Gloria

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

noun

Liturgy.
  1. Gloria in Excelsis Deo.
  2. Gloria Patri.
  3. the response Gloria tibi, Domine, “Glory be to Thee, O Lord.”
(lowercase) a repetition of one of these.
(lowercase) a musical setting for one of these.
(lowercase) a halo, nimbus, or aureole, or an ornament in imitation of one.
(lowercase) a fabric of silk, cotton, nylon, or wool for umbrellas, dresses, etc., often with a filling of cotton warp and yarn of other fiber.
a female given name.

Origin of Gloria

1150–1200; Middle English < Latin; see glory

Definition for gloria (2 of 2)

sic transit gloria mundi
[ seek trahn-sit gloh-ri-ah moo n-dee; English sik tran-sit glawr-ee-uh muhn-dahy, -dee, glohr-, -zit ]
/ sik ˈtrɑn sɪt ˈgloʊ rɪˌɑ ˈmʊn di; English sɪk ˈtræn sɪt ˈglɔr i ə ˈmʌn daɪ, -di, ˈgloʊr-, -zɪt /

Latin.

thus passes away the glory of this world.
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British Dictionary definitions for gloria (1 of 3)

gloria
/ (ˈɡlɔːrɪə) /

noun

a silk, wool, cotton, or nylon fabric used esp for umbrellas
a halo or nimbus, esp as represented in art

Word Origin for gloria

C16: from Latin: glory

British Dictionary definitions for gloria (2 of 3)

Gloria
/ (ˈɡlɔːrɪə, -ˌɑː) /

noun

any of several doxologies beginning with the word Gloria, esp the Greater and the Lesser Doxologies
a musical setting of one of these

British Dictionary definitions for gloria (3 of 3)

sic transit gloria mundi
/ Latin (ˈsɪk ˈtrænsɪt ˈɡlɔːrɪˌɑː ˈmʊndiː) /

thus passes the glory of the world
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Culture definitions for gloria

Sic transit gloria mundi
[ (sik tran-sit glawr-ee-uh moon-dee) ]

Latin for “Thus passes away the glory of the world”; worldly things do not last.

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Idioms and Phrases with gloria

sic transit gloria mundi

Nothing on earth is permanent, as in His first three novels were bestsellers and now he can't even find an agent—sic transit gloria mundi. This expression, Latin for “Thus passes the glory of the world,” has been used in English since about 1600, and is familiar enough so that it is sometimes abbreviated to sic transit.

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