Definitions for: Glad


[adj] cheerful and bright; "a beaming smile"; "a glad May morning"
[adj] feeling happy appreciation; "glad of the fire's warmth"
[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"
[adj] (`lief' is archaic) very willing; "was lief to go"; "glad to help"



Webster (1913) Definition: Glad, a. [Compar. Gladder; superl. Gladdest.] [AS.
gl[ae]d bright, glad; akin to D. glad smooth, G. glatt, OHG.
glat smooth, shining, Icel. gla?r glad, bright, Dan. & Sw.
glad glad, Lith. glodas smooth, and prob. to L. glaber, and
E. glide. Cf. Glabrous.]
1. 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.

A wise son maketh a glad father. --Prov. x. 1.

He that is glad at calamities shall not be
unpunished. --Prov. xvii.
5.

The Trojan, glad with sight of hostile blood.
--Dryden.

He, glad of her attention gained. --Milton.

As we are now glad to behold your eyes. --Shak.

Glad am I that your highness is so armed. --Shak.

Glad on 't, glad of it. [Colloq.] --Shak.

2. Wearing a gay or bright appearance; expressing or exciting
joy; producing gladness; exhilarating.

Her conversation More glad to me than to a miser
money is. --Sir P.
Sidney.

Glad evening and glad morn crowned the fourth day.
--Milton.

Syn: Pleased; gratified; exhilarated; animated; delighted;
happy; cheerful; joyous; joyful; cheering; exhilarating;
pleasing; animating.

Usage: Glad, Delighted, Gratified. Delighted expresses
a much higher degree of pleasure than glad. Gratified
always refers to a pleasure conferred by some human
agent, and the feeling is modified by the
consideration that we owe it in part to another. A
person may be glad or delighted to see a friend, and
gratified at the attention shown by his visits.


Glad, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gladded; p. pr. & vb. n.
Gladding.] [AS. gladian. See Glad, a., and cf. Gladden,
v. t.]
To make glad; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate. --Chaucer.

That which gladded all the warrior train. --Dryden.

Each drinks the juice that glads the heart of man.
--Pope.


Glad, v. i.
To be glad; to rejoice. [Obs.] --Massinger.

Synonyms: beaming, cheerful, gladsome, grateful, happy, lief(p), pleased, thankful, willing

Antonyms: sad

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