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Webster 1913 Edition


Glade

Glade

,
Noun.
[Prob. of Scand. origin, and akin to
glad
, a.; cf. also W.
golead
,
goleuad
, a lighting, illumination, fr.
goleu
light, clear, bright,
goleu fwlch
glade, lit., a light or clear defile.]
1.
An open passage through a wood; a grassy open or cleared space in a forest.
There interspersed in lawns and opening
glades
.
Pope.
2.
An everglade.
[Local, U. S.]
3.
An opening in the ice of rivers or lakes, or a place left unfrozen; also, smooth ice.
[Local, U. S.]
Bottom glade
.
See under
Bottom
.
Glade net
,
in England, a net used for catching woodcock and other birds in forest glades.

Webster 1828 Edition


Glade

GLADE

,
Noun.
An opening or passage made through a wood by lopping off the branches of the trees. Locally, in the U. States, a natural opening or open place in a forest.
There interspersed in lawns and opening glades.
1.
In New England, an opening in the ice of rivers or lakes, or a place left unfrozen.

GLADE

,
Noun.
Smooth ice.

Definition 2023


glade

glade

English

Noun

glade (plural glades)

  1. An open passage through a wood; a grassy open or cleared space in a forest.
    • 2003, Newsweek, Travel: In The Trees, Nov 23, 2003
      ... are creating more "glades," or cleared trails through the woods, for less experienced (blue) skiers. They're a throwback to the first days of skiing, before resorts cut wide swaths of trees, and machines rolled and packed the snow.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, chapter 22
      [...] and meads and glades so eternally vernal, that the grass shot up by the spring, untrodden, unwilted, remains at midsummer.
  2. (colloquial) An everglade.
  3. an open space in the ice on a river or lake
  4. a bright surface of snow/ice ... a glade of ice
    In the latter days of a ferocious winter, the sun dropped earthwards, having on this day pulled clear of its sluggish trajectory casting a few meek rays on the redoubtable snow and frost of the mountain glade. Vignette: A Writing Exercise
  5. (obsolete) a gleam of light; see moonglade
  6. (obsolete) a bright patch of sky; the bright space between clouds

Quotations

  • For usage examples of this term, see Citations:glade.

Derived terms

Translations

References

  1. glade” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

Norwegian Bokmål

Adjective

glade

  1. definite singular of glad
  2. plural form of glad

Norwegian Nynorsk

Adjective

glade

  1. definite singular of glad
  2. plural form of glad

Swedish

Adjective

glade

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of glad.