Webster 1913 Edition
glædbright, glad; akin to D.
glatsmooth, shining, Icel.
glaðrglad, bright, Dan. & Sw.
glodassmooth, and prob. to L.
glaber, and E.
Pleased; joyous; happy; cheerful; gratified; – opposed to
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
Prov. x. 1.
He that is
gladat calamities shall not be unpunished.
Prov. xvii. 5.
gladwith sight of hostile blood.
gladof her attention gained.
As we are now
gladto behold your eyes.
Gladam I that your highness is so armed.
Glad on ’t,
glad of it.
Wearing a gay or bright appearance; expressing or exciting joy; producing gladness; exhilarating.
gladto me than to a miser money is.
Sir P. Sidney.
Syn. – Pleased; gratified; exhilarated; animated; delighted; happy; cheerful; joyous; joyful; cheering; exhilarating; pleasing; animating.
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.
To be glad; to rejoice.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Pleased; affected with pleasure or moderate joy; moderately happy.
A wise son maketh a glad father. Prov.10.
It is usually followed by of. I am glad of an opportunity to oblige my friend.
It is sometimes followed by at.
He that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished. Prov.17.
It is sometimes followed by with.
The Trojan, glad with sight of hostile blood--
With, after glad, is unusual, and in this passage at would have been preferable.
They blessed the king, and went to their tents, joyful and glad of heart. 1 Kings 8.
3.Cheerful; wearing the appearance of joy; as a glad countenance.
4.Wearing a gay appearance; showy; bright.
The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them. Is.35.
Glad evening and glad morn crown'd the fourth day.
More glad to me than to a miser money is.
6.Expressing gladness or joy; exciting joy.
Hark! a glad voice the lonely desert cheers.
To make glad; to affect with pleasure; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate.
Each drinks the juice that glads the heart of man.