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glad

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adjective \ˈglad\

Simple Definition of glad

  • : feeling pleasure, joy, or delight

  • : very willing to do something

  • : causing happiness and joy

Full Definition of glad

glad·derglad·dest

  1. 1 archaic :  having a cheerful or happy disposition by nature

  2. 2 a :  experiencing pleasure, joy, or delight :  made happy b :  made pleased, satisfied, or grateful —often used with of <was glad of their help> c :  very willing <glad to do it>

  3. 3 a :  marked by, expressive of, or caused by happiness and joy <a glad shout> b :  causing happiness and joy :  pleasant <glad tidings>

  4. 4 :  full of brightness and cheerfulness <a glad spring morning>

glad·ly adverb
glad·ness noun

Examples of glad

  1. We're glad you could come.

  2. I'll be glad to answer any questions you may have.

  3. The mail brought glad news from our friends in England.

  4. We've been through some sad times and some glad times.



Origin of glad

Middle English, shining, glad, from Old English glæd; akin to Old High German glat shining, smooth, Latin glaber smooth, bald


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with glad


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glad

verb

Definition of glad

glad·dedglad·ding

archaic

  1. :  gladden



Examples of glad

  1. <it hath gladded my heart to see thy face again>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of glad

before 12th century


3

glad

noun

Definition of glad

  1. :  gladiolus 1



1923

First Known Use of glad

1923

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GLAD Defined for Kids

glad

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adjective \ˈglad\

Definition of glad

glad·derglad·dest

  1. 1 :  being happy and joyful <She was glad to be home.>

  2. 2 :  bringing or causing joy <glad news>

  3. 3 :  very willing <I'd be glad to help.>

glad·ly adverb <I would gladly help.>
glad·ness noun




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