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English adjective: glad

1. glad showing or causing joy and pleasure; especially made happy

SamplesGlad you are here.
Glad that they succeeded.
Gave a glad shout.
A glad smile.
Heard the glad news.
A glad occasion.


See alsocheerful


2. glad eagerly disposed to act or to be of service

SamplesGlad to help.




3. glad feeling happy appreciation

SamplesGlad of the fire's warmth.

Similargrateful, thankful

Antonymsthankless, ungrateful, unthankful

4. glad cheerful and bright

SamplesA beaming smile.
A glad May morning.



Antonymscheerless, depressing, uncheerful

English noun: glad

1. glad (plant) 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

Synonymsgladiola, gladiolus, sword lily

Broader (hypernym)iridaceous plant

Member meronymgenus Gladiolus

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