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glad

adjective \ ˈglad \

Definition of glad

gladder; gladdest
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

gladly

adverb

gladness

noun

Examples of glad in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of glad

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


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glad

verb

Definition of glad

gladded; gladding
archaic

Examples of glad in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of glad

see 1glad


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glad

noun

Definition of glad

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First Known Use of glad

1923

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GLAD Defined for English Language Learners

glad

adjective

Definition of glad for English Language Learners

  • : feeling pleasure, joy, or delight

  • : very willing to do something

  • : causing happiness and joy


GLAD Defined for Kids

glad

adjective \ ˈglad \

Definition of glad for Students

gladder; gladdest
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.

gladly

adverb
  • I would gladly help.

gladness

noun


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