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1. An open space in a forest.
2. A tract of marshland.
[Middle English, perhaps from glad, bright and shining; see glad1.]
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(Forestry) an open place in a forest; clearing
[C16: of uncertain origin; perhaps related to glad1 (in obsolete sense: bright); see gleam]
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an open space in a forest.
[1520–30; akin to glad1, in obsolete sense “bright”]
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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.
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glade[gleɪd] N → claro m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
glade[ˈgleɪd] n → clairière f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Lichtung f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
glade[gleɪd] n → radura
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