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glad 1

 (glăd)
adj. glad·der, glad·dest
1.
a. Experiencing or exhibiting joy and pleasure.
b. Appreciative: was glad to be home.
2. Providing joy and pleasure: a glad occasion.
3. Very willing; pleased: glad to help.
tr. & intr.v. glad·ded, glad·ding, glads Archaic
To gladden.

[Middle English, from Old English glæd; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

glad′ly adv.
glad′ness n.
Synonyms: glad1, happy, cheerful, lighthearted, joyful, joyous
These adjectives mean being in or showing good spirits. Glad often refers to the feeling that results from the gratification of a wish or from satisfaction with immediate circumstances: "They were smiling, lifting their hands to me, glad to be together, glad to see me" (Wendell Berry).
Happy applies to a feeling of pleasure, satisfaction, or joy: "Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so" (John Stuart Mill).
Cheerful suggests characteristic good spirits: a cheerful volunteer.
Lighthearted stresses the absence of care: "We knew that things were hard for our Bohemian neighbors, but the two girls were lighthearted and never complained" (Willa Cather).
Joyful and joyous suggest lively, often exultant happiness: a joyful heart; joyous laughter.

glad 2

 (glăd)
n. Botany
A gladiolus.

glad

(ɡlæd)
adj, gladder or gladdest
1. happy and pleased; contented
2. causing happiness or contentment
3. (foll by: to) very willing: he was glad to help.
4. (foll by: of) happy or pleased to have: glad of her help.
vb, glads, gladding or gladded
an archaic word for gladden
[Old English glǣd; related to Old Norse glathr, Old High German glat smooth, shining, Latin glaber smooth, Lithuanian glodùs fitting closely]
ˈgladly adv
ˈgladness n

glad

(ɡlæd)
n
(Plants) informal short for gladiolus Also called (Austral): gladdie

glad1

(glæd)

adj. glad•der, glad•dest, adj.
1. 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.
v.t.
5. Archaic. to make glad; gladden.
[before 900; Old English glæd, c. Old Norse glathr bright, glad, Old High German glat smooth; akin to Latin glaber smooth]
glad′ly, adv.
glad′ness, n.

glad2

(glæd)

n.
[1920–25; by shortening]

glad

happycheerful
1. 'glad'

If you are glad about something, you are pleased about it.

I'm so glad that you passed the exam.
She seemed glad of the chance to leave early.
2. 'happy'

You can also say that you are happy about something when you are pleased about it.

She was happy that his sister was coming.

If someone is contented and enjoys life, you say that they are happy.

She always seemed such a happy woman.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'glad' with this meaning, and don't use 'glad' in front of a noun. Don't say, for example, 'She always seemed such a glad woman'.

3. 'cheerful'

If someone shows that they are happy by smiling and laughing a lot, you say that they are cheerful.

The men stayed cheerful and determined even when things got difficult.

glad


Past participle: gladded
Gerund: gladding

Imperative
glad
glad
Present
I glad
you glad
he/she/it glads
we glad
you glad
they glad
Preterite
I gladded
you gladded
he/she/it gladded
we gladded
you gladded
they gladded
Present Continuous
I am gladding
you are gladding
he/she/it is gladding
we are gladding
you are gladding
they are gladding
Present Perfect
I have gladded
you have gladded
he/she/it has gladded
we have gladded
you have gladded
they have gladded
Past Continuous
I was gladding
you were gladding
he/she/it was gladding
we were gladding
you were gladding
they were gladding
Past Perfect
I had gladded
you had gladded
he/she/it had gladded
we had gladded
you had gladded
they had gladded
Future
I will glad
you will glad
he/she/it will glad
we will glad
you will glad
they will glad
Future Perfect
I will have gladded
you will have gladded
he/she/it will have gladded
we will have gladded
you will have gladded
they will have gladded
Future Continuous
I will be gladding
you will be gladding
he/she/it will be gladding
we will be gladding
you will be gladding
they will be gladding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gladding
you have been gladding
he/she/it has been gladding
we have been gladding
you have been gladding
they have been gladding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gladding
you will have been gladding
he/she/it will have been gladding
we will have been gladding
you will have been gladding
they will have been gladding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gladding
you had been gladding
he/she/it had been gladding
we had been gladding
you had been gladding
they had been gladding
Conditional
I would glad
you would glad
he/she/it would glad
we would glad
you would glad
they would glad
Past Conditional
I would have gladded
you would have gladded
he/she/it would have gladded
we would have gladded
you would have gladded
they would have gladded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glad - 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 flowersglad - 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
iridaceous plant - any bulbous plant of the family Iridaceae
genus Gladiolus - gladiolas
Adj.1.glad - 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"
cheerful - being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits; "her cheerful nature"; "a cheerful greeting"; "a cheerful room"; "as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be"
sad - experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness; "feeling sad because his dog had died"; "Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad"- Christina Rossetti
2.glad - eagerly disposed to act or to be of serviceglad - eagerly disposed to act or to be of service; "glad to help"
willing - disposed or inclined toward; "a willing participant"; "willing helpers"
3.glad - feeling happy appreciation; "glad of the fire's warmth"
grateful, thankful - feeling or showing gratitude; "a grateful heart"; "grateful for the tree's shade"; "a thankful smile"
4.glad - cheerful and brightglad - cheerful and bright; "a beaming smile"; "a glad May morning"
cheerful - being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits; "her cheerful nature"; "a cheerful greeting"; "a cheerful room"; "as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be"

