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[glad] /glæd/

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.
very willing:
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 glædnes; see glad + -ness.

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.


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  • Glad-rags

    plural noun, Informal. 1. dressy clothes, especially as worn to a party or other social event. plural noun 1. (informal) best clothes or clothes used on special occasions noun phrase Stylish clothes, as in Let’s put on our glad rags and go out on the town. [ ; late 1800s ]

  • Gladsheim

    [glahts-heym] /ˈglɑts heɪm/ noun, Scandinavian Mythology. 1. the golden palace of Odin, of which Valhalla was a part.

  • Gladsome

    [glad-suh m] /ˈglæd səm/ adjective 1. giving or causing joy; delightful. 2. 1 . /ˈɡlædsəm/ adjective 1. an archaic word for glad1 adj. late 14c., gladsum; see glad + -some (1).

  • Gladwrap

    /ˈɡlædˌræp/ noun trademark (NZ) (sometimes not capital) 1. a thin polythene material that clings closely to any surface around which it is placed: used for wrapping food verb -wraps, -wrapping, -wrapped 2. (transitive) to cover (food) with Gladwrap

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