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Glad

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Noun, Verb (transitive), Adjective

CIDE DICTIONARY

Glada. [AS. glæd 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.].
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
    "He that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished."  [1913 Webster]
    "The Trojan, glad with sight of hostile blood."  [1913 Webster]
    "He, glad of her attention gained."  [1913 Webster]
    "As we are now glad to behold your eyes."  [1913 Webster]
    "Glad am I that your highness is so armed."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Glad evening and glad morn crowned the fourth day."
Glad on 't, glad of it. [Colloq.] Shak.
Syn. -- Pleased; gratified; exhilarated; animated; delighted; happy; cheerful; joyous; joyful; cheering; exhilarating; pleasing; animating.
Gladv. t. [AS. gladian. See Glad, a., and cf. Gladden, v. t.].
     To make glad; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
    "That which gladded all the warrior train."  [1913 Webster]
    "Each drinks the juice that glads the heart of man."  [1913 Webster]
Gladv. i. 
     To be glad; to rejoice.  Massinger.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Glad, adj. & v.
--adj. (gladder, gladdest)
1 (predic.; usu. foll. by of, about, or to + infin.) pleased; willing (shall be glad to come; would be glad of a chance to talk about it).
2 a marked by, filled with, or expressing, joy (a glad expression). b (of news, events, etc.) giving joy (glad tidings).
3 (of objects) bright; beautiful.
--v.tr. (gladded, gladding) archaic make glad.

Idiom
the glad eye colloq. an amorous glance. glad hand the hand of welcome. glad-hand v.tr. greet cordially; welcome. glad rags colloq. best clothes; evening dress.
Derivative
gladly adv. gladness n. gladsome adj. poet.
Glad, n. (also Austral. gladdie) colloq. a gladiolus.

Etymology
abbr.

THESAURUS

Glad

animating, beaming, beatific, beatified, beautiful, blessed, blissful, blithe, blithesome, bright, bright and sunny, capering, charmed, cheerful, cheering, cheery, chirping, chuffed, comfortable, content, contented, cozy, dancing, delighted, eager, easy, elated, encouraging, enlivening, eupeptic, euphoric, exalted, exhilarated, exhilarating, favorably impressed with, flushed, flushed with joy, gay, genial, gladdening, gladsome, gleeful, glowing, gratified, happy, heart-warming, heartening, high, hilarious, hopeful, in clover, in good spirits, in high spirits, inclined, inspiring, inspiriting, intrigued, invigorating, irrepressible, jocund, jolly, jovial, joyful, joyous, keen, laughing, leaping, lighthearted, merry, mirthful, of good cheer, optimistic, overjoyed, pleasant, pleased, pleased as Punch, pleased with, purring, radiant, ready, ready and willing, rejoiced, riant, rosy, sanguine, sanguineous, satisfied, singing, smiling, smirking, sold on, sparkling, starry-eyed, sunny, taken with, thrice happy, thrilled, tickled, tickled pink, tickled to death, well-disposed, winsome

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Glad

Pleasure

N pleasure, gratification, enjoyment, fruition, oblectation, delectation, delection, relish, zest, gusto, satisfaction, complacency, well-being, good, snugness, comfort, ease, cushion, sans souci, without worry, mind at ease, joy, gladness, delight, glee, cheer, sunshine, cheerfulness, treat, refreshment, amusement, luxury, mens sana in corpore sano, a sound mind in a sound body, happiness, felicity, bliss, beatitude, beautification, enchantment, transport, rapture, ravishment, ecstasy, summum bonum, paradise, elysium, third heaven, seventh heaven, cloud nine, unalloyed happiness, hedonics, hedonism, honeymoon, palmy days, halcyon days, golden age, golden time, Dixie, Dixie's land, Saturnia regna, Arcadia, Shangri-La, happy valley, Agapemone, pleased, not sorry, glad, gladsome, pleased as Punch, happy, blest, blessed, blissful, beatified, happy as a clam at high water, happy as a clam, happy as a king, happy as the day is long, thrice happy, ter quaterque beatus, enjoying, joyful, hedonic, in a blissful state, in paradise, in raptures, in ecstasies, in a transport of delight, comfortable, at ease, content, sans souci, overjoyed, entranced, enchanted, enraptures, enravished, transported, fascinated, captivated, with a joyful face, with sparkling eyes, pleasing, ecstatic, beatic, painless, unalloyed, without alloy, cloudless, happily, with pleasure, with glee, one's heart leaping with joy, a wilderness of sweets, I wish you all the joy that you can wish, jour de ma vie, joy ruled the day and love the night, joys season'd high and tasting strong of guilt, oh happiness, our being's end and aim!, there is a pleasure that is born of pain, throned on highest bliss, vedi Napoli e poi muori, zwischen Freud und Leid ist die Brucke nicht weit, the bridge between joy and sorrow is not wide.

Pleasurableness

N pleasurableness, pleasantness, agreeableness, pleasure giving, jucundity, delectability, amusement, attraction, attractiveness, attractability, invitingness, harm, fascination, enchantment, witchery, seduction, winning ways, amenity, amiability, winsomeness, loveliness, sunny side, bright side, sweets, goodness, manna in the wilderness, land flowing with milk and honey, bittersweet, fair weather, treat, regale, dainty, titbit, tidbit, nuts, sauce piquante, causing pleasure, laetificant, pleasure-giving, pleasing, pleasant, pleasurable, agreeable, grateful, gratifying, leef, lief, acceptable, welcome, welcome as the roses in May, welcomed, favorite, to one's taste, to one's mind, to one's liking, satisfactory, refreshing, comfortable, cordial, genial, glad, gladsome, sweet, delectable, nice, dainty, delicate, delicious, dulcet, luscious, palatable, luxurious, voluptuous, sensual, attractive, inviting, prepossessing, engaging, winning, winsome, taking, fascinating, captivating, killing, seducing, seductive, heart-robbing, alluring, enticing, appetizing, cheering, bewitching, enchanting, entrancing, enravishing, charming, delightful, felicitous, exquisite, lovely, ravishing, rapturous, heartfelt, thrilling, ecstatic, beatic, beatific, seraphic, empyrean, elysian, palmy, halcyon, Saturnian, decies repetita placebit, charms strike the sight but merit wins the soul, sweetness and light, beauty is only skin deep.


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