adjective, gladder, gladdest.
feeling joy or pleasure; delighted; pleased:
glad about the good news; glad that you are here.
accompanied by or causing joy or pleasure:
a glad occasion; glad tidings.
characterized by or showing cheerfulness, joy, or pleasure, as looks or utterances.
I’ll be glad to give him your message.
verb (used with object), gladded, gladding.
Archaic. to make glad.
adjective gladder, gladdest
happy and pleased; contented
causing happiness or contentment
(postpositive) foll by to. very willing: he was glad to help
(postpositive) foll by of. happy or pleased to have: glad of her help
verb glads, gladding, gladded
an archaic word for gladden
(informal) short for gladiolus Also called (Austral) gladdie (ˈɡlædɪ)
Old English glæd “bright, shining, joyous,” from Proto-Germanic *glada- (cf. Old Norse glaðr “smooth, bright, glad,” Danish glad “glad, joyful,” Old Saxon gladmod “glad,” Old Frisian gled “smooth,” Dutch glad “slippery,” German glatt “smooth”), from PIE *ghel- “to shine” (see glass). The modern sense is much weakened. Slang glad rags “one’s best clothes” first recorded 1902.
[gleyd] /gleɪd/ noun 1. an open space in a forest. /ɡleɪd/ noun 1. an open place in a forest; clearing n. “clear, open space in a woods,” c.1400, perhaps from Middle English glode (c.1300), from Old Norse glaðr “bright” (see glad). Original meaning would be “bright (because open) space in a wood” (cf. French clairière […]
/ˈɡlædən/ noun 1. another name for the stinking iris
noun, Informal. 1. a friendly or interested glance, especially a flirtatious one. noun 1. (informal) an inviting or seductive glance (esp in the phrase give (someone) the glad eye)
[glad-hand] /ˈglædˌhænd/ Informal. verb (used with object) 1. to greet warmly. 2. to greet in an insincerely effusive manner. verb (used without object) 3. to greet others with enthusiasm, especially feigned enthusiasm: The candidate spent weeks glad-handing around the state. noun, Informal. 1. a hearty welcome or enthusiastic reception, especially one that is effusive or […]