glory

glory
gloryingly, adv.
/glawr"ee, glohr"ee/, n., pl. glories, adj., v., gloried, glorying, interj.
n.
1. very great praise, honor, or distinction bestowed by common consent; renown: to win glory on the field of battle.
2. something that is a source of honor, fame, or admiration; a distinguished ornament or an object of pride: a sonnet that is one of the glories of English poetry.
3. adoring praise or worshipful thanksgiving: Give glory to God.
4. resplendent beauty or magnificence: the glory of autumn.
5. a state of great splendor, magnificence, or prosperity.
6. a state of absolute happiness, gratification, contentment, etc.: She was in her glory when her horse won the Derby.
7. the splendor and bliss of heaven; heaven.
8. a ring, circle, or surrounding radiance of light represented about the head or the whole figure of a sacred person, as Christ or a saint; a halo, nimbus, or aureole.
9. anticorona.
10. go to glory, to die. Also, go to one's glory.
adj.
11. glory days or years, the time of greatest achievement, popularity, success, or the like: the glory days of radio.
v.i.
12. to exult with triumph; rejoice proudly (usually fol. by in): Their father gloried in their success.
13. Obs. to boast.
14. Also, glory be. Glory be to God (used to express surprise, elation, wonder, etc.).
[1300-50; ME < OF glorie < L gloria]
Syn. 1. fame, eminence, celebrity. 4. brilliance, refulgence, effulgence.
Ant. 1. disgrace, obloquy.

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