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GLAD, a. [L. loetus, without a prefix.]

1. Pleased; affected with pleasure or moderate joy; moderately happy.

A wise son maketh a glad father. Prov.10.

It is usually followed by of. I am glad of an opportunity to oblige my friend.

It is sometimes followed by at.

He that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished. Prov.17.

It is sometimes followed by with.

The Trojan, glad with sight of hostile blood--

With, after glad, is unusual, and in this passage at would have been preferable.

2. Cheerful; joyous.

They blessed the king, and went to their tents, joyful and glad of heart. 1 Kings 8.

3. Cheerful; wearing the appearance of joy; as a glad countenance.

4. Wearing a gay appearance; showy; bright.

The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them. Is.35.

Glad evening and glad morn crown'd the fourth day.

5. Pleasing; exhilarating.

Her conversation

More glad to me than to a miser money is.

6. Expressing gladness or joy; exciting joy.

Hark! a glad voice the lonely desert cheers.

GLAD, v.t. [The pret. and pp. gladed is not used. See Gladden.]

To make glad; to affect with pleasure; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate.

Each drinks the juice that glads the heart of man.



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GLAD, a. [L. loetus, without a prefix.]

1. Pleased; affected with pleasure or moderate joy; moderately happy.

A wise son maketh a glad father. Prov.10.

It is usually followed by of. I am glad of an opportunity to oblige my friend.

It is sometimes followed by at.

He that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished. Prov.17.

It is sometimes followed by with.

The Trojan, glad with sight of hostile blood--

With, after glad, is unusual, and in this passage at would have been preferable.

2. Cheerful; joyous.

They blessed the king, and went to their tents, joyful and glad of heart. 1 Kings 8.

3. Cheerful; wearing the appearance of joy; as a glad countenance.

4. Wearing a gay appearance; showy; bright.

The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them. Is.35.

Glad evening and glad morn crown'd the fourth day.

5. Pleasing; exhilarating.

Her conversation

More glad to me than to a miser money is.

6. Expressing gladness or joy; exciting joy.

Hark! a glad voice the lonely desert cheers.

GLAD, v.t. [The pret. and pp. gladed is not used. See Gladden.]

To make glad; to affect with pleasure; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate.

Each drinks the juice that glads the heart of man.

GLAD, a. [Sax. glæd or glad; Sw. glad; Dan. glad; perhaps L. lætus, without a prefix. See Class Ld, No. 2, Ar.]

  1. Pleased; affected with pleasure or moderate joy; moderately happy. A wise son maketh a glad father. Prov. x. It is usually followed by of. I am glad of an opportunity to oblige my friend. It is sometimes followed by at. He that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished. Prov. xvii. It is sometimes followed by with. The Trojan, glad with sight of hostile blood. Dryden. With, after glad, is unusual, and in this passage at would have been preferable.
  2. Cheerful; joyous. They blessed the king, and went to their tents, joyful and glad of heart. 1 Kings viii.
  3. Cheerful; wearing the appearance of joy; as, a glad countenance.
  4. Wearing a gay appearance; showy; bright. The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them. Is. xxxv. Glad evening and glad morn crown'd the fourth day. Milton.
  5. Pleasing; exhilarating. Her conversation More glad to me than to a miser money is. Sidney.
  6. Expressing gladness or joy; exciting joy. Hark! a glad voice the lonely desert cheers. Pope.

GLAD, v.t. [The pret. and pp. gladded is not used. See Gladden.]

To make glad; to affect with pleasure; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate. Each drinks the juice that glads the heart of man; Pope.


Glad
  1. Pleased] joyous; happy; cheerful; gratified; -- opposed to sorry, sorrowful, or unhappy; -- said of persons, and often followed by of, at, that, or by the infinitive, and sometimes by with, introducing the cause or reason.

    A wise son maketh a glad father. Prov. x. 1.

    He that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished. Prov. xvii. 5.

    The Trojan, glad with sight of hostile blood. Dryden.

    He, glad of her attention gained. Milton.

    As we are now glad to behold your eyes. Shak.

    Glad am I that your highness is so armed. Shak.

    Glad on 't, glad of it. [Colloq.] Shak.

  2. To make glad] to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate.

    Chaucer.

    That which gladded all the warrior train. Dryden.

    Each drinks the juice that glads the heart of man. Pope.

  3. To be glad; to rejoice.

    [Obs.] Massinger.
  4. Wearing a gay or bright appearance; expressing or exciting joy; producing gladness; exhilarating.

    Her conversation
    More glad to me than to a miser money is.
    Sir P. Sidney.

    Glad evening and glad morn crowned the fourth day. Milton.

    Syn. -- Pleased; gratified; exhilarated; animated; delighted; happy; cheerful; joyous; joyful; cheering; exhilarating; pleasing; animating. -- Glad, Delighted, Gratified. Delighted expresses a much higher degree of pleasure than glad. Gratified always refers to a pleasure conferred by some human agent, and the feeling is modified by the consideration that we owe it in part to another. A person may be glad or delighted to see a friend, and gratified at the attention shown by his visits.

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Glad

GLAD, adjective [Latin loetus, without a prefix.]

1. Pleased; affected with pleasure or moderate joy; moderately happy.

A wise son maketh a glad father. Proverbs 10:1.

It is usually followed by of. I am glad of an opportunity to oblige my friend.

It is sometimes followed by at.

He that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished. Proverbs 17:5.

It is sometimes followed by with.

The Trojan, glad with sight of hostile blood--

With, after glad is unusual, and in this passage at would have been preferable.

2. Cheerful; joyous.

They blessed the king, and went to their tents, joyful and glad of heart. 1 Kings 8:66.

3. Cheerful; wearing the appearance of joy; as a glad countenance.

4. Wearing a gay appearance; showy; bright.

The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them. Isaiah 35:1.

GLAD evening and glad morn crown'd the fourth day.

5. Pleasing; exhilarating.

Her conversation

More glad to me than to a miser money is.

6. Expressing gladness or joy; exciting joy.

Hark! a glad voice the lonely desert cheers.

GLAD, verb transitive [The preterit tense and participle passive gladed is not used. See Gladden.]

To make glad; to affect with pleasure; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate.

Each drinks the juice that glads the heart of man.

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