Glory hole, an opening in the wall of a glass furnace, exposing the brilliant white light of the interior. Knight.Glory pea(Bot.), the name of two leguminous plants (Clianthus Dampieri and C. puniceus) of Australia and New Zeland. They have showy scarlet or crimson flowers.Glory tree(Bot.), a name given to several species of the verbenaceous genus Clerodendron, showy flowering shrubs of tropical regions.

(Glo"ry), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gloried ; p. pr. & vb. n. Glorying.] [OE. glorien, OF. glorier, fr. L. gloriari, fr. gloria glory. See Glory, n.]

3. Ecstatic; hilarious; elated with drink. [Colloq.]

kings may be blest, but Tam was glorious,
O'er all the ills of life victorious.

During his office treason was no crime,
The sons of Belial had a glorious time.

Syn. — Eniment; noble; excellent; renowned; illustrious; celebrated; magnificent; grand; splendid.

Glo"ri*ous*ly, adv.Glo"ri*ous*ness, n. Udall.

Sing ye to the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously.
Ex. xv. 21.

I speak it not gloriously, nor out of affectation.
B. Jonson.

(Glo"ry) n. [OE. glorie, OF. glorie, gloire, F. gloire, fr. L. gloria; prob. akin to Gr. kle`os, Skr. çravas glory, praise, çru to hear. See Loud.]

1. Praise, honor, admiration, or distinction, accorded by common consent to a person or thing; high reputation; honorable fame; renown.

Glory to God in the highest.
Luke ii. 14.

Spread his glory through all countries wide.

2. That quality in a person or thing which secures general praise or honor; that which brings or gives renown; an object of pride or boast; the occasion of praise; excellency; brilliancy; splendor.

Think it no glory to swell in tyranny.
Sir P. Sidney.

Jewels lose their glory if neglected.

Your sex's glory 't is to shine unknown.

3. Pride; boastfulness; arrogance.

In glory of thy fortunes.

4. The presence of the Divine Being; the manifestations of the divine nature and favor to the blessed in heaven; celestial honor; heaven.

Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
Ps. lxxiii. 24.

5. An emanation of light supposed to proceed from beings of peculiar sanctity. It is represented in art by rays of gold, or the like, proceeding from the head or body, or by a disk, or a mere line.

This is the general term; when confined to the head it is properly called nimbus; when encircling the whole body, aureola or aureole.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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