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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
glory (noun)
1.
a) praise, honor, or distinction extended by common consent - renown
b) worshipful praise, honor, and thanksgiving - giving glory to God
2.
a) something that secures praise or renown - the glory of a brilliant career
b) a distinguished quality or asset
3.
a) (1) great beauty and splendor - magnificence the glory that was Greece and the grandeur that was Rome E. A. Poe
(2) something marked by beauty or resplendence - a perfect glory of a day
b) the splendor and beatific happiness of heaven , broadly - eternity
4.
a) a state of great gratification or exaltation - when she's acting she's in her glory
b) a height of prosperity or achievement
5.
a ring or spot of light as
a) - aureole
b) a halo appearing around the shadow of an object
glory (verb)
intransitive verb
to rejoice proudly - used with in
glory (interjection)
- used to express surprise or delight
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
glory (noun)
1.
public acknowledgment or admiration for an achievement
SYNONIMS:
acclaim, accolade, applause, bay(s), credit, distinction, homage, honor, kudos, laud, laurels, props, réclame, sun
RELATED WORDS:
celebrity, fame, renown, repute; compliment, encomium, eulogy, panegyric, toast, tribute; acclamation, ovation, plaudit, praise, rave, rhapsody; citation, commendation, kudo, note, recommendation; elevation, enshrinement, enthronement, exaltation, glorification
glory (noun)
2.
an asset that brings praise or renown
SYNONIMS:
boast, credit, crown jewel, honor, jewel, pride, treasure, trophy
RELATED WORDS:
pièce de résistance, showpiece; attraction, feature, highlight; distinction, excellence, merit, value, virtue
a feather in one's cap
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disgrace, dishonor; blemish, blot, defect, shame, slur, smirch, smudge, stain, stigma; eyesore, fright, horror, mess
glory (noun)
3.
impressiveness of beauty on a large scale
SYNONIMS:
augustness, brilliance, gloriousness, glory, gorgeousness, grandeur, grandness, majesty, nobility, nobleness, resplendence, resplendency, splendidness, splendiferousness, splendor, stateliness, stupendousness, sublimeness, superbness
RELATED WORDS:
awesomeness, formidability, marvelousness, wonderfulness, wondrousness; dignity, elegance, grace; lavishness, luxuriance, luxuriousness, luxury, opulence, princeliness, richness, sumptuousness; grandiosity, ostentation, pretentiousness; elaborateness, flashiness, gaudiness, ornateness, poshness, ritziness, showiness, swankiness; extraordinariness, remarkableness
glory (noun)
4.
an artistic rendering of radiant light around the head or body of a sacred personage
SYNONIMS:
glory, halo, nimbus
RELATED WORDS:
starburst, sunburst; aura, corona
glory (verb)
to feel or express joy or triumph
SYNONIMS:
crow, delight, exuberate, glory, jubilate, joy, kvell, rejoice, triumph
RELATED WORDS:
gloat, preen, swell; boast, brag; flaunt, parade, show off, strut, swagger
NEAR ANTONYMS:
bemoan, bewail, grieve, lament, regret, weep
glory (interjection)
how delightful
SYNONIMS:
glory ( glory be), ha ( hah), hallelujah, hey, hot dog, huzzah, wahoo, whee, whoopee, yahoo, yippee
RELATED WORDS:
wow, zowie; ooh; gee, gee whiz, gosh
NEAR ANTONYMS:
alack, alas, aw, boo
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