glory

Definitions

  • The Glory of Reims
    The Glory of Reims
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v glory rejoice proudly
    • n glory brilliant radiant beauty "the glory of the sunrise"
    • n glory an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint
    • n glory a state of high honor "he valued glory above life itself"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Captain William Driver, skipper of the brig Charles Doggett, was the first person to call the American flag "Old Glory". He made a ceremony of it in 1824.
    • Glory 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.
    • Glory 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.""Spread his glory through all countries wide."
    • Glory Pride; boastfulness; arrogance. "In glory of thy fortunes."
    • Glory 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.""Jewels lose their glory if neglected.""Your sex's glory 't is to shine unknown."
    • Glory 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 ."
    • Glory To boast; to be proud. "God forbid that I should glory , save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.""No one . . . should glory in his prosperity."
    • Glory To exult with joy; to rejoice. "Glory ye in his holy name."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1831, Captain William Driver, a shipmaster from Salem, Massachusetts, left on one of his many world voyages. Friends presented him with a flag of 24 stars. As the banner opened to the ocean breeze, he exclaimed, "Old Glory." He kept his flag for many years, protecting it during the Civil War, until it was flown over the Tennessee capital. His "Old Glory" became a nickname for all American flags.
    • n glory Exalted praise, honor, or distinction accorded by common consent to a person or thing; honorable fame; renown; celebrity.
    • n glory A state of greatness or renown; exaltation; magnificence; pomp.
    • n glory Brightness; splendor; luster; brilliancy.
    • n glory The eternal splendor and happiness of heaven; celestial bliss.
    • n glory Distinguished honor or ornament; that of which one boasts or may boast; that of which one is or may be proud; peculiar distinction; pride.
    • n glory An attribute, adjunct, characteristic, quality, or action that renders glorious or illustrious: chiefly in the plural: as, the glories of a great reign; the glories of the stage.
    • n glory A state of glorying; exultant elation; vainglory.
    • n glory Pride of purpose; laudable ambition.
    • n glory In religious symbolism, a mark of great dignity, consisting of a combination of the nimbus and the aureola—that is, of the luminous halo (nimbus) encircling the head of the Deity, of Christ, of the Virgin Mary, and more rarely and less properly of saints, etc., and the radiance or luminous emanation (aureola) encompassing the whole person. Popularly, it is frequently confounded with the nimbus. See aureola, nimbus.
    • n glory A concentered burst of sunlight through clouds, as after a storm; a sunburst; a luminous glow of reflected light upon clouds.
    • n glory Synonyms Fame, Renown, Honor, Glory. Fame is simply report, repute, whereby one is made widely known for what one is, does, etc.; it may be good or bad, and is thus essentially the same as celebrity: as, an evil fame attaches to all traitors. Renown expresses the same idea through the notion that one is named again and again by the same persons and continually by new persons; it may be bad, but is generally good. Fame may be a weak word, but renown is always strong. Honor is the least external of these words, indicating often only a respectful frame of mind toward another: as, to hold one in honor. The word, however, sometimes has the meaning of a wide and excellent fame. It is the only one of the series that means acts or words of tribute. Glory is superlative fame or honor, but not necessarily of wide extent.
    • glory To exult; rejoice: always with in.
    • glory To be boastful; exult arrogantly: always with in.
    • glory To make glorious; glorify; magnify and honor.
    • glory To defile; make dirty.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Glory glō′ri renown: honour: the occasion of praise: an object of pride: excellency: splendour: brightness: in religious symbolism, a combination of the nimbus and the aureola, but often erroneously used for the nimbus: a burst of sunlight: a luminous glow of reflected light upon clouds: vain-glory:
    • v.i Glory to boast: to be proud of anything: to exult:—pa.p. glō′ried
    • n Glory glō′ri (B.) the presence of God: the manifestation of God to the blessed in heaven: heaven
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Quotations

  • Latin Proverb
    Latin Proverb
    “Glory is the shadow of virtue.”
  • William T. Sherman
    William T. Sherman
    “There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but boys it is all hell.”
  • Socrates
    Socrates
    “The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be.”
  • Lord Alfred Tennyson
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    “There's no glory like those who save their country.”
  • Jonathan Swift
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    “Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age.”
  • Moliere
    Moliere
    “The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.”

Idioms

Glory hound - A glory hound is a person seeking popularity, fame and glory.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. glorie, OF. glorie, gloire, F. gloire, fr. L. gloria,; prob. akin to Gr. kle`os, Skr. çravas, glory, praise, çru, to hear. See Loud
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. glorie—L. gloria (for cloria), akin to clarus, from root of L. cluēre, Gr. klu-ein, to be famed; Eng. loud.

