Glad

Definition of Glad

Pronunciation: glăd
a.1.
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.
- Shak.
2.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.
v. t.1.To make glad; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate.
[imp. & p. p. Gladded; p. pr. & vb. n. Gladding.]
That which gladded all the warrior train.
- Dryden.
Each drinks the juice that glads the heart of man.
- Pope.
v. i.1.To be glad; to rejoice.

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