adjective, glad·der, glad·dest.
verb (used with object), glad·ded, glad·ding.
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Origin of glad1
SYNONYMS FOR glad ON THESAURUS.COM
OTHER WORDS FROM gladgladly, adverbgladness, noun
Definition for glad (2 of 2)
Origin of glad2
Example sentences from the Web for glad
“I’m glad somebody’s finally taking a close look” at IBM, he said.The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Confirms a Pattern of Age Discrimination at IBM|by Peter Gosselin, special to ProPublica|September 11, 2020|ProPublica
Either way, fund managers will be glad to see the back of an issue that has forced them to work nights after late votes that flipped markets, defeated two prime ministers and divided the country.Lagging stocks, a battered pound: investors get a painful glimpse of ‘no-deal Brexit’ Britain|Bernhard Warner|September 9, 2020|Fortune
It’s likely inevitable, assuming Tesla does not collapse, but I’m glad the committee chose to wait.Here’s one possible reason why Tesla wasn’t added to the S&P 500|Anne Sraders|September 8, 2020|Fortune
I was also glad to have a closed-toe option for side hikes and better traction when cacti and snakes lurked with one misstep.The Gear You Need to Bring on a 225-Mile River Trip|Mitch Breton|September 6, 2020|Outside Online
I’m glad you asked me that question, but I did remember the study that was done by the way that I wanted to reference because her name came back to me.Full Transcript: Tomi Lahren on ‘The Carlos Watson Show’|Daniel Malloy|August 31, 2020|Ozy
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
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