ETYM Latin claritas, from clarus clear: cf. French clarté.
Free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression; SYN. lucidity, pellucidity, clearness, limpidity.
ETYM French éclat a fragment, splinter, explosion, brilliancy, splendor, from éclater to splinter, burst, explode, shine brilliantly, prob. of German origin; cf. Old High Germ. sleizan to slit, split, from slîzan, German schleissen; akin to Eng. slit.
Brilliant or conspicuous success or effect.
Publicity; dazzling effect; brilliance; applause; brilliancy; brilliant achievement; acclaimed success; exposure, especially scandalous.
ETYM Old Eng. glorie, Old Fren. glorie, gloire, French gloire, from Latin gloria; prob. akin to Greek kleos, Skr. çravas glory, praise, çru to hear. Related to Loud.
1. A state of high honor; SYN. glorification.
2. Brilliant radiant beauty; SYN. resplendence, resplendency.
ETYM Old Eng. honor, honour, onour, onur, Old Fren. honor, onor, honur, onur, honour, onour, French honneur, from Latin honor, honos.
Dignity, social rank, or privilege. Originating in the cursus honorum at Rome, a standard “course of honors” through public office to the consulate, the concept of honor held a dual sense of dignity and rank in aristocratic societies.
The formal attributes of honor persisted in such phrases as “word of honor” and “man of honor” until the modern era, with duelling classed as an “affair of honor”. Military and civil distinction is reflected in the us Medal of Honor and the French Légion d’Honneur, founded by Napoleon i; an Honors List of awards for public service or achievement still exists in the uk. Honor was also used of a woman’s reputation, notably for chastity or fidelity.1. A woman's virtue or chastity; SYN. honour, purity.
2. The quality of being honorable and having a good name; SYN. honour.
3. The state of being honored; SYN. honour, laurels.
ETYM New Lat., from Greek kydos glory.
Glory; fame; renown; praise.
Alternate (chiefly British) spelling for odor.
ETYM French renom. Related to Noun, Renown.
1. The state of being much known and talked of; exalted reputation derived from the extensive praise of great achievements or accomplishments; fame; celebrity.
2. Report of nobleness or exploits; praise.