] → enorgullecerse or jactarse de; [+ another's misfortune] → disfrutar maliciosamente de
the café glories in the name of El Doradoel café tiene el magnífico nombre de El Dorado
C. CPD glory hole Ncuarto m or cajón m en desorden, leonera f
his room is something of a glory holesu habitación parece un trastero

glory

[ˈglɔːri]
n
[hero] → gloire f
moment of glory → moment de gloire
to go out in a blaze of glory → partir auréolé de gloire
(= beauty) → splendeur f
past glories → la gloire passée
to be at the height of its glory [city, empire] → être au sommet de sa gloire
vi
to glory in sth → se glorifier de qchglory hole ncapharnaüm m

glory

n
(= honour, fame)Ruhm m; moment of gloryRuhmesstunde f; covered in gloryruhmbedeckt; she led her team to Olympic glorysie führte ihre Mannschaft zu olympischen Ehren
(= praise)Ehre f; glory to God in the highestEhre sei Gott in der Höhe; glory be! (dated inf)du lieber Himmel! (inf)
(= beauty, magnificence)Herrlichkeit f; the glories of the past, past gloriesvergangene Herrlichkeiten pl; the glories of the desertdie Schönheiten plder Wüste; the rose in all its glorydie Rose in ihrer ganzen Pracht or Herrlichkeit; Rome at the height of its gloryRom in seiner Blütezeit; they restored the car to its former glorysie restaurierten das Auto, bis es seine frühere Schönheit wiedererlangt hatte
(= source of pride)Stolz m
(= celestial bliss) the saints in glorydie Heiligen in der himmlischen Herrlichkeit; Christ in gloryChristus in seiner Herrlichkeit; to go to glory (euph liter)ins ewige Leben or in die Ewigkeit eingehen (euph liter)
vi to glory in somebody’s attentionjds Aufmerksamkeit genießen; to glory in one’s/somebody’s successsich in seinem/jds Erfolg sonnen; to glory in the knowledge/fact that …das Wissen/die Tatsache, dass …, voll auskosten; they gloried in showing me my mistakessie genossen es or kosteten es voll aus, mir meine Fehler zu zeigen; to glory in the name/title of …den stolzen Namen/Titelführen

glory

[ˈglɔːrɪ]
1. ngloria; (splendour) → splendore m, magnificenza
Rome at the height of its glory → Roma all'apogeo della gloria
she's in her glory there (fam) → ci sguazza in quella situazione
there she was in all her glory (fam) → stavain tutto il suo splendore
glory be! (fam) → buon Dio!
2. vi to glory in sth (one's success) → gloriarsi di qc; (another's misfortune) → gustare or assaporare qc

glory

(ˈgloːri) plural ˈglories noun
1. fame or honour. glory on the field of battle; He took part in the competition for the glory of the school.
2. a source of pride, fame etc. This building is one of the many glories of Venice.
3. the quality of being magnificent. The sun rose in all its glory.
verb
to take great pleasure in. He glories in his work as an architect.
ˈglorify (-fai) verb
1. to make (something) seem better than it is. That book glorified war.
2. to praise.
ˌglorifiˈcation (-fi-) noun
ˈglorious adjective
1. splendid; deserving great praise. a glorious career/victory.
2. very pleasant; delightful. glorious weather; Isn't the sunshine glorious?
ˈgloriously adverb

glory

مَجْد sláva ære Ruhm δόξα gloria kunnia gloire slava gloria 栄誉 영광 glorie ære sława glória слава ära ความมีชื่อเสียง zafer sự huy hoàng 荣誉
References in classic literature ?
The year is gone, we still unite To joke and laugh and read, And tread the path of literature That doth to glory lead.
If I am fortunate and an angel of God should appear, David will see the beauty and glory of God made manifest to man.
The soul of her youth clamored for its rights; for a share in the world's glory and exultation.
At length the sun set in a flood of glory, behind the distant western hills, and as darkness drew its veil around the secluded spot the sounds of preparation diminished; the last light finally disappeared from the log cabin of some officer; the trees cast their deeper shadows over the mounds and the rippling stream, and a silence soon pervaded the camp, as deep as that which reigned in the vast forest by which it was environed.
Here, where the hand of violence shed the blood of the innocent; where the horrid yells of savages, and the groans of the distressed, sounded in our ears, we now hear the praises and adoration of our Creator; where wretched wigwams stood, the miserable abodes of savages, we behold the foundations of cities laid, that, in all probability, will rival the glory of the greatest upon earth.
In the hasty furnishing of this Aladdin's palace, the slaves of the ring had evidently seized upon anything that would add to its glory, without reference always to fitness.
These were some of the fantasies which she had long dreamed about; and, aided by these, Uncle Venner's casual attempt at encouragement kindled a strange festal glory in the poor, bare, melancholy chambers of her brain, as if that inner world were suddenly lighted up with gas.
If, in our country, valour were rewarded by heraldic honour, this phrase -- which it seems so easy to speak, but which only he, with such a task of danger and glory before him, has ever spoken -- would be the best and fittest of all mottoes for the General's shield of arms.
I abandon the glory and distinction of such offices to those who like them.
It was in Queen Anne's time that the bone was in its glory, the farthingale being then all the fashion.
Die on the field of battle, Die on the field of battle, Glory in my soul.
It was a deep and satisfying pleasure to see the sun create the new morning, and gradually, patiently, lovingly, clothe it on with splendor after splendor, and glory after glory, till the miracle was complete.