Gladder
Glad Glad (gl[a^]d), a. [Compar. {Gladder}; superl. {Gladdest}.] [AS. gl[ae]d bright, glad; akin to D. glad smooth, G. glatt, OHG. glat smooth, shining, Icel. gla[eth]r glad, bright, Dan. & Sw. glad glad, Lith. glodas smooth, and prob. to L. glaber, and E. glide. Cf. {Glabrous}.] [1913 Webster] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

A wise son maketh a glad father. --Prov. x. 1. [1913 Webster]

He that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished. --Prov. xvii. 5. [1913 Webster]

The Trojan, glad with sight of hostile blood. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

He, glad of her attention gained. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

As we are now glad to behold your eyes. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Glad am I that your highness is so armed. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Glad on 't}, glad of it. [Colloq.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Wearing a gay or bright appearance; expressing or exciting joy; producing gladness; exhilarating. [1913 Webster]

Her conversation More glad to me than to a miser money is. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

Glad evening and glad morn crowned the fourth day. --Milton.

Syn: Pleased; gratified; exhilarated; animated; delighted; happy; cheerful; joyous; joyful; cheering; exhilarating; pleasing; animating.

Usage: {Glad}, {Delighted}, {Gratified}. Delighted expresses a much higher degree of pleasure than glad. Gratified always refers to a pleasure conferred by some human agent, and the feeling is modified by the consideration that we owe it in part to another. A person may be glad or delighted to see a friend, and gratified at the attention shown by his visits. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Glad — (gl[a^]d), a. [Compar. {Gladder}; superl. {Gladdest}.] [AS. gl[ae]d bright, glad; akin to D. glad smooth, G. glatt, OHG. glat smooth, shining, Icel. gla[eth]r glad, bright, Dan. & Sw. glad glad, Lith. glodas smooth, and prob. to L. glaber, and E …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glad on 't — Glad Glad (gl[a^]d), a. [Compar. {Gladder}; superl. {Gladdest}.] [AS. gl[ae]d bright, glad; akin to D. glad smooth, G. glatt, OHG. glat smooth, shining, Icel. gla[eth]r glad, bright, Dan. & Sw. glad glad, Lith. glodas smooth, and prob. to L.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gladdest — Glad Glad (gl[a^]d), a. [Compar. {Gladder}; superl. {Gladdest}.] [AS. gl[ae]d bright, glad; akin to D. glad smooth, G. glatt, OHG. glat smooth, shining, Icel. gla[eth]r glad, bright, Dan. & Sw. glad glad, Lith. glodas smooth, and prob. to L.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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