Definitions for gladglæd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gladglæd(adj.)glad•der, glad•dest

  1. (adj.)feeling joy or pleasure; pleased:

    glad about the good news.

  2. accompanied by or causing joy or pleasure:

    glad tidings.

  3. characterized by or showing cheerfulness, joy, or pleasure, as looks or utterances.

  4. very willing:

    I'd be glad to help.

  5. (v.t.)Archaic. to make glad; gladden.

Origin of glad:

bef. 900; OE glæd, c. ON glathr bright, glad, OHG glat smooth; akin to L glaber smooth



  1. Category: Plants

    Ref: gladiolus (def. 1). 1

Origin of glad:

1920–25; by shortening

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

  2. glad(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"

  3. glad, happy(adj)

    eagerly disposed to act or to be of service

    "glad to help"

  4. glad(adj)

    feeling happy appreciation

    "glad of the fire's warmth"

  5. beaming, glad(adj)

    cheerful and bright

    "a beaming smile"; "a glad May morning"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. glad(adjective)æd

    happy that sth has happened

    I'm glad that you two finally met each other.; We were glad to see that the dog had come home.

  2. gladæd

    very willing to

    If you need me, I'd be glad to help.


  1. glad(Verb)

    To make glad; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate.

  2. glad(Adjective)

    pleased, happy, satisfied

  3. Origin: From glæd

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glad

    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

  2. Glad

    wearing a gay or bright appearance; expressing or exciting joy; producing gladness; exhilarating

  3. Glad(verb)

    to make glad; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate

  4. Glad(verb)

    to be glad; to rejoice


  1. GLAD

    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."

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'glad' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2751

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'glad' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1361

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'glad' in Adjectives Frequency: #331

Translations for glad

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


pleased or happy

I'm very glad that you are here; the glad smiles of the children.

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