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glo·ry / ˈglôrē/ • n. (pl. -ries) 1. high renown or honor won by notable achievements: to fight and die for the glory of one's nation. ∎  praise, worship, and thanksgiving offered to God. 2. magnificence; great beauty: the train has been restored to all its former glory. ∎  (often glories) a thing that is beautiful or distinctive; a special cause for pride, respect, or delight: the glories of Paris. ∎  the splendor and bliss of heaven: with the saints in glory. 3. a luminous ring or halo, esp. as depicted around the head of Jesus Christ or a saint. • v. [intr.] (glory in) take great pride or pleasure in: they were individuals who gloried in their independence. ∎  exult in unpleasantly or boastfully: readers tended to defend their paper or even to glory in its bias. PHRASES: glory be! expressing enthusiastic piety. ∎ inf. used as an exclamation of surprise or delight. go to glory die; be destroyed. in one's glory inf. in a state of extreme joy or exaltation.

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gloryFlorrie, Laurie, lorry, Macquarie, quarry, sorry, whare •Rhodri • Godfrey • hostelry •Coventry • quixotry •cacciatore, Corey, dory, Florey, flory, furore, glory, gory, hoary, hunky-dory, lory, Maury, monsignori, Montessori, multistorey, Pori, Rory, satori, saury, storey, story, Tory, vainglory •Aubrey • aumbry •Audrey, bawdry, tawdry •laundry •gallimaufry, orphrey •palfrey • paltry • outlawry • centaury •clerestory (US clearstory) •understorey •cowrie, kauri, Lowry, Maori •Cowdrey • foundry • Rowntree •ochry (US ochery) • poultry •coxcombry • matsuri • Kirkcudbright •shoetree •Hurri, potpourri •kukri • century • penury • estuary •residuary • augury • mercury

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glory †boastful spirit; resplendent beauty; splendour (in religious lang., of God, etc.) XIII; exalted praise or honour XIV; halo, nimbus XVII. — OF. (AN.) glorie (mod. gloire) — L. glōria.
So glory vb. exult, †boast. XIV. — L. gloriārī, f. glōria. glorify XIV. — (O)F. — ecclL. glorious XIII. — AN. glori(o)us, OF. glorieux — L. glōriōsus.