Glad - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡlæd|  American pronunciation of the word glad
Brit.  |ɡlæd|  British pronunciation of the word glad


- 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 (syn: gladiola, gladiolus)


- eagerly disposed to act or to be of service(syn: happy)
- feeling happy appreciation
- cheerful and bright(syn: beaming)


We're glad you could come.

I'll be glad to answer any questions you may have.

The mail brought glad news from our friends in England.

We've been through some sad times and some glad times. hath gladded my heart to see thy face again...

He was glad to turn away from the stages.

I'm so glad about that.

I was full of glad vigour.

All men gladded themselves with this conclusion.

I'm really glad I don't have to go back there again.

We're so glad you came.

I am glad to be back home.

I'm glad to see you looking so well.

'I've decided to accept the job.' 'I'm glad.'

I'll be glad when the war is over.

Word forms

comparative: gladder
superlative: gladdest
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