- IPA: /ɡlæd/
glad (comparative gladder, superlative gladdest)
- Pleased, happy, gratified.
- I'm glad the rain has finally stopped.
- Bible, Book of Proverbs x.1:
- A wise son maketh a glad father.
- 1595, William Shakespeare, Richard II, Act III Scene 2
- Glad am I that your highness is so arm'd / To bear the tidings of calamity.
- 1909, Archibald Marshall [pseudonym; Arthur Hammond Marshall], chapter II, in The Squire’s Daughter, London: Methuen, OCLC 12026604 ↗; republished New York, N.Y.: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1919, OCLC 491297620 ↗:
- "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."
- (obsolete) Having a bright or cheerful appearance; expressing or exciting joy; producing gladness.
- Her conversation / More glad to me than to a miser money is.
- 1667, John Milton, “Book 1”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
- Glad Eevening & glad morn crownd the fourth day.
- French: content, heureux
- German: froh, fröhlich
- Italian: lieto
- Portuguese: grato, feliz, alegre, contente
- Russian: счастли́вый
- Spanish: contento
glad (glads, present participle gladding; past and past participle gladded)
- (archaic, transitive) To make glad
- Synonyms: cheer up, gladden, exhilarate
- that which gladded all the warrior train
- 1725, Homer; [Alexander Pope], transl., “Book VII”, in The Odyssey of Homer. […], volume II, London: Printed for Bernard Lintot, OCLC 8736646 ↗:
- Each drinks the juice that glads the heart of man.
- 1922, A. E. Housman, Epithalamium, line 3
- God that glads the lover's heart
- A female given name