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—n., pl. -ries,
—adj., v., -ried, -ry•ing,
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.
10. go to glory, to die. Also,go to one's glory.
glory days or years, the time of greatest achievement, popularity, success, or the like: the glory days of radio.
1. to exult with triumph; rejoice proudly (usually fol. by in): Their father gloried in their success.
2. Obs.to boast.
Also,glo'ry be'.Glory be to God (used to express surprise, elation, wonder, etc.).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.