[syn: aura, aureole, halo, nimbus, glory, gloriole]
1. rejoice proudly;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Glory \Glo"ry\ (gl[=o]"r[y^]; 111), n. [OE. glorie, OF. glorie,
gloire, F. gloire, fr. L. gloria; prob. akin to Gr. kle`os,
Skr. [,c]ravas glory, praise, [,c]ru to hear. See Loud.]
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.
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.
Jewels lose their glory if neglected. --Shak.
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. --Ps. lxxiii.
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.
Glory pea (Bot.), the name of two leguminous plants
(Clianthus Dampieri and C. puniceus) of Australia and
New Zeland. They have showy scarlet or crimson flowers.
Glory tree (Bot.), a name given to several species of the
verbenaceous genus Clerodendron, showy flowering shrubs
of tropical regions.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Glory \Glo"ry\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gloried; p. pr. & vb. n.
Glorying.] [OE. glorien, OF. glorier, fr. L. gloriari, fr.
gloria glory. See Glory, n.]
1. To exult with joy; to rejoice.
Glory ye in his holy name. --Ps. cv.?
2. To boast; to be proud.
God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of
our Lord Jesus Christ. --Gal. vi. 14
No one . . . should glory in his prosperity.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a state of high honor; "he valued glory above life itself"
[syn: glory, glorification]
2: brilliant radiant beauty; "the glory of the sunrise" [syn:
glory, resplendence, resplendency]
3: an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a
saint [syn: aura, aureole, halo, nimbus, glory,
v 1: rejoice proudly
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
273 Moby Thesaurus words for "glory":
Babylonian splendor, Beulah, Beulah Land, Heaven, Land of Beulah,
O, Paradise, a better place, acclaim, accolade, adoration,
adulation, annular muscle, annulus, anthelion, antisun, apotheosis,
areola, aura, aureole, beauty, benediction, bepraisement,
better world, blare, blaze, blaze of glory, blazing light,
blessing, blinding light, boast, bright light, brightness,
brilliance, brilliancy, brilliant light, burst of light, caper,
caracole, carol, celebrity, chaplet, character, charisma, chirp,
chirrup, circle, circlet, circuit, circumference, circus,
clap hands, closed circle, congratulation, consequence, corona,
coronet, countersun, credit, crow, crow over, crown, cycle, dance,
dazzling light, deification, delight, diadem, dignity, discus,
disk, distinction, eclat, effulgence, elaborateness, elegance,
eloge, eminence, encomium, envelope, esteem, eternal home,
eternal return, eternity, eulogium, eulogy, exaltation, excellence,
excessive praise, exult, fairy ring, fame, famousness, figure,
flamboyance, flattery, flood of light, frisk, frolic, fulgor,
gambol, garland, glamour, glare, glaring light, gloat, gloat over,
glorification, gorgeousness, grandeur, grandiosity, grandness,
gratitude, great honor, greatness, halo, happy hunting ground,
heaven above, heavenly kingdom, hero worship, heroism, high heaven,
holiness, homage, hommage, honor, idolatry, idolizing,
illustriousness, immortality, immutability, imposingness,
impressiveness, infinite goodness, infinite justice, infinite love,
infinite mercy, infinite power, infinite wisdom, infinity, joy,
jubilate, kingdom come, kingdom of God, kingdom of glory,
kingdom of heaven, kudos, lasso, laud, laudation, lavishness,
light, lilt, lionizing, loftiness, logical circle, loop, looplet,
lunar corona, lunar halo, luster, luxuriousness, luxury, magic,
magic circle, magnanimity, magnification, magnificence, majesty,
meed of praise, memorability, mock moon, mock sun, moon dog,
mystique, name, nimbus, nobility, noose, notability,
noteworthiness, notoriety, notoriousness, numinousness,
omnipotence, omnipotency, omnipresence, omniscience, omnisciency,
orbit, ornament, otherworld, overpraise, paean, pageantry,
panegyric, paraselene, parhelic circle, parhelion, plushness, pomp,
popularity, poshness, praise, presence of God, prestige,
prominence, proudness, publicity, radiance, radiancy,
radiant splendor, radius, rainbow, realm of light, reclame,
recognition, refulgence, refulgency, rejoice, relish,
remarkableness, renown, report, reputation, repute, resplendence,
resplendency, revel, reverence, ring, ritziness, rollick, romp,
rondelle, round, roundel, salience, saucer, show off, sing, skip,
skip for joy, solar corona, solar halo, sovereignty, sphincter,
splendidness, splendiferousness, splendor, state, stateliness,
streaming light, sublimity, sumptuousness, sun dog, thanksgiving,
the Promised Land, the bubble reputation, the happy land,
the world above, tribute, triumph, ubiquity, unity, veneration,
vicious circle, vividness, vogue, wheel, whistle, worship,
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
(Heb. kabhod; Gr. doxa). (1.) Abundance, wealth, treasure, and
hence honour (Ps. 49:12); glory (Gen. 31:1; Matt. 4:8; Rev.
(2.) Honour, dignity (1 Kings 3:13; Heb. 2:7 1 Pet. 1:24); of
God (Ps. 19:1; 29:1); of the mind or heart (Gen. 49:6; Ps. 7:5;
(3.) Splendour, brightness, majesty (Gen. 45:13; Isa. 4:5;
Acts 22:11; 2 Cor. 3:7); of Jehovah (Isa. 59:19; 60:1; 2 Thess.
(4.) The glorious moral attributes, the infinite perfections
of God (Isa. 40:5; Acts 7:2; Rom. 1:23; 9:23; Eph. 1:12). Jesus
is the "brightness of the Father's glory" (Heb. 1:3; John 1:14;
(5.) The bliss of heaven (Rom. 2:7, 10; 5:2; 8:18; Heb. 2:10;
1 Pet. 5:1, 10).
(6.) The phrase "Give glory to God" (Josh. 7:19; Jer. 13:16)
is a Hebrew idiom meaning, "Confess your sins." The words of the
Jews to the blind man, "Give God the praise" (John 9:24), are an
adjuration to confess. They are equivalent to, "Confess that you
are an impostor," "Give God the glory by speaking the truth;"
for they denied that a miracle had been wrought.