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GLAD, adjective [Latin loetus, without a prefix.]

1. Pleased; affected with pleasure or moderate joy; moderately happy.

A wise son maketh a glad father. Proverbs 10:1.

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. Proverbs 17:5.

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.

2. Cheerful; joyous.

They blessed the king, and went to their tents, joyful and glad of heart. 1 Kings 8:66.

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. Isaiah 35:1.

GLAD evening and glad morn crown'd the fourth day.

5. Pleasing; exhilarating.

Her conversation

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.

GLAD, verb transitive [The preterit tense and participle passive gladed is not used. See Gladden.]

To make glad; to affect with pleasure; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate.

Each drinks the juice that glads the heart of man.

 

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