glad

adjective
2. willing, prepared, happy, pleased, ready, delighted I'll be glad to show you round.
3. (Archaic) pleasing, happy, cheering, pleasant, delightful, cheerful, merry, gratifying, cheery, joyous, felicitous the bringer of glad tidings

glad

adjective
1. Providing joy and pleasure:
2. Marked by festal celebration:
3. Eagerly compliant:
Translations
سَعِيدمَسْرور، مُبْتَهِج جدا
rádveselýpotěšený
glad
iloinen
contentjoyeuxsoddisfatto
zadovoljan
vidám
glaîur
嬉しい
기쁜
džiaugsmasdžiaugsmingasišeiginiai drabužiaimielainudžiuginti
priecīgs
bucurosvesel
vesel
glad
ดีใจ
vui mừng

glad

[glæd] ADJ (gladder (compar) (gladdest (superl)))
1. (= pleased) to be gladalegrarse
"I had a great time" - "I'm (so) glad"-me lo pasé fenomenal -me alegro (mucho)
to be glad thatalegrarse de que + subjun
I'm glad that you could comeme alegro de que hayas podido venir
I'm glad that I relented in the endme alegro de haber transigido al final
to be glad to do sth (= pleased) → alegrarse de hacer algo; (= willing) → estar encantado de hacer algo
I was glad to see himme alegré de verlo
I am glad to hear itme alegra saberlo
I'll be glad to answer any questionsestaré encantado de responder a cualquier pregunta
our receptionists will be glad to help you make any theatre reservationsnuestros recepcionistas le ayudarán con el mayor agrado a reservar entradas para el teatro
I would be only too glad to take a job like thatme encantaría aceptar un trabajo como ese
he assured her that he would be only too glad to helple aseguró que sería un verdadero placer ayudarla
to be glad about sthalegrarse de algo
Ralph was glad of a chance to change the subjectRalph se alegró de tener la oportunidad de cambiar de tema
I was glad of his helpme alegré de que me ayudase
I'd be very glad of your advicele agradeceré mucho que me aconseje
2. (before noun) (liter) (= joyful) [occasion] → feliz
glad rags (o.f.) → trajes mpl de fiesta
glad tidings (hum or liter) → buenas nuevas fpl
to give sb the glad eyeechar a algn una mirada insinuante
see also glad-hand

glad

[ˈglæd] adj (= happy) → content(e)
to be glad to do sth
I'm glad to see you → Je suis bien content de te voir.
I'd be glad to help you → Je vous aiderais volontiers.
to be glad about sth → être (bien) content de qch
to be glad (that) ...
She's glad she's done it → Elle est contente de l'avoir fait.
I'm glad that you could make it → Je suis content que vous ayez pu venir.
I'm really glad you beat him → Je suis vraiment content que tu l'aies battu.
to be glad of sth → être bien content(e) de qch
I was glad of his help
BUT J'étais bien content qu'il m'aide. glad tidings

