What does glade mean?

Definitions for glade

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clearing, gladenoun

    a tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area


  1. gladenoun

    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

  2. gladenoun

    An everglade.

  3. gladenoun

    an open space in the ice on a river or lake

  4. gladenoun

    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

  5. gladenoun

    a gleam of light; see moonglade

  6. gladenoun

    a bright patch of sky; the bright space between clouds

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Gladenoun

    A lawn or opening in a wood. Lucus. It is taken for an avenue through a wood, whether open or shaded, and has therefore epithets of opposite meaning.

    Etymology: from glowan, to be hot, or to shine; whence the Danish glod, and the obsolete English gleed, a red hot coal.

    So flam’d his eyen with rage and rancorous ire;
    But far within, as in a hollow glade,
    Those glaring lamps were set, that made a dreadful shade. Fairy Queen, b. i. cant. 11.

    Lo where they spy’d, how in a gloomy glade
    The lion sleeping lay in secret shade. Hubberd’s Tale.

    O might I here
    In solitude live savage, in some glade
    Obscur’d, where highest woods, impenetrable
    To star or sun-light, spread their umbrage broad,
    And brown as evening. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. ix.

    When any, favour’d of high Jove,
    Chances to pass through this adventurous glade,
    Swift as a sparkle of a glancing star
    I shoot from heav’n to give him safe convoy. John Milton.

    For noonday’s heat are closer arbours made,
    And for fresh ev’ning air the op’ner glade. John Dryden, Innocence.

    There, interspers’d in lawns and opening glades,
    Thin trees arise that shun each other’s shades. Alexander Pope.

    By the heroes armed shades,
    Glitt’ring through the gloomy glades;
    By the youths that dy’d for love,
    Wand’ring in the myrtle grove,
    Restore, restore Eurydice to life!
    Oh, take the husband, or restore the wife! Alexander Pope, St. Cecil.


  1. GLADE

    Glade Interface Designer is a graphical user interface builder for GTK, with additional components for GNOME. In its third version, Glade is programming language–independent, and does not produce code for events, but rather an XML file that is then used with an appropriate binding (such as GtkAda for use with the Ada programming language). See List of language bindings for GTK for the available ones. Glade is free and open-source software distributed under the GNU General Public License.


  1. glade

    A glade is a clearing or open space within a forest. It is usually characterized by the absence of trees or other large plant forms allowing for sunlight to reach the ground more directly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gladenoun

    an open passage through a wood; a grassy open or cleared space in a forest

  2. Gladenoun

    an everglade

  3. Gladenoun

    an opening in the ice of rivers or lakes, or a place left unfrozen; also, smooth ice

  4. Etymology: [Prob. of Scand. origin, and akin to glad, a.; cf. also W. golead, goleuad, a lighting, illumination, fr. goleu light, clear, bright, goleu fwlch glade, lit., a light or clear defile.]


  1. Glade

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Glade

    glād, n. an open space in a wood.—adj. Glā′dy, having glades. [Scand.; Ice. glaðr, bright, Norw. glette, a clear spot among clouds.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. GLADE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Glade is ranked #19731 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Glade surname appeared 1,365 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Glade.

    87.6% or 1,196 total occurrences were White.
    5.2% or 71 total occurrences were Black.
    3.1% or 43 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 26 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.1% or 15 total occurrences were Asian.
    1% or 14 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of glade in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of glade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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