adjective, glad·der, glad·dest.
verb (used with object), glad·ded, glad·ding.
SYNONYMS FOR glad
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Origin of glad1
OTHER WORDS FROM gladglad·ly, adverbglad·ness, noun
Definition for glad (2 of 2)
Origin of glad2
How to use glad in a sentence
The only thing that I’m saying is that those tests came at a time when the world didn’t have any tests, and we were damn glad to get them.Hogan’s first batch of coronavirus tests from South Korea were flawed, never used|Steve Thompson|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
I’m glad to be back with everybody and through those three weeks.Cowboys QB Andy Dalton says covid-19 ‘hit me hard’ after concussion|Des Bieler|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Anyway, I’m glad to be walking through the woods with a purpose.
I was glad that I had looked up the non-emergency number of the police in the city I was visiting before I left on my trip.Hints From Heloise: A safe Thanksgiving probably won’t be a traditional one|Heloise Heloise|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
Some on the platform praised Brown, expressing how glad they were that he is “one of the good ones.”Why People Are Mad at Alton Brown and Why Alton Brown Is Mad at Newsweek, Explained|Elazar Sontag|November 11, 2020|Eater
And in Augie March: “I expect happiness and gladness have always been the same.”
Happiness is the wrong word—it sets an outsized goal for itself the way gladness, contentment, and satisfaction simply do not.
And gladness and joy shall be taken away from Carmel, and there shall be no rejoicing nor shouting in the vineyards.
Then there is joy and gladness, and thanksgivings to God in a procession to the mountain of which I have spoken above.
And the joy of her multitude shall be cut off: and her gladness shall be turned to mourning.
She had never ceased to smile, but there was an expression of sudden fierce gladness in her eyes.The Weight of the Crown|Fred M. White
The church of Smyrna celebrated the anniversary of their martyred bishops passion with joy and gladness as his natal day.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow
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