Definitions

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  • adv. In a glad manner; happily.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Preferably; by choice.
  • adv. With pleasure; joyfully; cheerfully; eagerly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With gladness or pleasure; joyfully; cheerfully.
  • By preference; by choice.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a willing manner

Etymologies

From Middle English gladly, gladliche, from Old English glædlīċe ("gladly"), equivalent to glad +‎ -ly. Compare Danish glædelig ("joyful"), Icelandic gleðilegur ("delightful"). More at glad, -ly. (Wiktionary)

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