—n. 1. very great praise, honor, or distinction bestowed by common consent; renown: to win glory on the field of battle. 2. something that is a source of honor, fame, or admiration; a distinguished ornament or an object of pride: a sonnet that is one of the glories of English poetry. 3. adoring praise or worshipful thanksgiving: Give glory to God. 4. resplendent beauty or magnificence: the glory of autumn. 5. a state of great splendor, magnificence, or prosperity.
6. a state of absolute happiness, gratification, contentment, etc.: She was in her glory when her horse won the Derby. 7. the splendor and bliss of heaven; heaven.
8. a ring, circle, or surrounding radiance of light represented about the head or the whole figure of a sacred person, as Christ or a saint; a halo, nimbus, or aureole.
10. go to glory, to die. Also,go to one's glory.
—adj. glory days or years, the time of greatest achievement, popularity, success, or the like: the glory days of radio.
—v.i. 1. to exult with triumph; rejoice proudly (usually fol. by in): Their father gloried in their success. 2. Obs.to boast.
—interj. Also,glo'ry be'.Glory be to God (used to express surprise, elation, wonder, etc.).