Glory



[glawr-ee, glohr-ee] /ˈglɔr i, ˈgloʊr i/

noun, plural glories
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.
.
verb (used without object), gloried, glorying
10.
to exult with triumph; rejoice proudly (usually followed by in):
Their father gloried in their success.
11.
Obsolete. to boast.
interjection
12.
Also, glory be. Glory be to God (used to express surprise, elation, wonder, etc.).
Idioms
13.
glory days / years, the time of greatest achievement, popularity, success, or the like:
the glory days of radio.
14.
go to glory, to die.
Also, go to one’s glory.
/ˈɡlɔːrɪ/
noun (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.
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.
the beauty and bliss of heaven
7.
a state of extreme happiness or prosperity
8.
another word for halo, nimbus
verb -ries, -rying, -ried
9.
(intransitive) often foll by in. to triumph or exult
10.
(intransitive) (obsolete) to brag
interjection
11.
(informal) a mild interjection to express pleasure or surprise (often in the exclamatory phrase glory be!)
n.

c.1200, gloire “the splendor of God or Christ; praise offered to God, worship,” from Old French glorie (11c., Modern French gloire), from Latin gloria “fame, renown, great praise or honor,” of uncertain origin.

Greek doxa “expectation” (Homer), later “opinion, fame,” and ultimately “glory,” was used in Biblical writing to translate a Hebrew word which had a sense of “brightness, splendor, magnificence, majesty,” and this subsequently was translated as Latin gloria, which has colored that word’s meaning in most European tongues. Wuldor was an Old English word used in this sense. Sense of “magnificence” is c.1300 in English. Meaning “worldly honor, fame, renown” of “the kingdom of Heaven,” and of “one who is a source of glory” are from mid-14c. Latin also had gloriola “a little fame.” Glory days was in use by 1970.
v.

mid-14c., “rejoice,” from Old French gloriier and directly from Latin gloriari “to boast, vaunt, brag, pride oneself,” from gloria (see glory). Related: Gloried; glorying.

(Heb. kabhod; Gr. doxa). (1.) Abundance, wealth, treasure, and hence honour (Ps. 49:12); glory (Gen. 31:1; Matt. 4:8; Rev. 21:24, 26). (2.) Honour, dignity (1 Kings 3:13; Heb. 2:7 1 Pet. 1:24); of God (Ps. 19:1; 29:1); of the mind or heart (Gen. 49:6; Ps. 7:5; Acts 2:46). (3.) Splendour, brightness, majesty (Gen. 45:13; Isa. 4:5; Acts 22:11; 2 Cor. 3:7); of Jehovah (Isa. 59:19; 60:1; 2 Thess. 1:9). (4.) The glorious moral attributes, the infinite perfections of God (Isa. 40:5; Acts 7:2; Rom. 1:23; 9:23; Eph. 1:12). Jesus is the “brightness of the Father’s glory” (Heb. 1:3; John 1:14; 2:11). (5.) The bliss of heaven (Rom. 2:7, 10; 5:2; 8:18; Heb. 2:10; 1 Pet. 5:1, 10). (6.) The phrase “Give glory to God” (Josh. 7:19; Jer. 13:16) is a Hebrew idiom meaning, “Confess your sins.” The words of the Jews to the blind man, “Give God the praise” (John 9:24), are an adjuration to confess. They are equivalent to, “Confess that you are an impostor,” “Give God the glory by speaking the truth;” for they denied that a miracle had been wrought.

see: in one’s glory

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