adjective, glad·der, glad·dest.
verb (used with object), glad·ded, glad·ding.
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Origin of glad1
SYNONYMS FOR glad
OTHER WORDS FROM gladgladly, adverbgladness, noun
Words nearby glad
Definition for glad (2 of 2)
Origin of glad2
Example sentences from the Web for glad
Many publishers said they think that the bumpiest parts of the year are behind them, and they are glad they’ve identified new products they can sell to partners.‘Nothing quite like being forced’: Publishers whip up quicker, cheaper ad products for advertisers|Max Willens|August 27, 2020|Digiday
If so, you’ll be glad you did, and there’s no time like now to begin the search for the perfect new house in a neighborhood you’ll love.Cleveland – The Rock and Roll Capital of the World|LGBTQ-Editor|August 21, 2020|No Straight News
Looking for work has been difficult, and my parents live on the other side of the world in Bombay, India, and while I’m glad they’re someplace where lockdown has been taken seriously, that’s also difficult.
When covid-19 abruptly forced us to leave campus and our friends, we were glad to be able to continue our independent studies—and continue collaborating on our film—remotely.
I felt so glad that there was something I could do, that only I could do—that I had unique technology to provide help.Training clinicians to spot heart failure in covid-19 patients|Tate Ryan-Mosley|August 19, 2020|MIT Technology Review
With Big Eyes a lot of people, myself included, were glad to see you emerge from the rabbit hole that is the CG world.Tim Burton Talks ‘Big Eyes,’ His Taste For the Macabre, and the ‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel|Marlow Stern|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Both had reasons to love him, and I was glad I heard about it from them rather than the internet.Mara Wilson Remembers Robin Williams: We're All His Goddamn Kids|Mara Wilson|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I, for one, am glad to see more diversity in the options for nursing mothers.
If married life is as boring and joyless as this document, I am glad I am celibate.
Boring as it may seem, be glad that Cochran eked out his win.Thad Cochran Wins One for Sanity Over Tea Partier Chris McDaniel|Michael Tomasky|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For Ignacio knew that the Spanish officer was glad enough to believe the story the spy told him.A Prisoner of Morro|Upton Sinclair
If you have ever seen a stranger group than we were, I should be glad to hear of it.Ravenshoe|Henry Kingsley
But when Kaku sought Merytra to tell her the glad tidings that she was his, he could not find her.Morning Star|H. Rider Haggard
In him, under every circumstance, we have every reason to be glad and to rejoice that we have him on our side.Journal of a Residence at Bagdad|Anthony Groves
It was the only method of safety, and I am glad we have it at last.
British Dictionary definitions for glad (1 of 2)
adjective gladder or gladdest
verb glads, gladding or gladded
Derived forms of gladgladly, adverbgladness, noun
Word Origin for glad
British Dictionary definitions for glad (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with glad
In addition to the idioms beginning with glad
- glad hand
- glad rags
- give someone the once-over (glad eye)
- not suffer fools gladly