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Meaning of “glory” in the English Dictionary

"glory" in British English

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glorynoun

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] greatadmiration, ​honour, and ​praise that you ​earn by doing something ​successfully: He ​revelled in the glory ofscoring three ​goals in the ​final eight ​minutes. This was her ​finalprofessionalmatch, and she ​wanted to end her ​career in a ​blaze of glory. [C] an ​importantachievement that ​earns someone ​greatadmiration, ​honour, and ​praise: The ​reunion is an ​opportunity for the ​soldiers to ​remembertheir past glories.

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(Definition of glory from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"glory" in American English

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glorynoun

 us   /ˈɡlɔr·i, ˈɡloʊr·i/
  • glory noun (ADMIRATION)

[U] greatadmiration, ​honor, and ​praise that you ​earn by ​achieving something, or something which ​deservesadmiration or ​honor: He ​basked in the glory of his ​victory. Winning the ​championship was the ​crowning glory of her ​career (= it was her ​highestachievement).
  • glory noun (BEAUTY)

[C/U] greatbeauty, or something that is very ​beautiful or ​excellent: [U] They are ​restoring the ​building to ​itsformer glory. [C usually pl] the glories of ​ancient Egypt
(Definition of glory from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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