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glad2

[glad]
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noun
  1. gladiolus(def 1).

Origin of glad2

First recorded in 1920–25; by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for glad's

glad1

adjective gladder or gladdest
  1. happy and pleased; contented
  2. causing happiness or contentment
  3. (postpositive foll by to) very willinghe was glad to help
  4. (postpositive foll by of) happy or pleased to haveglad of her help
verb glads, gladding or gladded
  1. an archaic word for gladden
Derived Formsgladly, adverbgladness, noun

Word Origin

Old English glǣd; related to Old Norse glathr, Old High German glat smooth, shining, Latin glaber smooth, Lithuanian glodùs fitting closely

glad2

noun
  1. informal short for gladiolus Also called (Austral): gladdie (ˈɡlædɪ)
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Word Origin and History for glad's

glad

adj.

Old English glæd "bright, shining, joyous," from Proto-Germanic *glada- (cf. Old Norse glaðr "smooth, bright, glad," Danish glad "glad, joyful," Old Saxon gladmod "glad," Old Frisian gled "smooth," Dutch glad "slippery," German glatt "smooth"), from PIE *ghel- "to shine" (see glass). The modern sense is much weakened. Slang glad rags "one's best clothes" first recorded 1902.

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Idioms and Phrases with glad's

glad's

In addition to the idioms beginning with glad

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