English explanatory dictionary online >> glad


Results for: glad

glad

glad


glad 1  (gld)
adj. glad·der, glad·dest
1.
a. Experiencing or exhibiting joy and pleasure.
b. Appreciative: was glad of the fires warmth.
2. Providing joy and pleasure: a glad occasion.
3. Very willing; pleased: glad to help.
4. Bright and cheerful: a glad May morning.
5. Archaic Having a naturally cheerful disposition.
tr. & intr.v. glad·ded, glad·ding, glads Archaic
To gladden.

[Middle English, from Old English gl?d; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.]

gladly adv.
gladness n.
Synonyms: glad1, happy, cheerful, lighthearted, joyful, joyous
These adjectives mean being in or showing good spirits. Glad often refers to the feeling that results from the gratification of a wish or from satisfaction with immediate circumstances: Some folks rail against other folks, because other folks have what some folks would be glad of (Henry Fielding).
Happy applies to a pleasurable feeling of contentment: Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so (John Stuart Mill).
Cheerful suggests characteristic good spirits: a cheerful volunteer.
Lighthearted stresses the absence of care: He whistles as he goes, lighthearted wretch,/Cold and yet cheerful (William Cowper).
Joyful and joyous suggest lively, often exultant happiness: a joyful heart; joyous laughter.

glad 2  (gld)
n. Botany
A gladiolus.


glad  /gld/  adj. gladder, gladdest pleased: I am glad that you had a good time at the party. See: happy, USAGE NOTE.

Thesaurus: glad happy, delighted | elated. Ant. sad. glad

Enter word: