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GLORY has all the letters in alphabetical order.

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun glory:


The word glory is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun glory

What does glory mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: glories

  1. a state of high honor
    • example: he valued glory above life itself
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of glory: glorification
    • more generic words: honor / honour / laurels = the state of being honored
  2. brilliant radiant beauty
    • example: the glory of the sunrise
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonyms of glory: resplendence / resplendency
    • more generic word: beauty = the qualities that give pleasure to the senses
  3. an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint

Alternative definition of the noun glory


  1. Great beauty or splendour, that is so overwhelming it is considered powerful.
  2. Honour and valour.
  3. Worship or praise, as in glory to God.
  4. Optical phenomenon caused by water droplets.

Definition of the verb glory

What does glory mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: gloried

  1. rejoice proudly
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Cause] [Verb] by [Experiencer]The beauty of the Grand Canyon has been marveled over by countless tourists
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb]I will suffer
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] in [Cause]I delighted in such pleasant pursuits

      Verbs of Psychological State (with the same syntax): bask, delight, exult, luxuriate, rejoice, revel, wallow.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic words: exuberate / exult / jubilate / rejoice / triumph = to express great joy

Alternative definition of the verb glory


  1. To exult with joy; to rejoice.
  2. To boast; to be proud.


  1. "Glory" is a 1989 American drama war film directed by Edward Zwick and starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman. The screenplay was written by Kevin Jarre, based on the personal letters of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, the novel One Gallant Rush by Peter Burchard, and Lay This Laurel, Lincoln Kirstein's compilation of photos of the monument to the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry on Boston Common.
  2. "Glory" is a 1956 musical film directed by David Butler. It stars Margaret O'Brien and Walter Brennan.


"Glory" is a Russian novel written by Vladimir Nabokov between 1930 and 1932 and first published in Paris.

  • also known as "Glory;", "Glory (Twentieth Century Classics)", [Podvig
  • language: Russian Language
  • author: Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
  • genre: Fiction
  • subjects: Literature, Literary criticism, Classics, Soviet Union
  • released in (83 years ago)


  1. Glory is a fictional character in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer portrayed by Clare Kramer. Glory is a god from a hell dimension and was the main antagonist of the fifth season.
    • also known as The Beast, That Which Cannot Be Named, The Abomination
    • occupation: Villain
    • created by Joss Whedon
  2. Glory is a fictional comic book superheroine created by Rob Liefeld. She first appeared in Youngblood Strikefile #1, and initially starred in books published by Liefeld's Extreme Studios, which was a partner studio of Image Comics, a publisher that Liefeld co-founded in 1992. Following Liefeld's departure from that publisher, the character went on to appear in books published by Liefeld's subsequent endeavor, Awesome Comics. An homage to Wonder Woman, Gloriana Demeter is a half-Amazonian, half-Demon warrior.
  3. Glory is a fictional character from the 1993 film Mad Dog and Glory.

There are other characters with in their name, like General Glory, Morning Glory and morning-glory.


"Glory" is a sculpture created by American artist Garry R. Bibbs in 1999. The sculpture resides on the corner of West Michigan Street in Indianapolis, Indiana. Glory is made from fabricated steel and bronze. Angels and trumpets are the two distinct images visible within the sculpture. The sculpture is very large, with dimensions of 80 ft x 40 ft x 1 ft, and it sits at the entrance to the J. F. Miller Center. Gibbs signed his name to the sculpture and included a copyright sign.

  • completed in (16 years ago)


  1. "Glory" is the debut extended play (EP) by Australian hip hop recording artist Iggy Azalea, released on 30 July 2012, by Grand Hustle Records. The EP serves as her first project with T.I.'s label since the announcement of her signing back in March 2012. The EP features guest appearances from T.I., who also serves as the project's executive producer, along with fellow rappers B.o.B and Pusha T, as well as singer-songwriter Mike Posner. The EP's production was handled by Bei Maejor, Lil' C, Mike Posner and more.
  2. "Glory" is a song by American rapper Jay-Z featuring his daughter Blue Ivy Carter. Produced by The Neptunes, it premiered on Jay-Z's official website on January 9, 2012, two days after his wife Beyoncé Knowles gave birth to the couple's first child Blue. "Glory" impacted US urban contemporary radio stations on January 17, 2012. The hip hop and rap song, is an emotional homage to Jay-Z's baby girl and wife. Lyrically, "Glory" is about the experience and the happiness of becoming a father for the first time. It also details the heartbreak the couple suffered over a previous miscarriage. The song opens with Blue's first heartbeat, and includes a sample of Blue's cries towards the end.
  3. "Glory" is the eighth studio album from Christian rock band Kutless, and the album released on February 11, 2014 by BEC Recordings. It is the band's final album with long-time rhythm guitarist Nick DePartee, as well as their first and only album with drummer Kyle Peek, who took over Jeff Gilbert's position after departing from the band in 2012. The producers on the album were Ian Eskelin and Dave Lubben. This album received generally positive reception from critics.
  4. "Glory" is the second studio album under BEC Recordings by the Christian hip hop artist Manafest. In 2007, the album was nominated for a GMA Dove Award in the category Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year.
  5. "Glory" is an award-winning musical album of James Horner, soundtrack.
    • also known as Glory Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Glory Soundtrack
    • released on (22 years ago)
    • award:
      • Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media nomination for James Horner
      • Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media (Composer), received by James Horner
  6. "Glory" is an instrumental album by Christian recording artist Michael W. Smith. Released in November 2011, the album is Smith's second instrumental album since releasing Freedom in 2000. The album was recorded with a 65-piece orchestra at AIR Studios Lyndhurst Hall in London and Wildwood Recording Studio in Nashville. The music was arranged by Smith's longtime friend David Hamilton, and produced by Smith himself.
  7. "Glory" is a KMFDM single from the album Angst. It contains three remixes of the title track "Glory", plus remixes of the tracks "Lust" and "Move On", both originally from Angst. There is also a rough mix of "Trust," which was released in its final version on the album Nihil.
  8. "Glory" is a 1994 album by KMFDM.
  9. "Glory" is a musical album of Spring Harvest.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  10. "Glory" is a composition.
  11. "Glory" is a composition.
  12. "Glory" is a musical album of Jesse Rocks.
    • released on
  13. "Glory" is a musical album of Steve Mosco & Prince Alla.
    • released in (15 years ago)
  14. "Glory" is a musical single of Alton Miller & Dorothea Lynn Sharon.
    • released on (15 years ago)


