Pronunciation Noun

glade (plural glades)

  1. An open passage through a wood; a grassy open or cleared space in a forest.
    • 2003, Newsweek, Travel: In The Trees ↗, Nov 23, 2003
      […] are creating more "glades," or cleared trails through the woods, for less experienced (blue) skiers. They're a throwback to the first days of skiing, before resorts cut wide swaths of trees, and machines rolled and packed the snow.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, chapter 22
      […] and meads and glades so eternally vernal, that the grass shot up by the spring, untrodden, unwilted, remains at midsummer.
  2. (colloquial) An everglade.
  3. An open space in the ice on a river or lake.
  4. A bright surface of ice or snow.
    a glade of ice
  5. (obsolete) A gleam of light.
  6. (obsolete) A bright patch of sky; the bright space between clouds.
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