glad

adj (+er)
pred (= pleased)froh; to be glad about somethingsich über etw (acc)freuen; I’m glad (about that)das freut mich, da bin ich froh; to be glad of somethingfroh über etw (acc)sein; he was glad of a chance to change the subjecter freute sich über die Gelegenheit, das Thema zu wechseln; I’d be glad of an opportunity to show you the houseich würde dir gerne das Haus zeigen; you’ll be glad of an umbrelladu wirst einen Schirm gut gebrauchen können; we’d be glad of your helpwir wären froh, wenn Sie uns helfen könnten; I’d be glad of your opinion on thisich würde gerne Ihre Meinung dazu hören; to be glad (that)…sich freuen, dass …; (= relieved)froh sein, dass …; I’m glad you like itich freue mich, dass es Ihnen gefällt; I’m glad I relented in the endich bin froh, dass ich schließlich nachgegeben habe; to be glad to do somethingsich freuen, etw zu tun; (= relieved)froh sein, etw zu tun; glad to be of servicegern geschehen; he is always glad to come with user kommt immer gern mit (uns mit); we should be glad to answer any questionseventuelle Fragen beantworten wir gerne; I’ll be glad to show you everythingich zeige Ihnen gerne alles; to be only too glad to do somethingetw sehr gern tun; I was only too glad to get awayich war heilfroh, da wegzukommen (inf)
attr the glad tidingsdie frohe Botschaft (geh), → die gute or freudige Nachricht; to give somebody the glad tidingsjdm die frohe Botschaft (geh)or freudige Nachricht überbringen
? glad eye, glad hand, glad rags

glad

:
glad eye
n to give somebody the gladjdm schöne Augen machen (inf)
glad hand
n to give somebody the gladjdn überschwänglich begrüßen

glad

[glæd] adj (-der (comp) (-dest (superl))) (pleased) → contento/a, compiaciuto/a; (news, occasion) → lieto/a
to be glad about sth/that → essere contento/a or lieto/a di qc/che + sub
I am glad to hear it → mi fa molto piacere, ne sono felice
I was glad of his help → gli sono stato grato del suo aiuto
he was only too glad to do it → non chiedeva di meglio che farlo

glad

(glӕd) adjective
pleased or happy. I'm very glad that you are here; the glad smiles of the children.
ˈgladden verb
to make glad. The news gladdened her.
ˈgladly adverb
I'd gladly help but I have too many other things to do.
ˈgladness noun
glad rags
a person's best clothes, worn for special occasions. I'll get my glad rags on for the party.

glad

سَعِيد rád glad froh χαρούμενος contento iloinen content zadovoljan felice 嬉しい 기쁜 blij glad zadowolony contente довольный glad ดีใจ memnun vui mừng 高兴的

glad

a. alegre, contento-a;
I am ___ to meet youmucho gusto en conocerle;
adv. alegremente, con satisfacción;
v.
to be ___ ofalegrarse de;
to be ___ totener mucho gusto en.
References in classic literature ?
No, sir, no, thank you all the same; so glad we hit the time, sir; but don't stay now, sir, the bell is ringing.
I was powerful glad he didn't get killed, and so was Tom, and we wondered which he would like the best--for us to never let on to know him, or how?
I might have been glad Thou mightst have been glad He, she, or it might have been glad.
I was abashed at having made so great a mistake, and was glad to change the subject.
Ah me, ah me, how glad I shall be to see you, my angel
This very neat and spacious edifice is erected on the site of the little wicket gate, which formerly, as all old pilgrims will recollect, stood directly across the highway, and, by its inconvenient narrowness, was a great obstruction to the traveller of liberal mind and expansive stomach The reader of John Bunyan will be glad to know that Christian's old friend Evangelist, who was accustomed to supply each pilgrim with a mystic roll, now presides at the ticket office.
Miss Vernon is to be placed at a school in London before her mother comes to us which I am glad of, for her sake and my own.
I should be glad enough to fall asleep, so it's not my fault
My father's health was still very infirm, but not materially worse than when I last saw him; and I was glad I had it in my power to cheer him by my return, and to amuse him with singing his favourite songs.
Well, I'm glad to know it, for I began to think you were planning to study surgery or farming.
Oh, I'm very glad you've come, even if it would have been nice to sleep in a wild cherry-tree.
I'm awfully glad you do like me and am sorry I'm going away, but let's all forget it for a month.