glad

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj glad cheerful and bright "a beaming smile","a glad May morning"
    • adj glad feeling happy appreciation "glad of the fire's warmth"
    • adj glad showing or causing joy and pleasure; especially made happy "glad you are here","glad that they succeeded","gave a glad shout","a glad smile","heard the glad news","a glad occasion"
    • adj glad eagerly disposed to act or to be of service "glad to help"
    • n glad 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
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"Josiah Allen's wife, Hatye has done real well, and I am glad that I discovered it." "Josiah Allen's wife, Hatye has done real well, and I am glad that I discovered it."
O Mr. Bhaer, I am so glad to see you O Mr. Bhaer, I am so glad to see you

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The name for Ivory Soap was inspired by a verse from the Bible. Harley Proctor got though of the name when the minister read from Psalms 45:8, "All thy garments smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia, out of the ivory palaces whereby they have made thee glad."
    • Glad 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. "A wise son maketh a glad father.""He that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.""The Trojan, glad with sight of hostile blood.""He, glad of her attention gained.""As we are now glad to behold your eyes.""Glad am I that your highness is so armed."
    • v. i Glad To be glad; to rejoice.
    • v. t Glad To make glad; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate. "That which gladded all the warrior train.""Each drinks the juice that glads the heart of man."
    • Glad Wearing a gay or bright appearance; expressing or exciting joy; producing gladness; exhilarating. "Her conversation
      More glad to me than to a miser money is."
      "Glad evening and glad morn crowned the fourth day."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Harley Proctor found the name "Ivory" for his soap in the Bible. He was in church reading the line, "All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad." The original name of the soap was P&G White Soap.
    • glad Smooth; level; open. Compare glade.
    • glad Acting smoothly or freely; moving easily: as, a glad door or bolt.
    • glad In good condition; thriving.
    • glad Shining; bright; cheerful; wearing the appearance of joy: as, a glad countenance.
    • glad 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.
    • glad Causing joy or pleasure; giving satisfaction; pleasing.
    • glad Synonyms Joyous, delighted, animated, exhilarated.
    • glad Gladsome, cheering, exhilarating, animating. See gladness.
    • n glad Gladness.
    • glad To make glad; gladden.
    • glad To be glad; rejoice.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When you give someone roses, the color can have a meaning. The meaning of rose colors: Red = Love and respect, Deep pink = Gratitude, appreciation, Light pink = Admiration, sympathy White = Reverence, humility, Yellow = Joy, gladness,Orange = Enthusiasm, desire, Red & yellow blend = Gaiety, joviality,Pale blended tones = Sociability, friendship
    • adj Glad glad pleased: cheerful: bright: giving pleasure
    • v.t Glad to make glad:—pr.p. glad′ding; pa.p. glad′ded
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Quotations

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.”
  • Saadi
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    “The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together.”
  • Ben Jonson
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    “When a virtuous man is raised, it brings gladness to his friends, grief to his enemies, and glory to his posterity.”
  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
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    “Worthless is the nation that does not gladly stake its all on its honor.”
  • Henry Van Dyke
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    “Be glad of life because it gives you a chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at stars.”
  • J. Paul Getty
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    “I hate to be a failure. I hate and regret the failure of my marriages. I would gladly give all my millions for just one lasting marital success.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. glæd, bright, glad; akin to D. glad, smooth, G. glatt, OHG. glat, smooth, shining, Icel. glaðr, glad, bright, Dan. & Sw. glad, glad, Lith. glodas, smooth, and prob. to L. glaber, and E. glide,. Cf. Glabrous

Usage

In literature:

I'm glad I'm out of it and glad you've got a good job.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
I was glad to find that the French had not at all exhausted their reserves.
"Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie" by George Brenton Laurie
But I was glad to come back too.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
I am glad of this for your sake, John, if you are glad.
"Allison Bain" by Margaret Murray Robertson
I was glad I had been revenged on Wilfred now, and the gladness was fiendish.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
I am glad to be relieved of such work, though at that time I was glad to get it.
"Slow and Sure" by Horatio Alger
And the old man was glad, and the old woman was glad.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
She is my youngest daughter, and I know she'd be glad to meet you.
"Patty's Friends" by Carolyn Wells
I am glad you like Dick and the Marchioness in that sixty-fourth chapter.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
I can't tell you how glad I am to know that he thoroughly deserves such kindness.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
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In poetry:

Glad is thy song
Thou joy o' th' morn,
Thou palpitant throat
In the heart o' th' thorn!
"O Singer in Brown" by Dame Mary Gilmore DBE
Refrain
Rejoice and be glad!
For our King is on high,
He pleadeth for us on
His throne in the sky.
"Rejoice and Be Glad!" by Horatius Bonar
His helmet was a glance
That spoke of holy gladness;
A saintly smile his lance;
His shield a tear of sadness.
"The Rival Curates" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Waves upon waves of weeping
Went over the ancient pain;
Glad waves go over it leaping—
Still it rises again!
"Picture Songs" by George MacDonald
From what could vanity proceed
In such a little lisping lad?
Or was it vanity indeed?
Or was he only very glad?
"The Two Bees" by Charles Lamb
Me, I laugh and leap all day,
Till my head begins to nod;
He's so great, He cannot play:
I am glad I am not God.
"Fi-Fi In Bed" by Robert W Service

In news:

"I'm glad that I decided to come back, because I do believe we can turn this around and still make it to the Big Ten title game.".
And Welcome Back Chef Bill Rosenberg: Glad to See You at NoMa .
We're glad you're excited about the broadcast of Nostalgia for the Light.
After trades, Rockets glad team's nucleus is still intact.
A friend of mine was talking about a couple of her past jobs last night and how glad they were they didn't have to do them anymore.
This was my first year watching the show and I'm glad I did.
And, boy, am I glad I did.
Hi, I'm glad you stopped in.
Orange you glad that Bird is back at Disney.
Having long enjoyed Roy Orbison 's radio singles, I'm glad to see a massive set of his tunes see a re-release.
First of all, I'm genuinely glad to see Paul Ryan talking at length about poverty, as he did in a speech yesterday.
Albertans are glad to shake outmoded racist stereotype.
I personally am glad to hear that news because my office is only a few floors above the construction, pictured, at the corner of Central and Lancaster streets.
And I'm glad he broke out.
The Charleston Squirrels are glad to be back in Missouri after a full weekend of baseball in Paducah , Ky.
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In science:

The authors would be very glad not to have to deal with random deaths in their future work in the field, but could see no clear cut way of dispensing it altogether.
Random deaths in a computational model for age-structured populations
Jim Propp bugs me sometimes. I’m usually glad when he does.
Goldbug Variations
Brink and I wrote to Scherk informing him of our results and inviting him to join our collaboration, which he gladly accepted.
The Early Years of String Theory: A Personal Perspective
We are glad that the entry on Econophysics in Encyclopedia of Complexity & System Science, Vol. 3, Springer, New York (2009) discusses some “influential” papers (p. 2803) from the “ ” (p. 2808; pp.
Fifteen Years of Econophysics Research
Most of you, as Boris’s former students, collaborators, or friends could have been asked to speak tonight and, I’m sure, would have gladly agreed.
Classical Chaos and its Quantum Manifestations
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