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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gladder  \Glad"der\,  n. 
  One  who  makes  glad.  --Chaucer. 
 
  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. 




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