  1. Glory, also known as "La Gata Gangster", is a reggaeton singer.
  2. Glory: James Giddeon, better known by his stage name Glory is an American rapper.

There are other people with in their name, like June Glory, Glory Bangs, Glory Gallo, Glory Simon, Marie Glory, Glory Alozie, Zillah Glory, Glory Mukwati, Glory Mbayuwayu, Glory Van Scott and many others.


Glory is a musical group.

  • albums: "Danger in This Game", "Positive Buoyant", "Crisis vs. Crisis", "2 Forgive Is 2 Forget"


  1. Glory is a Ship.
  2. GLORY is a Geocode, Aviation waypoint.

There are other places with in their name, like Old Glory, morning-glory, Loafer's Glory and Loafers' Glory.


  1. Glory is used to denote the manifestation of God's presence in the Christian religious tradition.
  2. Glory and formerly Glory World Series is an international kickboxing promotion company founded in 2012 by Glory Sports International Pte Ltd. partners Pierre Andurand, Marcus Luer, Scott Rudmann and Total Sports Asia. The company has its headquarters in Singapore.
  3. Glory: A glory is an optical phenomenon that resembles an iconic saint's halo about the shadow of the observer's head. The effect is believed to happen due to classical wave tunneling, when light nearby the droplet tunnels through air inside the droplet and, in the case of glory, is emitted backwards due to resonance effects.
    • also known as 光環
  4. The Glory satellite was a planned NASA satellite mission that would have collected data on the chemical, micro-physical and optical properties—and the spatial and temporal distributions—of sulfate and other aerosols, and would have collected solar irradiance data for the long-term climate record. The science focus areas served by Glory included: atmospheric composition; carbon cycle, ecosystems, and biogeochemistry; climate variability and change; and water and energy cycles. The US$424 million satellite was lost on March 4, 2011, when its Taurus XL carrier rocket malfunctioned. A subsequent investigation revealed that the fairing system failed to open fully, causing the satellite to reenter the atmosphere at which point it likely broke up and burned.
    • also known as 辉煌号卫星
  5. Glory is high renown, praise and honor obtained by notable achievements, and based in extensive common consent.

Phrases with Glory

Phrases starting with the word Glory:

  1. Glory Box
  2. glory pea
  3. glory-pea
  4. glory fern
  5. glory hole
  6. glory lily
  7. Glory Wattle
  8. Glory Thistle
  9. Glory of Texas
  10. Glory of the Snow
  11. glory-of-the-snow

Phrases ending with the word Glory:

  1. old glory
  2. star-glory
  3. morning glory
  4. morning-glory
  5. Degree of Glory
  6. Kingdom of Glory
  7. Promote to Glory
  8. red morning-glory

Other phrase containing the word Glory:

  1. Purple Glory Tree

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Glory

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Google previewDay's Collacon: an Encyclopaedia of Prose Quotations (1884)

Consisting of Beautiful Thoughts, Choice Extracts and Sayings, of the Most Eminent Writers of All Nations, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time, Together with a Comprehensive Biographical Index of Authors, and an Alphabetical List of Subjects Quoted

Glory is a poison, good to be taken only in small Balzac.

Glory is the casual gift of thoughtless crowds ; it is the bribe of avaricious virtue.

Glory is a torch to kindle the noble mind, and confidence in the uncertain results of Mars is foolish.

Google previewA Nazareth Manifesto (2015)

Being with God by Samuel Wells

Glory is the wonder of the full presence of God that reveals God's utter desire to be present to us in joy and delight and attention and love; and at the same time it is the magnetic,

Google previewThe Philosophical Dictionary (1802)

by Voltaire

GLORY. (') BeN-AL-BETIF that worthy superior of the Dervises, one day said to them : Brethren, it is very fit, that you should often use that sacred form in our Koran, " in the name of the most merci- " ful God," for God sheweth mercy, and you ...

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Quotes about Glory

Grace is but glory begun, and glory is but grace perfected. (Johathan Edwards)
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Scrabble value of G2L1O1R1Y4

The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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