Origin of gleed
Definition for gleed (2 of 2)
verb (used without object)
Origin of glee2
Examples from the Web for gleed
Gleed had fully intended doing so, but the scornful suggestion killed the thought, and for once he had no last word.
To shoot and dine with him was to see Gleed at his very best.
He threw up his hands and glowered at me with his gleed eye looking seven ways for sixpence as the saying goes.The Shoes of Fortune|Neil Munro
Gleed carried it like a gentleman, also the port that followed, though a little inclined to be garrulous about the latter.
Jest at that minnit, who shed come right into the gleed but Marian herself!The Wild Huntress|Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for gleed (1 of 2)
Word Origin for gleed
British Dictionary definitions for gleed (2 of 2)
Word Origin for glee
Word Origin and History for gleed
Old English gliu, gliw "entertainment, mirth, jest, play, sport," presumably from a Proto-Germanic *gleujam but absent in other Germanic languages except for the rare Old Norse gly "joy;" probably related to glad. A poetry word in Old English and Middle English, obsolete c.1500-c.1700, it somehow found its way back to currency late 18c. In Old English, an entertainer was a gleuman (female gleo-mægden). Glee club (1814) is from the secondary sense of "unaccompanied part-song" (1650s) as a form of musical entertainment.