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Meaning of GLAD

Pronunciation:  glad

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  cheerful and bright; "a beaming smile"; "a glad May morning"
  2. [adj]  feeling happy appreciation; "glad of the fire's warmth"
  3. [adj]  showing or causing joy and pleasure; especially made happy; "glad you are here"; "glad that they succeeded"; "gave a glad shout"; "a glad smile"; "heard the glad news"; "a glad occasion"
  4. [adj]  (`lief' is archaic) very willing; "was lief to go"; "glad to help"

GLAD is a 4 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: beaming, cheerful, gladsome, grateful, happy, lief(p), pleased, thankful, willing
 Antonyms: sad



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Glad\, a. [Compar. {Gladder}; superl. {Gladdest}.] [AS.
    gl[ae]d bright, glad; akin to D. glad smooth, G. glatt, OHG.
    glat smooth, shining, Icel. gla?r glad, bright, Dan. & Sw.
    glad glad, Lith. glodas smooth, and prob. to L. glaber, and
    E. glide. Cf. {Glabrous}.]
    1. Pleased; joyous; happy; cheerful; gratified; -- opposed to
       sorry, sorrowful, or unhappy; -- said of persons, and
       often followed by of, at, that, or by the infinitive, and
       sometimes by with, introducing the cause or reason.
             A wise son maketh a glad father.      --Prov. x. 1.
             He that is glad at calamities shall not be
             unpunished.                           --Prov. xvii.
             The Trojan, glad with sight of hostile blood.
             He, glad of her attention gained.     --Milton.
             As we are now glad to behold your eyes. --Shak.
             Glad am I that your highness is so armed. --Shak.
    {Glad on 't}, glad of it. [Colloq.] --Shak.
    2. Wearing a gay or bright appearance; expressing or exciting
       joy; producing gladness; exhilarating.
             Her conversation More glad to me than to a miser
             money is.                             --Sir P.
             Glad evening and glad morn crowned the fourth day.
    Syn: Pleased; gratified; exhilarated; animated; delighted;
         happy; cheerful; joyous; joyful; cheering; exhilarating;
         pleasing; animating.
    Usage: {Glad}, {Delighted}, {Gratified}. Delighted expresses
           a much higher degree of pleasure than glad. Gratified
           always refers to a pleasure conferred by some human
           agent, and the feeling is modified by the
           consideration that we owe it in part to another. A
           person may be glad or delighted to see a friend, and
           gratified at the attention shown by his visits.
  2. \Glad\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gladded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Gladding}.] [AS. gladian. See {Glad}, a., and cf. {Gladden},
    v. t.]
    To make glad; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate. --Chaucer.
          That which gladded all the warrior train. --Dryden.
          Each drinks the juice that glads the heart of man.
  3. \Glad\, v. i.
    To be glad; to rejoice. [Obs.] --Massinger.
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