I. noun (plural glories) Etymology: Middle English glorie, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin gloria Date: 14th century 1. a. praise, honor, or distinction extended by common consent ; renown b. worshipful praise, honor, and thanksgiving <
giving glory to God
2. a. something that secures praise or renown <
the glory of a brilliant career
b. a distinguished quality or asset 3. a. (1) great beauty and splendor ; magnificence <
the glory that was Greece and the grandeur that was Rome — E. A. Poe
(2) something marked by beauty or resplendence <
a perfect glory of a day
b. the splendor and beatific happiness of heaven; broadly eternity 4. a. a state of great gratification or exaltation <
when she's acting she's in her glory
b. a height of prosperity or achievement 5. a ring or spot of light: as a. aureole b. a halo appearing around the shadow of an object II. intransitive verb (gloried; glorying) Date: 14th century to rejoice proudly — used with in III. interjection or glory be Date: 1816 — used to express surprise or delight

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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