There are 2 definitions of glad in English:

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Pronunciation: /glad
 
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adjective (gladder, gladdest)

[predic.]

verb (glads, gladding, gladded)

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  • Make happy; please: Albion’s lessening shore could grieve or glad mine eye
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    • We had no choice but to huddle in close physical proximity - a condition, I fear, that gladded my heart considerably more than it did his.

Phrases

give someone the glad eye

informal , • dated Look at someone in a flirtatious way.
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  • Being somewhat drunk yourself, you give her the glad eye but it is met with a steely glare.
  • Well, the smooching was only between Karen and I, Daniel was on his own although the waitress gave him the glad eye!
  • There appeared a large French Poodle - a lady dog - evidently an old flame: the Alsatian paused and the poodle gave him the glad eye.

Derivatives

gladness

noun
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  • May the Gods fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
  • Casey wasn't sure if it was amusement of gladness to see her.
  • Yellow roses, which today signify joy and gladness, traditionally meant a decrease in love, but can mean ‘I love you, but I fear you don't love me.’

Origin

Old English glæd (originally in the sense 'bright, shining'), of Germanic origin; related to Old Norse glathr 'bright, joyous' and German glatt 'smooth', also to Latin glaber 'smooth, hairless'.

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There are 2 definitions of glad in English:

glad2

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(also gladdie)

noun

informal
  • A gladiolus.
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    • The major insect pest of glads is the gladiolus thrip.
    • If we northerners are willing to dig our glads and cannas and store them in the basement or garage, why not do the same with Acidanthera, Bletilla and Galtonia?
    • Bulbs that have their own protective tunics, such as glads and crocosmias, can be stored in baskets, boxes, or mesh bags.

Origin

1920s: abbreviation.

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