Definitions for gladness

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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. gladness, gladfulness, gladsomeness(noun)

    experiencing joy and pleasure


  1. gladness(Noun)

    The state of being glad; joy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gladness(noun)

    state or quality of being glad; pleasure; joyful satisfaction; cheerfulness

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