Definitions for gladegleɪd
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word glade
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an open space in a forest.
Origin of glade:
1520–30; akin to glad1, in obs. sense “bright”
a tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area
An open passage through a wood; a grassy open or cleared space in a forest.
... are creating more "glades," or cleared trails through the woods, for less experienced (blue) skiers. They're a throwback to the first days of skiing, before resorts cut wide swaths of trees, and machines rolled and packed the snow. uE000128147uE001 Newsweek, Travel: In The Trees, Nov 23, 2003
an open space in the ice on a river or lake
a bright surface of snow/ice ... a glade of ice
In the latter days of a ferocious winter, the sun dropped earthwards, having on this day pulled clear of its sluggish trajectory casting a few meek rays on the redoubtable snow and frost of the mountain glade. uE000128148uE001 Vignette: A Writing Exercise
a gleam of light; see moonglade
a bright patch of sky; the bright space between clouds
an open passage through a wood; a grassy open or cleared space in a forest
an opening in the ice of rivers or lakes, or a place left unfrozen; also, smooth ice
In the most general sense, a glade or clearing is an open area within a woodland. Glades are often grassy meadows under the canopy of deciduous trees such as red alder or quaking aspen in western North America. They also represent openings in forests where local conditions such as avalanches, poor soils, or fire damage have created semi-permanent clearings. They are very important to herbivorous animals, such as deer and elk, for forage and denning activities. Sometimes the word is used in a looser sense, as in the treeless wetlands of the Everglades. In the central United States, the term glade is used more specifically to describe rocky, prairie-like habitats that occur in areas of shallow soil. Glades are characterized by unique plant and animal communities that are adapted to harsh and dry conditions.
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