Glad, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gladded; p. pr. & vb. n. Gladding.] To make glad; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate.
That which gladded all the warrior train. --Dryden.
Each drinks the juice that glads the heart of man. --Pope.
Glad, v. i. To be glad; to rejoice. [Obs.]
Glad a. [Compar. Gladder superl. Gladdest ]
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. Wearing a gay or bright appearance; expressing or exciting joy; producing gladness; exhilarating.
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.
Usage: -- 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.
adj 1: 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" [ant: sad]
2: (`lief' is archaic) very willing; "was lief to go"; "glad to
help" [syn: lief(p)]
3: feeling happy appreciation; "glad of the fire's warmth"
4: cheerful and bright; "a beaming smile"; "a glad May morning"
[also: gladdest, gladder]