noun, plural glo·ries,
verb (used without object), glo·ried, glo·ry·ing,
Origin of glory
Synonyms for glory
Antonyms for glory
Related Words for glorydignity, majesty, celebrity, triumph, immortality, reputation, splendor, greatness, prestige, honor, grandeur, brilliance, luster, kudos, exaltation, renown, praise, magnificence, distinction, eminence
Examples from the Web for glory
Contemporary Examples of 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
October 28, 2014
They appear to see not atrocities but adventure, not gore but glory.How ISIS’s Colorado Girls Were Caught
October 22, 2014
If only they had been able to live up to the glory of presidential progress!Our Lame Cult of the Presidency
October 14, 2014
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.
Historical Examples of glory
It was his glory that he could sacrifice it at the call of duty.
Voices were raised saying we had to look to our past for the greatness and glory.
Ireland had proved the glory of Mr. Gladstone's administration.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
To get it all you must live there, to be interpenetrated by its glory of decay.The Conquest of Fear
She had no real notion yet of what is meant by the glory of God.Weighed and Wanting
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.