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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
good/glad tidings (=good news)
happy/glad/ready etc to oblige
▪ If you need a ride home, I’d be happy to oblige.
▪ I never went there to stay, but I was always glad when he visited us at Canonmills.
▪ Paul was always glad to oblige by hugging back, but not until you asked him.
▪ As will all aspects of the Development Programme we are always glad to receive suggestions on appropriate staff development activities.
▪ Nor are the natives always glad to see him.
▪ Regulations said that instructors must go up periodically, but he was always glad when they touched down.
▪ I am always glad to see you both, Sherlock.
▪ I did listen to him proposing a vote of thanks occasionally, and I was always glad when he sat down.
▪ She loved to ramble, too, and we were always glad when she could join with us.
▪ You don't know how glad I was to see you in that little cottage talking to old Freitas.
▪ As the professor, he was the last one down the stairs. How glad to escape!
▪ Thomas, how glad she was to have him here.
▪ You were slobbering all over me, telling me how glad you were to be rid of him.
▪ No doubt that showed how glad she was to be leaving.
▪ His greeting calls showed how glad he was to see me.
▪ Oh, how glad I am that I didn't die.
▪ And how glad he would be when she told him.
▪ She was just glad that Alain was out.
▪ Maybe they are just glad to be home in front of a friendly crowd at the end of a tough season.
▪ I was just glad he took money and not possessions, because possessions can't be replaced.
▪ For now, though, the Bears are just glad to be in the NCAAs.
▪ There was an old log and she sat down wearily, just glad of the quietness and the peace of her surroundings.
▪ I was just glad the abortion was over with.
▪ I am just glad I wasn't Anne Boleyn, or some other lady who took his fancy.
▪ I was just glad to be out of the bush and to be earning a bit more money.
▪ I've been really glad about that.
▪ I am really glad of it.
▪ I was really glad to be going out with Mary instead of Mum.
▪ When I wrote to her after her departure she replied: I was so glad to get your letter.
▪ Well - goodbye, my dear, he was about to say, so glad I found you.
▪ Dear Laurel, I am so glad you are better.
▪ We're so glad you could make it.
▪ That night I lie in my own bed, so glad to be off that train.
▪ I am so glad to see you!
▪ I am so glad she feels this way.
▪ They're too glad to see me to worry about authenticity.
▪ She was only too glad to have even this talk bouncing against walls that had become a tomb.
▪ All the same, most people would have been all too glad to get off the sinking ship.
▪ Izzie was all too glad to break free of the circle and run and fetch her pipe.
▪ Benjamin seems all too glad to drive the nifty Alfa Romeo his parents gave him as a graduation gift.
▪ My council colleagues in Cheltenham will be only too glad to help me with it as well.
▪ I was only too glad to help.
▪ I certainly had to take a couple of unofficial breaks and we were very glad when we stopped for food and drink.
▪ He was very glad to see me, and we journeyed on.
▪ I am so very glad to hear that my darlings are all making such splendid improvement.
▪ Agnes says that she would be very glad to see him again.
▪ They were very glad to borrow the few Penguin books we brought along with us, even though they are not particularly light reading.
▪ In a family meeting, my little brother was there, and I was very glad to see him.
▪ Indeed, they were no doubt very glad to have the reassurance of each other's presence for travelling into an unknown future.
▪ He always got up immediately and seemed very glad to be fighting in the correct manner.
▪ Put on the glad rags and go out and party, after that?
▪ She changed out of her glad rags, tugged on old jeans and a sweatshirt and drove out to his house.
▪ Her sister-in-law's glad rags were not very glad.
▪ Dissension between the Peshawar politicians and the resistance commanders brings glad tidings to Kabul.
▪ Then I too broke into glad tidings and joy to the world with the crowds of believers around me.
▪ The next day a large medal sale continues the glad tidings with only about 8% unsold.
▪ I come as the bearer of glad tidings.
▪ He was one of thousands who headed south as soon as they heard the glad tidings on Monday morning.
be glad/delighted/pleased etc to see the back of sb/sth
be glad/pleased etc to see the back of sb/sth
be only too glad/pleased to do sth
▪ Cliff is only too pleased to prepare a celebratory meal for any special occasion.
▪ I was only too glad to help.
▪ If none is required, they will be only too pleased to tell you.
▪ She was only too glad to have even this talk bouncing against walls that had become a tomb.
▪ The governments were only too pleased to oblige.
▪ The Library would be only too pleased to explore further suggestions along similar lines. 13.4.
▪ They know the way that the wind is blowing, and would be only too pleased to be redeployed into another trade.
▪ We would be only too pleased to provide information on the Association.
▪ "The meal was excellent." "I'm glad you liked it."
▪ It was a glad day for everyone.
▪ She was glad that the birthday party was a success.
▪ Viv was glad to learn they'd reached home safely.
▪ We were all glad when it was time to go home.
▪ And he was sure glad of it.
▪ But as Michele had prophesied, it was already getting cooler, and Luce was glad of her light coat.
▪ I was glad it was Judy not me backing the truck in.
▪ I was glad now to have company.
▪ I was glad when the train stopped, because the wind did not feel as vicious then.
▪ It made her glad she was disobeying them; gladder still that she and Rob were lovers.
▪ Maggie was glad to go to her room.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Glad \Glad\ (gl[a^]d), a. [Compar. Gladder; superl. Gladdest.] [AS. gl[ae]d bright, glad; akin to D. glad smooth, G. glatt, OHG. glat smooth, shining, Icel. gla[eth]r glad, bright, Dan. & Sw. glad glad, Lith. glodas smooth, and prob. to L. glaber, and E. glide. Cf. Glabrous.]

