gladiolus, gladiola, glad, sword lily(adj)
any of numerous plants of the genus Gladiolus native chiefly to tropical and South Africa having sword-shaped leaves and one-sided spikes of brightly colored funnel-shaped flowers; widely cultivated
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"
eagerly disposed to act or to be of service
"glad to help"
feeling happy appreciation
"glad of the fire's warmth"
cheerful and bright
"a beaming smile"; "a glad May morning"
To make glad; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate.
pleased, happy, satisfied
Origin: From glæd
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
wearing a gay or bright appearance; expressing or exciting joy; producing gladness; exhilarating
to make glad; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate
to be glad; to rejoice
Origin: [AS. gladian. See Glad, a., and cf. Gladden, v. t.]
GLAD is one of the pioneers of Christian pop/rock and a cappella music, having formed as a progressive rock group in 1972 and discovered a large audience for their a cappella music in 1988. Today, with over 1.5 million albums sold, they continue to perform concerts and release occasional recordings. As Contemporary Christian Music described it, "GLAD's elegant vocals helped set them apart from other pioneers of Contemporary Christian music. That vocal sound has since evolved into a complex, self-sustaining life form of its own..." The GLAD sound is known for its tight harmonies and intricate arrangements with classical and jazz overtones. Some of their hits over the years have included "Be Ye Glad," "Maker of My Heart," "God is My Rock," "The Easter Song," "You Put This Love in My Heart," and "Color Outside the Lines."
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
glad, adj. pleased: cheerful: bright: giving pleasure.—v.t. to make glad:—pr.p. glad′ding; pa.p. glad′ded.—v.t. Glad′den, to make glad: to cheer: to animate.—adj. Glad′ful (Spens.).—n. Glad′fulness.—adv. Glad′ly.—n. Glad′ness.—adj. Glad′some, glad: joyous: gay.—adv. Glad′somely.—n. Glad′someness. [A.S. glæd; Ger. glatt, smooth, Ice. glaðr, bright, Dan. glad.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'GLAD' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2751
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'GLAD' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1361
Rank popularity for the word 'GLAD' in Adjectives Frequency: #331
The numerical value of GLAD in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of GLAD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know.
I’m really glad that the bear walked away, and I’m really glad I did, too.
I'm glad he's my mayor, and I'm glad he's going to be my mayor for another four years.
Tolerance is the eager and glad acceptance of the way along which others seek the truth.
Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.
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Translations for GLAD
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- alegreCatalan, Valencian
- fröhlich, frohGerman
- glaður, glaðFaroese
- content, heureuxFrench
- áthas, áthasachIrish
- lieto, soddisfatto, fieroItalian
- blij, verheugdDutch
- alegre, contente, grato, felizPortuguese
- vesel, bucurosRomanian
- nöjd, belåten, gladSwedish
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