- an open space in a forest.
Origin of glade
Examples from the Web for glade
Historical Examples of glade
Bright were the smiles under the spreading tent of the glade.Abbe Mouret's Transgression
Fully a half hour went by before he decided to cross the glade.Creatures of the Night
Alfred W. Rees
I heard yells behind me, and I saw my brother run across the glade.Tales of Unrest
"It's like that—at sunset—in the Witches' Glade," Jerry said slowly.Highacres
He led them toward the glade in which was the mysterious grave.Frank Merriwell's Cruise
Burt L. Standish
- an open place in a forest; clearing
Word Origin for glade
Word Origin and History for glade
"clear, open space in a woods," c.1400, perhaps from Middle English glode (c.1300), from Old Norse glaðr "bright" (see glad). Original meaning would be "bright (because open) space in a wood" (cf. French clairière "glade," from clair "clear, bright;" German Lichtung "clearing, glade," from Licht "light"). American English sense of "marshy grassland" (e.g. Everglades) first recorded c.1796.