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glad


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  That  which  gladded  all  the  warrior  train.  --Dryden. 
 
  Each  drinks  the  juice  that  glads  the  heart  of  man. 
  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glad  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glad  \Glad\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  glad;  to  rejoice.  [Obs.]  --Massinger. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  glad 
  adj  1:  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"  [ant:  {sad}] 
  2:  (`lief'  is  archaic)  very  willing;  "was  lief  to  go";  "glad  to 
  help"  [syn:  {lief(p)}] 
  3:  feeling  happy  appreciation;  "glad  of  the  fire's  warmth" 
  4:  cheerful  and  bright;  "a  beaming  smile";  "a  glad  May  morning" 
  [syn:  {beaming}] 




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