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1glad

adjective \ˈglad\

: feeling pleasure, joy, or delight

: very willing to do something

: causing happiness and joy

glad·derglad·dest

Full Definition of GLAD

1
archaic :  having a cheerful or happy disposition by nature
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
a :  marked by, expressive of, or caused by happiness and joy <a glad shout>
b :  causing happiness and joy :  pleasant <glad tidings>
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

2glad

verb
glad·dedglad·ding

Definition of GLAD

archaic
:  gladden

Examples of GLAD

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

First Known Use of GLAD

before 12th century

3glad

noun

Definition of GLAD

:  gladiolus 1

First Known Use of GLAD

1923

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall
GLAD Defined for Kids

glad

adjective \ˈglad\
glad·derglad·dest

Definition of GLAD for Kids

1
:  being happy and joyful <She was glad to be home.>
2
:  bringing or causing joy <glad news>
3
:  very willing <I'd be glad to help.>
glad·ly adverb <I would gladly help.>
glad·ness noun

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