glad

Glad is how you feel when you hear that something nice happened to someone you care about, or when you learn you got an A on that test you studied so hard for. It means happy or pleased.

Glad doesn't quite mean jumping for joy — it's more a state of contentment and pleasure. You're glad to hear from an old friend who calls you out of the blue and glad to meet your friendly new neighbors. Glad can also mean "eagerly willing" so you might say, "I'll be glad to taste test those brownies for you!" The Old English source is glæd, "gleaming, joyous, or gracious."

Primary Meanings of glad

1.
adj
showing or causing joy and pleasure; especially made happy
2.
n
any of numerous plants of the genus Gladiolus native chiefly to tropical and South Africa having sword-shaped leaves and one-sided spikes of brightly colored funnel-shaped flowers; widely cultivated
Full Definitions of glad
1

adj showing or causing joy and pleasure; especially made happy

glad you are here”
glad that they succeeded”
“gave a glad shout”
“a glad smile”
“heard the glad news”
“a glad occasion”
Synonyms:
cheerful
being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits
gladsome
experiencing or expressing gladness or joy
Antonyms:
sad
experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness
bittersweet
tinged with sadness
doleful, mournful
filled with or evoking sadness
heavyhearted
depressed
melancholic, melancholy
characterized by or causing or expressing sadness
pensive, wistful
showing pensive sadness
tragic, tragical
very sad; especially involving grief or death or destruction
tragicomic, tragicomical
manifesting both tragic and comic aspects
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adj feeling happy appreciation

glad of the fire's warmth”
Synonyms:
grateful, thankful
feeling or showing gratitude

adj eagerly disposed to act or to be of service

glad to help”
Synonyms:
happy
willing
disposed or inclined toward

adj cheerful and bright

“a glad May morning”
Synonyms:
beaming
cheerful
being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits
2

n any of numerous plants of the genus Gladiolus native chiefly to tropical and South Africa having sword-shaped leaves and one-sided spikes of brightly colored funnel-shaped flowers; widely cultivated

Synonyms:
gladiola, gladiolus, sword lily
Type of:
iridaceous plant
any bulbous plant of the family Iridaceae

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