Definition of Glory by Merriam-Webster

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glo·​ry

| ˈglȯr-ē
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1a

: praise, honor, or distinction extended by common consent : renown

b

: worshipful praise, honor, and thanksgiving

giving glory to God

2a

: something that secures praise or renown

the glory of a brilliant career

b

: a distinguished quality or asset

The glory of the city is its Gothic cathedral.

3a(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

4a

: a state of great gratification or exaltation

when she’s acting she’s in her glory

b

: a height of prosperity or achievement

ancient Rome in its glory

5

: a ring or spot of light: such as

b

: a halo appearing around the shadow of an object

—used to express surprise or delight

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