W3S2 [glæd] adj [no comparative]
[: Old English; Origin: glAd 'bright, shining, happy']
1.) [not before noun]
pleased and happy about something
glad (that)
I'm really glad I don't have to go back there again.
We're so glad you came.
glad to do sth
I am glad to be back home.
glad to see/hear etc
I'm glad to see you looking so well.
'I've decided to accept the job.' 'I'm glad.'
glad when
I'll be glad when the war is over.
glad about
She wasn't leaving after all. He was glad about that.
glad for
'Jamie's been accepted for medical school!' 'I'm so glad for him.'
2.) be glad of sth
to be grateful for something
Thanks Marge, I'll be glad of the help.
be glad of an opportunity/chance/excuse to do sth
They were glad of the chance to finally get some sleep.
It was cold outside, and she was glad of her coat.
3.) be glad to (do sth)
to be very willing and eager to do something
We will be glad to send you any information you may need.
I'm sure he'd be only too glad to (=extremely willing to) help you.
'Would you give me a hand?' ' I'd be glad to .'
4.) I would be glad if
formal used in formal situations or letters to ask someone to do something for you
I'd be glad if you'd let me know when the funeral is.
5.) glad tidings/news
old-fashioned good news
6.) give sb the glad eye
BrE old-fashioned to look at someone in a way that shows you are sexually attracted to them
7.) glad rags
old-fashioned informal your best clothes that you wear for special occasions
>gladness n [U]

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.


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  • Glad — (gl[a^]d), a. [Compar. {Gladder}; superl. {Gladdest}.] [AS. gl[ae]d bright, glad; akin to D. glad smooth, G. glatt, OHG. glat smooth, shining, Icel. gla[eth]r glad, bright, Dan. & Sw. glad glad, Lith. glodas smooth, and prob. to L. glaber, and E …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glad on 't — Glad Glad (gl[a^]d), a. [Compar. {Gladder}; superl. {Gladdest}.] [AS. gl[ae]d bright, glad; akin to D. glad smooth, G. glatt, OHG. glat smooth, shining, Icel. gla[eth]r glad, bright, Dan. & Sw. glad glad, Lith. glodas smooth, and prob. to L.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glad — glad·den; glad·don; glad·dy; glad; glad·ful; glad·i·ate; glad·i·a·tor; glad·i·a·to·ri·al; glad·i·a·tor·ship; glad·i·o·la; glad·i·ole; glad·ite; glad·less; glad·ness; glad·some; glad·stone; glad·sto·ni·an; un·glad; glad·ly; glad·some·ly;… …   English syllables

  • glad — [ glæd ] adjective not usually before noun *** happy and pleased about something: We re having a great time. I m so glad. glad (that): I m glad he finally called you. glad to see/hear/be, etc.: Maggie was glad to be home in her own bed. glad for …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • glad — glad, happy, cheerful, lighthearted, joyful, joyous are comparable when meaning characterized by or expressing the mood, temper, or state of mind of a person who is pleased or delighted with something or with things in general. Glad may be used… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Glad — can refer to:*Glad (duke), ruler in the territory of Banat, who was defeated by the Magyars during the 10th century *Glad (band), a Christian pop/rock and a cappella music group formed in 1972 *Glad (company), an American brand of household… …   Wikipedia

  • glad — O.E. glæd bright, shining, joyous, from P.Gmc. *glada (Cf. O.N. glaðr smooth, bright, glad, Dan. glad glad, joyful, O.S. gladmod glad, O.Fris. gled smooth, Du. glad slippery, Ger. glatt smooth ), from PIE …   Etymology dictionary

  • Glad — Glad, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gladded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gladding}.] [AS. gladian. See {Glad}, a., and cf. {Gladden}, v. t.] To make glad; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] That which gladded all the warrior train. Dryden …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glad — glad1 [glad] adj. gladder, gladdest [ME < OE glæd, akin to Ger glatt, smooth (the orig. Gmc sense) < IE * ghlādh , shining, smooth < base * ĝhel , to shine > GLEAM, GOLD] 1. feeling or characterized by pleasure or joy; happy; pleased… …   English World dictionary

  • glad of — 1. Glad to have 2. Glad because of • • • Main Entry: ↑glad …   Useful english dictionary

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