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English Word:

glory


English Pronunciation:

glo•ry


Noun:


⇨Etymology

(Old English) glorie, (Old French) glorie, gloire, (French) gloire, from (Latin) gloria; probably akin to (Greek) glory, praise, to hear. See Loud.


⇨Definition

1. Praise, honor, admiration, or distinction, accorded by common consent to a person or thing; high reputation; honorable fame; renown. Glory to God in the highest. Luke ii. 14. Spread his glory through all countries wide. Spenser.

2. That quality in a person or thing which secures general praise or honor; that which brings or gives renown; an object of pride or boast; the occasion of praise; excellency; brilliancy; splendor. Think it no glory to swell in tyranny. Sir P. Sidney. Jewels lose their glory if neglected. (Shakespeare) Your sex's glory 't is to shine unknown. Young.

3. Pride; boastfulness; arrogance. In glory of thy fortunes. Chapman.

4. The presence of the Divine Being; the manifestations of the divine nature and favor to the blessed in heaven; celestial honor; heaven. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Psalms lxxiii. 24.

5. An emanation of light supposed to proceed from beings of peculiar sanctity. It is represented in art by rays of gold, or the like, proceeding from the head or body, or by a disk, or a mere line.

Note: This is the general term; when confined to the head it is properly called nimbus; when encircling the whole body, aureola or aureole. Glory hole, an opening in the wall of a glass furnace, exposing the brilliant white light of the interior. Knight. -- Glory pea (Botanical), the name of two leguminous plants (Clianthus Dampieri and Centigrade puniceus) of Australia and New Zeland. They have showy scarlet or crimson flowers. -- Glory tree (Botanical), a name given to several species of the verbenaceous genus Clerodendron, showy flowering shrubs of tropical regions.



Intransitive Verb:


⇨Etymology

imperfect & past participle Gloried; present participle & verbal noun Glorying. ; (Old English) glorien, (Old French) glorier, from (Latin) gloriari, from gloria glory. See Glory, noun


⇨Definition

[imperfect & past participle Gloried; present participle & verbal noun Glorying.]

1. To exult with joy; to rejoice. Glory ye in his holy name. Psalms cv.

2. To boast; to be proud. God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Galen vi. 14 No one... should glory in his prosperity. Richardson.



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Wiktionary

Etymology:

From Middle English glory, glorie, from Old French glorie (“glory”), from Latin glōria (“glory, fame, renown, praise, ambition, boasting”), from Proto-Indo-European *glōs-, *gals-, *galos- (“voice, cry”). Cognate with Ancient Greek κλέος (kléos, “rumor, report”), Old English ceallian (“to cry out, shout, call”). More at call.


Noun:

glory (plural glories) Great beauty or splendour, that is so overwhelming it is considered powerful. 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 5, The Mirror and the Lamp: He was thinking; but the glory of the song, the swell from the great organ, the clustered lights, , the height and vastness of this noble fane, its antiquity and its strength—all these things seemed to have their part as causes of the thrilling emotion that accompanied his thoughts. Honour, admiration, or distinction, accorded by common consent to a person or thing; high reputation; renown. Spenser Spread his glory through all countries wide. That quality in a person or thing which secures general praise or honour. Sir Philip Sidney Think it no glory to swell in tyranny. Shakespeare Jewels lose their glory if neglected. Worship or praise. Bible, Luke ii. 14 Glory to God in the highest. Optical phenomenon caused by water droplets. Victory; success. 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 4, Mr. Pratt's Patients: Then he commenced to talk, really talk. and inside of two flaps of a herring's fin he had me mesmerized, like Eben Holt's boy at the town hall show. He talked about the ills of humanity, and the glories of health and Nature and service and land knows what all. 2012 May 13, Alistair Magowan, “Sunderland 0-1 Man Utd”, BBC Sport: But, with United fans in celebratory mood as it appeared their team might snatch glory, they faced an anxious wait as City equalised in stoppage time. An emanation of light supposed to proceed from beings of peculiar sanctity. It is represented in art by rays of gold, or the like, proceeding from the head or body, or by a disk, or a mere line. (obsolete) Pride; boastfulness; arrogance. Chapman in glory of thy fortunes


Verb:

glory (third-person singular simple present glories, present participle glorying, simple past and past participle gloried) To exult with joy; to rejoice. 1891: Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles He says he glories in what happened, and that good may be done indirectly; but I wish he would not so wear himself out now he is getting old, and would leave such pigs to their wallowing. To boast; to be proud.


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