adjective, glad·der, glad·dest.
verb (used with object), glad·ded, glad·ding.
- glacis plate,
- glackens, william james,
- glad eye,
- glad hand,
- glad rags,
Origin of glad1
Examples from the Web for gladly
A man sitting next to the bus driver handed the soldier a bottle of water which was gladly received with a "thank you."On the Bus: Ukraine’s Frontline Express Across the Battle Lines|Ted Phillips|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We will gladly continue patronizing those stores, but will not be taking our rifles.
If a patient is not yet playing football and a parent asks for my opinion, I gladly share it.
These Westerners bring (relative) wads of cash and influence, and are gladly met by opportunistic African leaders.
What more, Hemon gladly admits that he has no clue what European fiction is.
How gladly would I have accepted their hearty invitation to remain several weeks with them!A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy|Ida Pfeiffer
Gladly would they do anything in their power to soothe and encourage them.The Expositor's Bible: The First Book of Samuel|W. G. Blaikie
This was a grateful relief to the voyagers, and they gladly availed themselves of the opportunity.Up The Baltic|Oliver Optic
You know how gladly I would have saved you from this; how often warned you of the consequences of persisting in your course.The Rangers|D. P. Thompson
Rayel wished to go with me, and I gladly assented, for it seemed wise as an initiatory step in the new life that was awaiting him.The Master of Silence|Irving Bacheller
adjective gladder or gladdest
verb glads, gladding or gladded
Word Origin for glad
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.
In addition to the idioms beginning with glad
- glad hand
- glad rags
- give someone the once-over (glad eye)
- not suffer fools gladly