American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A Latin doxology beginning with the words Gloria Patri.
- n. A Latin doxology that is the second item of the Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Mass and begins with the words Gloria in excelsis Deo.
- n. A musical setting for either of these doxologies.
- n. A halo or nimbus.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In liturgics, the great doxology (Gloria in Excelsis) or the lesser doxology (Gloria Patri). See below.
- n. A musical setting of one of these doxologies.
- n. In general, a doxology or ascription of praise.
- n. In eccles. art, a glory: often incorrectly used for halo or aureole.
- n. A fabric with a silk warp and a wool or cotton weft, so woven as to throw the silk on the face: used for umbrellas and women's dress-goods.
- n. A female given name. Popular during the first half of the 20th century.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A doxology (beginning
Gloria Patri, Glory be to the Father), sung or said at the end of the Psalms in the service of the Roman Catholic and other churches.
- n. A portion of the Mass (
Gloria in Excelsis Deo, Glory be to God on high), and also of the communion service in some churches. In the Episcopal Church the version in English is used.
- n. The musical setting of a gloria.
- Latin gloria ("glory"), first used as a name in 19th century literature. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Late Latin Glōria, from Latin glōria, glory. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“… I doubt if she knew there was a feminist movement or ever heard the name Gloria Steinem.”
“Paula Gloria is the recipient of Howard Stern show prank calls from time to time and will host a show called “Total Penetration” on Howard 101 tonight at 7pm.”
“I think that Gloria is a land where nothing is brown and dusty, and the streams are clear and full of silvery dancing fish.”
“The real question Gloria is do the American people want a Health care overhaul or Jobs and do they think Global warming is more important than creating jobs.”
“Today, Gloria is an active Holocaust educator, has been the subject of a documentary film, and has just written a book about her life.”
“There were 10 girls and seven boys in Gloria's class, among the very first crop of Head Starters.”
“It is a Gloria from the Mass in E-Flat, Op. 15, by Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901).”
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