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English Dictionary: Glory by the DICT Development Group
4 results for Glory
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a state of high honor; "he valued glory above life itself"
    Synonym(s): glory, glorification
  2. brilliant radiant beauty; "the glory of the sunrise"
    Synonym(s): glory, resplendence, resplendency
  3. an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint
    Synonym(s): aura, aureole, halo, nimbus, glory, gloriole
  1. rejoice proudly
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Glory \Glo"ry\, n. [OE. glorie, OF. glorie, gloire, F. gloire,
      fr. L. gloria; prob. akin to Gr. [?], Skr. [?]ravas glory,
      praise, [?]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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      (Heb. kabhod; Gr. doxa). (1.) Abundance, wealth, treasure, and
      hence honour (Ps. 49:12); glory (Gen. 31:1; Matt. 4:8; Rev.
      21:24, 26).
         (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;
      Acts 2:46).
         (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.
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