: a glowing coal

Word History


Middle English, from Old English glēd; akin to Old English glōwan to glow

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gleed was before the 12th century

Dictionary Entries Near gleed

Cite this Entry

“Gleed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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