glade

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noun \ ˈglād \

Definition of glade

:an open space surrounded by woods

glady

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We know that glade has been with us since at least the early 1500s, though the word's origins remain a bit of a mystery. Glade, which originally was often used not just to indicate a clearing in the woods but one which was also filled with sunlight, may come from the adjective glad. In Middle English, glad also meant "shining," a meaning that goes back to the word's Old English ancestor, glæd. Glæd is akin to Old High German glat ("shining, smooth") and Old Norse glathr ("sunny"). It may also be a relative of Old English geolu, the ancestor of the modern English word yellow.

Origin and Etymology of glade

perhaps from 1glad


GLADE Defined for English Language Learners

glade

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Definition of glade for English Language Learners

  • : a grassy open space in a forest


GLADE Defined for Kids

glade

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Definition of glade for Students

:a grassy open space in a forest


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