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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glory  \Glo"ry\,  n.  [OE.  glorie,  OF  glorie,  gloire,  F.  gloire, 
  fr  L.  gloria;  prob.  akin  to  Gr  ?,  Skr.  ?ravas  glory, 
  praise,  ?ru  to  hear.  See  {Loud}.] 
  1.  Praise,  honor,  admiration,  or  distinction,  accorded  by 
  common  consent  to  a  person  or  thing  high  reputation; 
  honorable  fame;  renown. 
 
  Glory  to  God  in  the  highest.  --Luke  ii  14. 
 
  Spread  his  glory  through  all  countries  wide. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  That  quality  in  a  person  or  thing  which  secures  general 
  praise  or  honor;  that  which  brings  or  gives  renown;  an 
  object  of  pride  or  boast;  the  occasion  of  praise; 
  excellency;  brilliancy;  splendor. 
 
  Think  it  no  glory  to  swell  in  tyranny.  --Sir  P. 
  Sidney. 
 
  Jewels  lose  their  glory  if  neglected.  --Shak. 
 
  Your  sex's  glory  't  is  to  shine  unknown.  --Young. 
 
  3.  Pride;  boastfulness;  arrogance. 
 
  In  glory  of  thy  fortunes.  --Chapman. 
 
  4.  The  presence  of  the  Divine  Being  the  manifestations  of 
  the  divine  nature  and  favor  to  the  blessed  in  heaven; 
  celestial  honor;  heaven. 
 
  Thou  shalt  guide  me  with  thy  counsel,  and  afterward 
  receive  me  to  glory.  --Ps.  lxxiii. 
  24. 
 
  5.  An  emanation  of  light  supposed  to  proceed  from  beings  of 
  peculiar  sanctity.  It  is  represented  in  art  by  rays  of 
  gold,  or  the  like  proceeding  from  the  head  or  body,  or  by 
  a  disk,  or  a  mere  line 
 
  Note:  This  is  the  general  term;  when  confined  to  the  head  it 
  is  properly  called  nimbus;  when  encircling  the  whole 
  body,  aureola  or  aureole. 
 
  {Glory  hole},  an  opening  in  the  wall  of  a  glass  furnace, 
  exposing  the  brilliant  white  light  of  the  interior. 
  --Knight. 
 
  {Glory  pea}  (Bot.),  the  name  of  two  leguminous  plants 
  ({Clianthus  Dampieri}  and  {C.  puniceus})  of  Australia  and 
  New  Zeland.  They  have  showy  scarlet  or  crimson  flowers. 
 
  {Glory  tree}  (Bot.),  a  name  given  to  several  species  of  the 
  verbenaceous  genus  {Clerodendron},  showy  flowering  shrubs 
  of  tropical  regions. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glory  \Glo"ry\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gloried};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Glorying}.]  [OE.  glorien,  OF  glorier,  fr  L.  gloriari  fr 
  gloria  glory.  See  {Glory},  n.] 
  1.  To  exult  with  joy;  to  rejoice. 
 
  Glory  ye  in  his  holy  name  --Ps.  cv.? 
 
  2.  To  boast;  to  be  proud. 
 
  God  forbid  that  I  should  glory,  save  in  the  cross  of 
  our  Lord  Jesus  Christ.  --Gal.  vi  14 
 
  No  one  .  .  .  should  glory  in  his  prosperity. 
  --Richardson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  glory 
  n  1:  a  state  of  high  honor;  "he  valued  glory  above  life  itself" 
  [syn:  {glorification}] 
  2:  brilliant  radiant  beauty;  "the  glory  of  the  sunrise"  [syn:  {resplendence}, 
  {resplendency}] 
  3:  an  indication  of  radiant  light  drawn  around  the  head  of  a 
  saint  [syn:  {aura},  {halo},  {nimbus}] 
  v  :  rejoice  proudly 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Glory 
  (Heb.  kabhod  Gr  doxa).  (1.)  Abundance,  wealth,  treasure,  and 
  hence  honour  (Ps.  49:12);  glory  (Gen.  31:1;  Matt.  4:8;  Rev. 
  21:24,  26). 
 
  (2.)  Honour,  dignity  (1  Kings  3:13;  Heb.  2:7  1  Pet.  1:24);  of 
  God  (Ps.  19:1;  29:1);  of  the  mind  or  heart  (Gen.  49:6;  Ps  7:5; 
  Acts  2:46). 
 
  (3.)  Splendour,  brightness,  majesty  (Gen.  45:13;  Isa.  4:5; 
  Acts  22:11;  2  Cor.  3:7);  of  Jehovah  (Isa.  59:19;  60:1;  2  Thess. 
  1:9). 
 
  (4.)  The  glorious  moral  attributes,  the  infinite  perfections 
  of  God  (Isa.  40:5;  Acts  7:2;  Rom.  1:23;  9:23;  Eph.  1:12).  Jesus 
  is  the  "brightness  of  the  Father's  glory"  (Heb.  1:3;  John  1:14; 
  2:11). 
 
  (5.)  The  bliss  of  heaven  (Rom.  2:7,  10;  5:2;  8:18;  Heb.  2:10; 
  1  Pet.  5:1,  10). 
 
  (6.)  The  phrase  "Give  glory  to  God"  (Josh.  7:19;  Jer.  13:16) 
  is  a  Hebrew  idiom  meaning,  "Confess  your  sins."  The  words  of  the 
  Jews  to  the  blind  man,  "Give  God  the  praise"  (John  9:24),  are  an 
  adjuration  to  confess.  They  are  equivalent  to  "Confess  that  you 
  are  an  impostor,"  "Give  God  the  glory  by  speaking  the  truth;" 
  for  they  denied  that  a  miracle  had  been  wrought. 
 




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