Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. comparative form of glad: more glad
  • n. One who makes glad or gives joy.
  • v. To make glad; rejoice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who makes glad.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Comparativo of glad.
  • n. One who makes glad or gives joy.
  • n. Same as gladden.

Etymologies

From Middle English gladere, from Old English glædra (a), glador (adv), comparative of glæd ("glad, shining, bright"). More at glad. (Wiktionary)
From Middle English glader, from Old English *gladere (“gladder”), from gladian ("to make glad"), equivalent to glad +‎ -er. (Wiktionary)
From gladder ("one who makes glad"), or perhaps from Middle English *gladderen, from Old English *gladrian (“to make glad”), equivalent to glad +‎ -er (“fequentative suffix”). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • [Page 239] "I'm glad, too," answered his cousin, "but I'll be 'gladder' if you will tell me where I can get some togs like yours.

    The Shagganappi

  • "I'm glad, too," answered his cousin, "but I'll be 'gladder' if you will tell me where I can get some togs like yours.

    The Shagganappi

  • When in China, install the gladder add on for firefox.

    Discourse.net: My Brother Told Me Not to Say Anything

  • Issue 16 just appeared a few weeks ago (which I happen to have an article in, ahem, on the state of SF), so I'm glad to hear they liked FF2, and gladder still that you did!

    Two New Fantasy Novels Unleashed!

  • Based upon my usage it would be an option I was glad I have available but even gladder that I don't have to use.

    Does Star Choice offer Internet via satellite service?

  • I hope she died in the knowledge that her fiction was loved and appreciated, and am gladder than I can say that I got to tell her at World Fantasy just how much I'd enjoyed The Anvil of the World, The Empress of Mars, The House of the Stag, and The Hotel Under the Sand.

    In Memoriam

  • I found a helper application (gladder) to read blogspot blogs in China (but not the comments for some unknown reason), I didn't try listening to your son's BBC pieces while in China.

    Jean's Knitting

  • Also, I'm glad you're working on DANCE but even gladder about FORT FREAK!

    Coming Soon to a Theater Near You

  • I am glad to have finally seen it, but gladder still that my bed is not a bus ride away.

    Going out by staying in: where to watch the arts online

  • While the feds were busy, Joe slyly watched Mr.E. who was getting paler and paler while he was getting gladder and gladder.

    Deadly Decoy

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