Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who makes glad.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who makes glad or gives joy.
  • verb transitive To make glad; rejoice.
  • adjective comparative form of glad: more glad

Etymologies

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From Middle English glader, from Old English *gladere (“gladder”), from gladian ("to make glad"), equivalent to glad +‎ -er.

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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”).

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From Middle English gladere, from Old English glædra (a), glador (adv), comparative of glæd ("glad, shining, bright"). More at glad.

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