from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Experiencing or exhibiting joy and pleasure.
- adj. Appreciative: was glad of the fire's warmth.
- adj. Providing joy and pleasure: a glad occasion.
- adj. Very willing; pleased: glad to help.
- adj. Bright and cheerful: a glad May morning.
- adj. Archaic Having a naturally cheerful disposition.
- transitive v. Archaic To gladden.
- n. Botany A gladiolus.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. pleased, happy, satisfied
- v. To make glad; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. 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.
- adj. Wearing a gay or bright appearance; expressing or exciting joy; producing gladness; exhilarating.
- transitive v. To make glad; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate.
- intransitive v. To be glad; to rejoice.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Smooth; level; open. Compare glade.
- Acting smoothly or freely; moving easily: as, a glad door or bolt.
- In good condition; thriving.
- Shining; bright; cheerful; wearing the appearance of joy: as, a glad countenance.
- Feeling joy, pleasure, or satisfaction, especially with reference to some particular event; pleased; gratified; well contented; joyful: rarely used attributively in this sense, but usually in the predicate, where it is used absolutely or followed by of or at, or by an infinitive with to: as, to be glad of an opportunity to oblige a friend.
- Causing joy or pleasure; giving satisfaction; pleasing.
- Synonyms Joyous, delighted, animated, exhilarated.
- Gladsome, cheering, exhilarating, animating. See gladness.
- n. Gladness.
- To make glad; gladden.
- To be glad; rejoice.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. showing or causing joy and pleasure; especially made happy
- adj. eagerly disposed to act or to be of service
- adj. feeling happy appreciation
- n. 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
- adj. cheerful and bright
Middle English, from Old English glæd; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English glæd (Wiktionary)