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glory

glo·ry

glory

 
pronunciation:
glo ri
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, interjection
part of speech: noun
inflections: glories
definition 1: great honor, distinction, praise, or renown.
Many of these soldiers were merely boys, who had gone into battle seeking glory.The crowd shouted, "Glory to our great leader!"The firefighters have earned their glory.
synonyms:
fame, honor, renown
antonyms:
ignominy, obscurity, shame
similar words:
celebrity, distinction, eminence, esteem, kudos, laurel, praise, prestige, repute
definition 2: great beauty, splendor, or magnificence.
I still remember the glory of that sunset.
synonyms:
grandeur, magnificence, splendor
antonyms:
lowliness, modesty
similar words:
beauty, majesty, resplendence, wonder
definition 3: a distinctive and highly praiseworthy characteristic or feature.
The glory of the city was its cathedral.
synonyms:
crown, honor
similar words:
gem, jewel, pride and joy, treasure
definition 4: of heaven, magnificence and bliss.
I know his soul will know the glory of heaven.
similar words:
bliss, eternity, heaven, paradise
definition 5: worshipful praise or adoration.
They gave glory to God.
synonyms:
adoration, praise, worship
similar words:
homage, hosanna, reverence, veneration
definition 6: the state of greatest happiness, prosperity, or success.
He was in his glory as prime minister.
synonyms:
triumph
similar words:
acme, heyday, peak, prime, summit, zenith
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: gloried, glories, glorying
definition: to rejoice with a sense of pride or triumph; exult (usu. fol. by in).
The coach gloried in the team's victory.
synonyms:
exult
antonyms:
lament
similar words:
delight, jubilate, plume oneself on, rejoice, revel, triumph
 
part of speech: interjection
definition: used to express surprise, happiness, amazement, or the like.
Glory! I hardly recognized you!
similar words:
goodness, hallelujah, hosanna, wow
derivation: gloryingly (adv.)