What does glad mean?

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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"


  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

  5. Origin: [AS. gladian. See Glad, a., and cf. Gladden, v. t.]


  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."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Glad

    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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  2. GLAD

    What does GLAD stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the GLAD acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

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

How to pronounce glad?

  1. Alex
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How to say glad in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of glad in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of glad in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of glad in a Sentence

  1. Mohannad Aama:

    Boy, am I glad we did.

  2. Nicole Peeples:

    Im so glad he was there.

  3. Bernadette Kero:

    I'm glad to have her back.

  4. Olivia McKinney:

    I'll be glad when its over.

  5. Mike Huckabee:

    I'm glad to be back in Iowa.

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