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Favor vs Glory - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between favor and glory

is that favor is a kind or helpful deed; an instance of voluntarily assisting (someone) while glory is great beauty or splendour, that is so overwhelming it is considered powerful.

As verbs the difference between favor and glory

is that favor is (transitive)  to look upon fondly; to prefer while glory is to exult with joy; to rejoice.



Alternative forms

* favour (qualifier)


(en noun)
  • A kind or helpful deed; an instance of voluntarily assisting (someone).
  • Goodwill; benevolent regard.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=Then came a maid with hand-bag and shawls, and after her a tall young lady.
  • A small gift; a party favor.
  • A marriage favour is a bunch or knot of white ribbons or white flowers worn at a wedding.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Wear thou this favour for me, and stick it in thy cap.
  • Mildness or mitigation of punishment; lenity.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • I could not discover the lenity and favour of this sentence.
  • The object of regard; person or thing favoured.
  • * Milton
  • All these his wondrous works, but chiefly man, / His chief delight and favour .
  • (obsolete) Appearance; look; countenance; face.
  • * Shakespeare
  • This boy is fair, of female favour .
  • (legal) Partiality; bias.
  • (Bouvier)
  • (archaic, polite) A letter.
  • Your favour of yesterday is received.
  • (obsolete, in the plural) lovelocks
  • (Wright)

    Usage notes

    * Favor' is the standard US spelling, and an alternative in Canada. ' Favour is the standard spelling in Canada and outside North America. * English speakers usually "do' someone a favor" (rather than *"'''make''' them a favor", which would be sense 3 only). See for uses and meaning of ' favour collocated with these words.

    Derived terms

    * in favor * in favor of * party favor * favorite


    (en verb)
  • (transitive)  To look upon fondly; to prefer.
  • * And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favored', the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. —, King James version, ' 1611
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=6 citation , passage=Even in an era when individuality in dress is a cult, his clothes were noticeable. He was wearing a hard hat of the low round kind favoured by hunting men, and with it a black duffle-coat lined with white.}}
  • (transitive)  To do a favor [noun sense 1] for; to show beneficence toward.
  • (transitive)  To treat with care.
  • (transitive)  To have a similar appearance, to look like another person.
  • Derived terms

    * favorite (favourite) * favoritism (favouritism) * favorable (favourable) * favored (favoured) ----



    (wikipedia glory)


  • Great beauty or splendour, that is so overwhelming it is considered powerful.
  • * , chapter=5
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=He was thinking; but the glory of the song, the swell from the great organ, the clustered lights, […], the height and vastness of this noble fane, its antiquity and its strength—all these things seemed to have their part as causes of the thrilling emotion that accompanied his thoughts.}}
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2014-06-14, volume=411, issue=8891, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= It's a gas , passage=One of the hidden glories of Victorian engineering is proper drains. Isolating a city’s effluent and shipping it away in underground sewers has probably saved more lives than any medical procedure except vaccination.}}
  • Honour, admiration, or distinction, accorded by common consent to a person or thing; high reputation; renown.
  • * (Edmund Spenser) (c.1552–1599)
  • Spread his glory through all countries wide.
  • That quality in a person or thing which secures general praise or honour.
  • * Sir (Philip Sidney) (1554-1586)
  • Think it no glory to swell in tyranny.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • Jewels lose their glory if neglected.
  • * , chapter=4
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=Then he commenced to talk, really talk. and inside of two flaps of a herring's fin he had me mesmerized, like Eben Holt's boy at the town hall show. He talked about the ills of humanity, and the glories of health and Nature and service and land knows what all.}}
  • Worship or praise.
  • * Bible, (w) ii. 14
  • Glory to God in the highest.
  • Optical phenomenon caused by water droplets.
  • Victory; success.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=May 13, author=Alistair Magowan, title=Sunderland 0-1 Man Utd
  • , work=BBC Sport citation , passage=But, with United fans in celebratory mood as it appeared their team might snatch glory , they faced an anxious wait as City equalised in stoppage time.}}
  • 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.
  • (label) Pride; boastfulness; arrogance.
  • * (George Chapman) (1559-1634)
  • in glory of thy fortunes


  • To exult with joy; to rejoice.
  • * 1891 :
  • He says he glories in what happened, and that good may be done indirectly; but I wish he would not so wear himself out now he is getting old, and would leave such pigs to their wallowing.
  • To boast; to be proud.