glade


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glade

 (glād)
n.
1. An open space in a forest.
2. A tract of marshland.

[Middle English, perhaps from glad, bright and shining; see glad1.]

glade

(ɡleɪd)
n
(Forestry) an open place in a forest; clearing
[C16: of uncertain origin; perhaps related to glad1 (in obsolete sense: bright); see gleam]
ˈgladeˌlike adj

glade

(gleɪd)

n.
an open space in a forest.
[1520–30; akin to glad1, in obsolete sense “bright”]
glade′like`, adj.

glade

- Originally referred to a part of water not frozen over, but surrounded by ice, drawing an analogy to the same word for an opening in the woods.
See also related terms for surrounded.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glade - a tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded areaglade - a tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area
Translations

glade

[gleɪd] Nclaro m

glade

[ˈgleɪd] nclairière f

glade

nLichtung f

glade

[gleɪd] nradura
References in classic literature ?
We occupied, in this place, the centre of a vast glade surrounded by the lofty foliage of the submarine forest.
Follow yonder green path till it leads you into a little grassy glade, where is a crystal well and a hut of woven boughs hard by, and you shall see her whom you seek.
Then Robin took his good yew bow in his hand, and placing the tip at his instep, he strung it right deftly; then he nocked a broad clothyard arrow and, raising the bow, drew the gray goose feather to his ear; the next moment the bowstring rang and the arrow sped down the glade as a sparrowhawk skims in a northern wind.
In a little moonlit glade, a mile or so from the camp of the raiders, her rescuer halted and dropped her to the ground.
At the end of a broad avenue of firs a cool green glade spread its grassy carpet in the midst of the surrounding plantation.
Very softly down the glade runs a waiting, watching shade, And the whisper spreads and widens far and near; And the sweat is on thy brow, for he passes even now-- He is Fear, O Little Hunter, he is Fear!
A considerable open space, in the midst of this glade, seemed formerly to have been dedicated to the rites of Druidical superstition; for, on the summit of a hillock, so regular as to seem artificial, there still remained part of a circle of rough unhewn stones, of large dimensions.
After going through the wood for about a mile and a half they came out on a glade where troops of Tuchkov's corps were stationed to defend the left flank.
As he spoke, the forest pathway along which they marched opened out into a green glade, which sloped down towards the river.
Taking the rope and leading the way, I passed through a glade of tangled vines and bushes that ran between two wooded knolls.
Beyond was an open glade, and in this were five of the most extraordinary creatures that I have ever seen.
Then while the whole glade was filled with the savory smell of roasting venison and fat capons, and brown pasties warmed beside the blaze, and mulled wine sent forth a cordial fragrance, Robin Hood placed the Sheriff upon a knoll beneath the largest oak and sat himself down by him.