  1. Pleased; joyous; happy; cheerful; gratified; -- opposed to sorry, sorrowful, or 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 glad father.
    --Prov. x. 1.

    He that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.
    --Prov. xvii. 5.

    The Trojan, glad with sight of hostile blood.

    He, glad of her attention gained.

    As we are now glad to behold your eyes.

    Glad am I that your highness is so armed.

    Glad on 't, glad of it. [Colloq.]

  2. Wearing a gay or bright appearance; expressing or exciting joy; producing gladness; exhilarating.

    Her conversation More glad to me than to a miser money is.
    --Sir P. Sidney.

    Glad evening and glad morn crowned the fourth day.

    Syn: Pleased; gratified; exhilarated; animated; delighted; happy; cheerful; joyous; joyful; cheering; exhilarating; pleasing; animating.

    Usage: Glad, Delighted, 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.


Glad \Glad\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gladded; p. pr. & vb. n. Gladding.] [AS. gladian. See Glad,

  1. , and cf. Gladden, v. t.] To make glad; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate.

    That which gladded all the warrior train.

    Each drinks the juice that glads the heart of man.


Glad \Glad\, v. i. To be glad; to rejoice. [Obs.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English glæd "bright, shining, joyous," from Proto-Germanic *glada- (cognates: Old Norse glaðr "smooth, bright, glad," Danish glad "glad, joyful," Old Saxon gladmod "glad," Old Frisian gled "smooth," Dutch glad "slippery," German glatt "smooth"), from PIE *ghel- (2) "to shine," with derivatives referring to bright materials and gold (see glass). The modern sense is much weakened. Slang glad rags "one's best clothes" first recorded 1902.

  1. 1 pleased, happy, gratified. 2 (lb en obsolete) Having a bright or cheerful appearance; expressing or exciting joy; producing gladness. v

  2. (context transitive English) To make glad; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate.

  1. adj. showing or causing joy and pleasure; especially made happy; "glad you are here"; "glad that they succeeded"; "gave a glad shout"; "a glad smile"; "heard the glad news"; "a glad occasion" [ant: sad]

  2. (`lief' is archaic) very willing; "was lief to go"; "glad to help" [syn: lief(p)]

  3. feeling happy appreciation; "glad of the fire's warmth"

  4. cheerful and bright; "a beaming smile"; "a glad May morning" [syn: beaming]

  5. [also: gladdest, gladder]


Glad can refer to:

  • Glad (Norse mythology), a horse ridden by the gods in Norse mythology
Glad (band)

GLAD is one of the pioneers of Christian pop/rock and a cappella music, having formed as a progressive rock group in 1972 and discovered a large audience for their a cappella music in 1988. Today, with over 1.5 million albums sold, they continue to perform concerts and release occasional recordings. As Contemporary Christian Music ( CCM Magazine) described it, "GLAD's elegant vocals helped set them apart from other pioneers of Contemporary Christian music. That vocal sound has since evolved into a complex, self-sustaining life form of its own..."