Usage

In literature:

Oh, death of glory, thus to die!
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Lost in France would be my glory.
"With Spurs of Gold" by Frances Nimmo Greene
The glory of nations, great souls, great minds, their works, their deeds, all must serve to complement his victory.
"My Recollections of Lord Byron" by Teresa Guiccioli
As Man in Glory, crowned with glory and honor, He is occupied in a present work.
"The Work Of Christ" by A. C. Gaebelein
Bethany's Lord has been for centuries enthroned amid the glories of a brighter home.
"Memories of Bethany" by John Ross Macduff
Holiness is that awful glory by which Divinity is separated from all that is created.
"Holy in Christ" by Andrew Murray
But the one whom it should frighten rejoices, glories in the glory of the flames, jubilates.
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have seen; and ye shall haste and bring down my father hither.
"Select Masterpieces of Biblical Literature" by Various
His fame is as wide as the world: he is one of the few who have gained abiding glory.
"A Handful of Stars" by Frank W. Boreham
The first thought which surged in upon him was the glory of that life which had been his up to the moment when sorrow engulfed him.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
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In poetry:

The glory of a wondrous thing:
the Christmas Mystery.
The strange and lovely story of
our Lord’s nativity.
"Message of Christmas" by Patience Strong
A puppet show of glory,
These were but painted toys.
The princess of the story
She queened my heart and joys.
"The Eternal Infant" by Manmohan Ghose
Who likes to lie and linger
Until the rising moon
Shows all her midnight glories
High o'er the Lough of Cloon;
"A Rover" by Clinton Scollard
The moon in silver glory shone,
And not a cloud in sight;
When suddenly a shade begun
To intercept her light.
"The Moon In Silver Glory Shone" by John Newton
We raise our shouts, O God, to thee,
And send them to thy throne;
All glory to th' united Three,
The undivided One.
"Hymn 35" by Isaac Watts
Raised from the dead we live anew;
And, justified by grace,
We shall appear in glory too,
And see our Father's face.
"Hymn 111" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Despite occasional outbursts of cup success, Tottenham has yet to recapture the glory days of 1960-61 when it became the first team of the 20th century to win the English league and cup double.
Despite occasional outbursts of cup success such as this year's Carling Cup win, Tottenham has never recaptured the glory days of 1960-61.
Texas sheriffs in all their glory.
I thought I had never seen such a beautiful vine other than morning glories in all my experiences.
View full size The Christian jazz band Power & Glory played Oct 15 at the Montevallo Art Walk and is scheduled to play outdoors again Sunday at 5 pm at First Baptist Church of Pelham's fall festival.
Morning Glory Starring Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Jeff Goldblum.
Anything that steals from His glory.
Indy Glory, dam of two stakes-placed runners, foaled a.
"My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons" (James 2:1).
Visual Art / Film The Glory of Impermanence : Extraordinary Rivers and Tides Screens Free Tonight at Frist.
Veterans helped raise Old Glory as the crowd recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
"Wave On, Old Glory, Wave On," from the three-disc CD collection This Is My America, was one of the most downloaded and streamed tracks at country radio on Inauguration Day , Jan 20.
News Toddler struck by vehicle at Loafer 's Glory Tuesday.
Old Glory, The Red, White and Blue, The Star Spangled Banner, no matter what you call it, the American Flag is a symbol of our country, patriotism, and sacrifice.
While restoring the longleaf to its original range may be impossible, landowners today can help bring back some of the tree's original glory and enjoy a host of benefits by incorporating longleaf pine into their management plan.
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In science:

Being able to model space-times both at the local and global scales is one of the glories of General Relativity.
Isometry germs and related structures
While many demanding fundamental issues have prevented it from reaching at the moment the same glory and a unified language as its commutative counterpart from Grothendieck’s school, it is a constant growing sub ject.
Azumaya-type noncommutative spaces and morphisms therefrom: Polchinski's D-branes in string theory from Grothendieck's viewpoint
The experiment by Tonomura and colleagues at Hitachi unambiguosly demonstrated the single electron interference phenomenon in all its glory, brilliantly capturing the image of the interference patterns in the now famous picture (Fig.3).
Quantum interference of molecules -- probing the wave nature of matter
In the search for an automatic process by which mathematical questions could be decided, Turing envisaged a thoroughly mechanical device, in fact a kind of glorified typewriter (fig. 7).
Quantum Computing
Hardy gave himself a score of 25, Littlewood 30, Hilbert 80, and Ramanujan 100.”) The adventure of the human existence can be justified by the rare instances of inspired human conduct and by the glory of the inventive human mind.
And free lunch for all...
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