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GLORY (gloried)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does glory mean? 

GLORY (noun)
  The noun GLORY has 3 senses:

1. a state of high honor
2. brilliant radiant beauty
3. an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint

  Familiarity information: GLORY used as a noun is uncommon.


GLORY (verb)
  The verb GLORY has 1 sense:

1. rejoice proudly

  Familiarity information: GLORY used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GLORY (noun)


Sense 1glory [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A state of high honor

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

glorification; glory

Context example:

he valued glory above life itself

Hypernyms ("glory" is a kind of...):

honor; honour; laurels (the state of being honored)


Sense 2glory [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Brilliant radiant beauty

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

resplendence; resplendency; glory

Context example:

the glory of the sunrise

Hypernyms ("glory" is a kind of...):

beauty (the qualities that give pleasure to the senses)


Sense 3glory [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

gloriole; halo; aura; aureole; nimbus; glory

Hypernyms ("glory" is a kind of...):

light; lightness (the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures)


GLORY (verb)


Sense 1glory [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rejoice proudly

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "glory" is one way to...):

exuberate; exult; jubilate; rejoice; triumph (to express great joy)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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