noun, plural glo·ries,
verb (used without object), glo·ried, glo·ry·ing,
- gloriosa lily,
- glorious revolution,
- glory box,
- glory hole,
Origin of glory
Examples from the Web for glory
There is one final lesson to learn before he crosses the threshold from darkness to glory.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero|Regina Lizik|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They appear to see not atrocities but adventure, not gore but glory.
If only they had been able to live up to the glory of presidential progress!
But can a rap industry giant return to glory if no one is listening?
It was a cathartic moment for the brand, though far from a guarantee to help restore it to its glory days.
But his glory was growing dim and his power was withering into dust.
The cash book seemed to be father and mother, wife and child, comfort and consolation, joy and glory of both of them.Liverpool a few years since|James Aspinall
Like other young men, he was at first more attracted by glory and science than by the vanities of life.The Alkahest|Honore de Balzac
The Government of England will never rise to so exalted a pitch of glory, nor will its end be so fatal.Letters on England|Voltaire
There's not a trade agoing,Worth knowing or showing,Like that from glory growing!Says the bold soldier boy.
noun plural -ries
verb -ries, -rying or -ried
Word Origin for glory
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.
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.
see in one's glory.