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.

Primary Meanings of glory

a state of high honor
rejoice proudly
brilliant radiant beauty
Full Definitions of glory

n a state of high honor

“he valued glory above life itself”
Type of:
honor, honour, laurels
the state of being honored

v rejoice proudly

Type of:
exuberate, exult, jubilate, rejoice, triumph
to express great joy

n brilliant radiant beauty

“the glory of the sunrise”
resplendence, resplendency
Type of:
the qualities that give pleasure to the senses

n an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint

aura, aureole, gloriole, halo, nimbus
Type of:
light, lightness
the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures

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