Definition and Meanings for glad

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Glad is ranked 2,283 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of glad

adjective, comparative, superlative, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of glad

as. gl bright, glad; akin to d. glad smooth, g. glatt, ohg. glat smooth, shining, icel. gla glad, bright, dan. & sw. glad glad, lith. glodas smooth, and prob. to l. glaber, and e. glide. cf. glabrous as. gladian. see glad, a., and cf. gladden, v. t.pos

Meaning of glad

as adjective, comparative, superlative

  • 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.
  • wearing a gay or bright appearance; expressing or exciting joy; producing gladness; exhilarating.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, adjective, transitive verb

  • to make glad; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate.

as intransitive verb

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