glory

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

noun, plural glo·ries,

verb (used without object), glo·ried, glo·ry·ing,

to exult with triumph; rejoice proudly (usually followed by in): Their father gloried in their success.
Obsolete. to boast.

interjection

Also glory be. Glory be to God (used to express surprise, elation, wonder, etc.).

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Idioms for glory

    glory days/years, the time of greatest achievement, popularity, success, or the like: the glory days of radio.
    go to glory, to die.Also go to one's glory.

Origin of glory

1300–50; Middle English < Old French glorie < Latin glōria

OTHER WORDS FROM glory

glo·ry·ing·ly, adverbself-glo·ry, nounself-glo·ry·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for glory

glory
/ (ˈɡlɔːrɪ) /

noun plural -ries

verb -ries, -rying or -ried

(intr often foll by in) to triumph or exult
(intr) obsolete to brag

interjection

informal a mild interjection to express pleasure or surprise (often in the exclamatory phrase glory be!)

Word Origin for glory

C13: from Old French glorie, from Latin glōria, of obscure origin
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Idioms and Phrases with glory

glory

see in one's glory.

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