glories; gloried; glorying

Glory is brilliant, radiant beauty. You might admire a princess in all her glory, since she seems almost too gorgeous to be real.

Glory is also a term that is sometimes used in a religious way. It means the glow or light that appears around the head of a holy person or saint, like a halo. Another use of glory is a state of high honor gained from great achievements. If you have heard the expression "you're in your glory," it means that you are very happy and proud — you must have reached one of your big goals.

Definitions of glory
  1. noun
    a state of high honor
    “he valued glory above life itself”
    synonyms: glorification
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    type of:
    honor, honour, laurels
    the state of being honored
  2. verb
    rejoice proudly
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    type of:
    exuberate, exult, jubilate, rejoice, triumph
    to express great joy
  3. noun
    brilliant, radiant beauty
    “the glory of the sunrise”
    synonyms: resplendence, resplendency
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    type of:
    the qualities that give pleasure to the senses
  4. noun
    an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint
    synonyms: aura, aureole, gloriole, halo, nimbus
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    type of:
    light, lightness
    the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures
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