Glad (Norse mythology)

In Norse mythology, Glad is a horse listed in both Grímnismál and Gylfaginning among the steeds ridden by the gods each day when they go to make judgements at Yggdrasil. However, in neither poem Glad is assigned to any specific deity.

Category:Horses in Norse mythology

Glad (duke)

Glad (, , , ) was the ruler of Banat (in present-day Romania and Serbia) at the time of the Hungarian conquest of the Carpathian Basin around 900 AD, according to the Gesta Hungarorum. The Gesta, which was written by an author known in modern scholarship as Anonymus in the second half of the 12th century or in the early 13th century, is the earliest extant Hungarian chronicle. The Gesta did not refer to the enemies of the conquering Hungarians (or Magyars), who had been mentioned in earlier annals and chronicles, but wrote of a dozen persons, including Glad, who are unknown from other primary sources of the Hungarian Conquest. Therefore, modern historians debate whether Glad was an actual enemy of the conquerors or only a "fictitious person" made up by Anonymus. In Romanian historiography, Glad is described as one of the three Romanian dukes who ruled a historical region of present-day Romania in the early 10th century.

According to the Gesta, Glad came from Vidin in Bulgaria. He occupied Banat with the assistance of " Cumans" before the arrival of the Magyars. Anonymus wrote that Cumans, Bulgarians, and Vlachs (or Romanians), supported Glad against the invading Magyars, but the latter annihilated their united army in a battle near the Timiș River. The Gesta presents Ahtum, who ruled Banat in the early 11th century, according to the longer version of the Life of St Gerard, as Glad's descendant.

Usage examples of "glad".

Marghe wondered how she had been able to tell about the cumulative toxic effect of the adjuvants just from that test, but had not doubted that she could, and was glad to find someone who thought she could help her body get rid of them.

I would be glad for her to make a new constitution, recognizing the emancipation proclamation, and adopting emancipation in those parts of the State to which the proclamation does not apply.

Mark Twain wrote: I must steal half a moment from my work to say how glad I am to have your book and how highly I value it, both for its own sake and as a remembrance of an affectionate friendship which has subsisted between us for nine years without a break and without a single act of violence that I can call to mind.

Blyth is glad to see that he sits down between them and takes their hands gently and affectionately in his.

He had eaten much worse food and been glad to get it, both as a boy and more recently, when he had shared campfires and rations with Afghani miners.

All these are most secret secrets, and I am glad when I remember what they are, and how many wonderful languages I know, but there are some things that I call the secrets of the secrets of the secrets that I dare not think of unless I am quite alone, and then I shut my eyes, and put my hands over them and whisper the word, and the Alala comes.

We had quite enough to do to prevent ourselves from being served in the same ruthless fashion, and now and then, in the more violent gusts of wind, were glad to stick our alpenstocks into the ice and hold on hard.

As this went through her mind, making her glad, she suddenly became aware of one who was walking by her side, a lady who was covered with a veil white and shining like that which Ama had worn in the beautiful city.

When she finally returned to sleep, Laura Madeline was very, glad Amir Bedawi had completely forgotten her.

I am glad we got the Castilian Amoroso, because it did really cheer Father up, and you cannot always do that, however hard you try, even if you make jokes, or give him a comic paper.

At dinner Donna Ignazia told me how glad she was to have me in the house, but she did not respond to all my amorous speeches after Philippe had left the room.

The scar which my late amours had left was still bleeding, and I was glad to think that I should be able to restore the young Marseillaise to the paternal hearth without any painful partings or vain regrets.

Wi mi scanty, hard won meal, One thowt still shall mak me glad, Thankful that alone aw feel What it is to tew an' strive Just to keep a soul alive.

I rather astonished him by telling him that I was glad to lose, for I thought him a much more agreeable companion when he was winning.

Pique--Reconciliation--The First Meeting--A Philosophical Parenthesis My beautiful nun had not spoken to me, and I was glad of it, for I was so astonished, so completely under the spell of her beauty, that I might have given her a very poor opinion of my intelligence by the rambling answers which I should very likely have given to her questions.