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English definition of “glory”

glory

noun uk   /ˈɡlɔː.ri/ us    /ˈɡlɔːr.i/

glory noun (ADMIRATION/PRAISE)

[U] praise and thanks, especially as given to God: Glory be to God! He dedicated his poetry to the glory of God. C1 [U] great admiration, honour, and praise that you earn by doing something successfully: He revelled in the glory of scoring three goals in the final eight minutes. This was her final professional match, and she wanted to end her career in a blaze of glory. [C] an important achievement that earns someone great admiration, honour, and praise: The reunion is an opportunity for the soldiers to remember their past glories.

glory noun (BEAUTY)

C1 [C or U] great beauty, or something special or extremely beautiful, that gives great pleasure: They want to restore the castle to its former glory. The garden in all its glory is now open to the public.
(Definition of glory from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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