Glory Glo"ry (gl[=o]"r[y^]; 111), n. [OE. glorie, OF. glorie, gloire, F. gloire, fr. L. gloria; prob. akin to Gr. kle`os, Skr. [,c]ravas glory, praise, [,c]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. [1913 Webster]

Glory to God in the highest. --Luke ii. 14. [1913 Webster]

Spread his glory through all countries wide. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Think it no glory to swell in tyranny. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

Jewels lose their glory if neglected. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Your sex's glory 't is to shine unknown. --Young. [1913 Webster]

3. Pride; boastfulness; arrogance. [1913 Webster]

In glory of thy fortunes. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

4. The presence of the Divine Being; the manifestations of the divine nature and favor to the blessed in heaven; celestial honor; heaven. [1913 Webster]

Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. --Ps. lxxiii. 24. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Note: This is the general term; when confined to the head it is properly called nimbus; when encircling the whole body, aureola or aureole. [1913 Webster]

{Glory hole}, an opening in the wall of a glass furnace, exposing the brilliant white light of the interior. --Knight.

{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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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