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Definition of "glad" []

  • Experiencing or exhibiting joy and pleasure. (adjective)
  • Appreciative: was glad of the fire's warmth. (adjective)
  • Providing joy and pleasure: a glad occasion. (adjective)
  • Very willing; pleased: glad to help. (adjective)
  • Bright and cheerful: a glad May morning. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "glad" in a sentence
  • ""I'm glad -- glad -- _glad_ you're going away!" she exclaimed passionately."
  • ""I'm glad -- _glad_ you couldn't, dear," she whispered."
  • "Usually her repentance came quickly after one rash deed, but now Tom and Lucy had made her so miserable, she was glad to spoil their happiness, —glad to make everybody uncomfortable."