glad

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English glæd

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glad (comparative gladder or more glad, superlative gladdest or most glad)

  1. Pleased, happy, gratified.
    I'm glad the rain has finally stopped.
    • Bible, Proverbs x.1:
      A wise son maketh a glad father.
    • William Shakespeare (c.1564–1616)
      Glad am I that your highness is so armed.
    • 1909, Archibald Marshall, The Squire's Daughter, chapterII:
      "I was dragged up at the workhouse school till I was twelve. Then I ran away and sold papers in the streets, and anything else that I could pick up a few coppers by—except steal. I never did that. I always made up my mind I'd be a big man some day, and—I'm glad I didn't steal."
  2. (obsolete) Having a bright or cheerful appearance; expressing or exciting joy; producing gladness.
    • Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586)
      Her conversation / More glad to me than to a miser money is.
    • John Milton (1608-1674)
      Glad evening and glad morn crowned the fourth day.

Usage notes[edit]

The comparative "gladder" and superlative "gladdest" are not incorrect but may be unfamiliar enough to be taken as such. In both American and British English, the forms "more" and "most glad" are equally common in print and more common in daily speech.

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Verb[edit]

glad (third-person singular simple present glads, present participle gladding, simple past and past participle gladded)

  1. (transitive) To make glad; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate.
    • Dryden
      that which gladded all the warrior train
    • Alexander Pope
      Each drinks the juice that glads the heart of man.
    • 1922, A. E. Housman, Epithalamium, line 3
      God that glads the lover's heart

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Breton[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Breton gloat (kingdom, wealth), from Proto-Celtic *wlati- (sovereignty) (compare Cornish gwlas, Welsh gwlad, Old Irish flaith (rule)), from pre-Celtic *wl̥H-ti-, deverbative of Proto-Indo-European *welH- (compare English wield, Lithuanian véldėti, Latin valeo).

Noun[edit]

glad f (plural gladoù)

  1. arable land
  2. patrimony, estate
  3. (archaic) territory, country
  4. (archaic) feudal domain

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse glaðr.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡlad/, [ɡ̊lað]

Adjective[edit]

glad (neuter glad, definite and plural glade, comparative gladere, superlative gladest)

  1. happy, glad

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *glad, from Proto-Germanic *gladaz.

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glad (comparative gladder, superlative gladst)

  1. smooth, polished
  2. slippery

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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glad (masculine glad; feminine glad; neuter glad; plural glade; comparative gladere; superlative gladest)

  1. happy, glad

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *gladaz

Adjective[edit]

glad

  1. glad

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *goldъ.

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glȃd f (Cyrillic spelling гла̑д)

  1. hunger

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse glaðr, from Proto-Germanic *gladaz.

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Adjective[edit]

glad (comparative gladare, superlative gladast)

  1. happy, glad

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