glad

glad
[[t]glæ̱d[/t]]
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1) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ, oft ADJ that, ADJ to-inf, ADJ of/about n If you are glad about something, you are happy and pleased about it.

I'm glad I relented in the end...

The people seem genuinely glad to see you...

I ought to be glad about what happened...

I'd be glad if the boys slept a little longer so I could do some ironing.

Derived words:
gladly ADV-GRADED ADV with v

Mallarmé gladly accepted the invitation.

gladness N-UNCOUNT

...a night of joy and gladness, of sorrow and recollection.

2) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ to-inf (feelings) If you say that you will be glad to do something, usually for someone else, you mean that you are willing and eager to do it.

I'll be glad to show you everything...

We should be glad to answer any questions.

Syn:
Derived words:
gladly ADV ADV with v

The counselors will gladly baby-sit during their free time.

3) PHRASE Glad tidings means good news. [LITERARY]

...the bringer of glad tidings.


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  • glad — W3S2 [glæd] adj [no comparative] [: Old English; Origin: glAd bright, shining, happy ] 1.) [not before noun] pleased and happy about something glad (that) ▪ I m really glad I don t have to go back there again. ▪ We re so glad you came. glad to do …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Glad — (gl[a^]d), a. [Compar. {Gladder}; superl. {Gladdest}.] [AS. gl[ae]d bright, glad; akin to D. glad smooth, G. glatt, OHG. glat smooth, shining, Icel. gla[eth]r glad, bright, Dan. & Sw. glad glad, Lith. glodas smooth, and prob. to L. glaber, and E …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glad on 't — Glad Glad (gl[a^]d), a. [Compar. {Gladder}; superl. {Gladdest}.] [AS. gl[ae]d bright, glad; akin to D. glad smooth, G. glatt, OHG. glat smooth, shining, Icel. gla[eth]r glad, bright, Dan. & Sw. glad glad, Lith. glodas smooth, and prob. to L.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glad — glad·den; glad·don; glad·dy; glad; glad·ful; glad·i·ate; glad·i·a·tor; glad·i·a·to·ri·al; glad·i·a·tor·ship; glad·i·o·la; glad·i·ole; glad·ite; glad·less; glad·ness; glad·some; glad·stone; glad·sto·ni·an; un·glad; glad·ly; glad·some·ly;… …   English syllables

  • glad — [ glæd ] adjective not usually before noun *** happy and pleased about something: We re having a great time. I m so glad. glad (that): I m glad he finally called you. glad to see/hear/be, etc.: Maggie was glad to be home in her own bed. glad for …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • glad — glad, happy, cheerful, lighthearted, joyful, joyous are comparable when meaning characterized by or expressing the mood, temper, or state of mind of a person who is pleased or delighted with something or with things in general. Glad may be used… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Glad — can refer to:*Glad (duke), ruler in the territory of Banat, who was defeated by the Magyars during the 10th century *Glad (band), a Christian pop/rock and a cappella music group formed in 1972 *Glad (company), an American brand of household… …   Wikipedia

  • glad — O.E. glæd bright, shining, joyous, from P.Gmc. *glada (Cf. O.N. glaðr smooth, bright, glad, Dan. glad glad, joyful, O.S. gladmod glad, O.Fris. gled smooth, Du. glad slippery, Ger. glatt smooth ), from PIE …   Etymology dictionary

  • Glad — 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. [1913 Webster] That which gladded all the warrior train. Dryden …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glad — glad1 [glad] adj. gladder, gladdest [ME < OE glæd, akin to Ger glatt, smooth (the orig. Gmc sense) < IE * ghlādh , shining, smooth < base * ĝhel , to shine > GLEAM, GOLD] 1. feeling or characterized by pleasure or joy; happy; pleased… …   English World dictionary

  • glad of — 1. Glad to have 2. Glad because of • • • Main Entry: ↑glad …   Useful english dictionary

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