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Meaning of GLORY

Pronunciation:  'glowree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  brilliant radiant beauty; "the glory of the sunrise"
  2. [n]  an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint
  3. [n]  a state of high honor; "he valued glory above life itself"
  4. [v]  rejoice proudly

GLORY is a 5 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: aura, aureole, glorification, gloriole, halo, nimbus, resplendence, resplendency
 See Also: beauty, exult, honor, honour, jubilate, laurels, light, lightness, rejoice, triumph



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Glo"ry\, n. [OE. glorie, OF. glorie, gloire, F. gloire,
    fr. L. gloria; prob. akin to Gr. ?, Skr. ?ravas glory,
    praise, ?ru to hear. See {Loud}.]
    1. Praise, honor, admiration, or distinction, accorded by
       common consent to a person or thing; high reputation;
       honorable fame; renown.
             Glory to God in the highest.          --Luke ii. 14.
             Spread his glory through all countries wide.
    2. That quality in a person or thing which secures general
       praise or honor; that which brings or gives renown; an
       object of pride or boast; the occasion of praise;
       excellency; brilliancy; splendor.
             Think it no glory to swell in tyranny. --Sir P.
             Jewels lose their glory if neglected. --Shak.
             Your sex's glory 't is to shine unknown. --Young.
    3. Pride; boastfulness; arrogance.
             In glory of thy fortunes.             --Chapman.
    4. The presence of the Divine Being; the manifestations of
       the divine nature and favor to the blessed in heaven;
       celestial honor; heaven.
             Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward
             receive me to glory.                  --Ps. lxxiii.
    5. An emanation of light supposed to proceed from beings of
       peculiar sanctity. It is represented in art by rays of
       gold, or the like, proceeding from the head or body, or by
       a disk, or a mere line.
    Note: This is the general term; when confined to the head it
          is properly called nimbus; when encircling the whole
          body, aureola or aureole.
    {Glory hole}, an opening in the wall of a glass furnace,
       exposing the brilliant white light of the interior.
    {Glory pea} (Bot.), the name of two leguminous plants
       ({Clianthus Dampieri} and {C. puniceus}) of Australia and
       New Zeland. They have showy scarlet or crimson flowers.
    {Glory tree} (Bot.), a name given to several species of the
       verbenaceous genus {Clerodendron}, showy flowering shrubs
       of tropical regions.
  2. \Glo"ry\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gloried}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Glorying}.] [OE. glorien, OF. glorier, fr. L. gloriari, fr.
    gloria glory. See {Glory}, n.]
    1. To exult with joy; to rejoice.
             Glory ye in his holy name.            --Ps. cv.?
    2. To boast; to be proud.
             God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of
             our Lord Jesus Christ.                --Gal. vi. 14
             No one . . . should glory in his prosperity.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(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.

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