Crossword clues for glade
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"clear, open space in a woods," c.1400, perhaps from Middle English glode (c.1300), from Old Norse glaðr "bright" (see glad). Original meaning would be "bright (because open) space in a wood" (compare French clairière "glade," from clair "clear, bright;" German Lichtung "clearing, glade," from Licht "light"). American English sense of "marshy grassland" (as in Everglades) first recorded c.1796.
n. 1 An open passage through a wood; a grassy open or cleared space in a forest. 2 (context colloquial English) An everglade. 3 an open space in the ice on a river or lake 4 a bright surface of snow/ice ... a glade of ice 5 (context obsolete English) a gleam of light; see moonglade 6 (context obsolete English) a bright patch of sky; the bright space between clouds
n. a tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area [syn: clearing]
Housing Units (2000): 51
Land area (2000): 0.241000 sq. miles (0.624186 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.241000 sq. miles (0.624186 sq. km)
FIPS code: 26325
Located within: Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
Location: 39.682582 N, 99.310965 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 67639
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Glade may refer to:
Glade (/gleɪd/) is an S. C. Johnson & Son brand of household air fresheners that were first introduced in 1956. The family of products include: Aerosol Sprays, Candles, Car Scented Oil, Carpet & Room, Glass Scents, PlugIns, PlugIns Scented Oil, Press'n Fresh, Secrets, Scented Oil Candles, and Wisp. Glade is a worldwide brand, known variously around the world as Glade, Gleid, Brise ( Germany and the Netherlands), etc. Brise was renamed in Glade in Germany and the Netherlands in 2012.
In the most general sense, a glade or clearing is an open area within a woodland. Glades are often grassy meadows under the canopy of deciduous trees such as red alder or quaking aspen in western North America. They also represent openings in forests where local conditions such as avalanches, poor soils, or fire damage have created semi-permanent clearings. They are very important to herbivorous animals, such as deer and elk, for forage and denning activities.
Sometimes the word is used in a looser sense, as in the treeless wetlands of the Everglades.
In the central United States, the term glade is used more specifically to describe rocky, prairie-like habitats that occur in areas of shallow soil. Glades are characterized by unique plant and animal communities that are adapted to harsh and dry conditions.
Usage examples of "glade".
Anne walked slowly, idling through wooded glades and along avenues of ancient ahuehuete trees, massive giants that must have stood when Montezuma of the Aztecs was king.
By an avenue of boxwood and yoke-elm he entered into an open glade, in the middle of which there was a circle where the intended statue of Venus was never placed.
Great North Woods of Maine, but this was palpably not a Disney forest of roomy glades and cuddlesome creatures.
JERRY and Junia stood in the little sunlit glade, Neem, the great black dalf, stood between them, gazing up at, first, one and then the other.
CHAPTER XXI As JERRY and Junia stood in the little sunlit glade, Neem, the great black dalf, stood between them, gazing up at, first, one and then the other.
This duologue had, of course, left Wilbert Cream a bit out of it, just painted on the backdrop as you might say, and for some moments, knitting his brow, plucking at his moustache, shuffling the feet and allowing the limbs to twitch, he had been giving abundant evidence that in his opinion three was a crowd and that what the leafy glade needed to make it all that a leafy glade should be was a complete absence of Woosters.
For there how oft would I lose all delight In the pursuit, the triumph, or the game, To stray alone among the shadowy glades, And gaze, as one who is not satisfied With gazing, at the large, bright, breathing sea, The forest glooms, and shifting gleams between The fine dark fringes of the fadeless trees, On gold-green turf, sweet-brier, and wild pink rose!
They therefore followed the bank of the Mercy, traversed Prospect Heights, and alter a walk of five miles or more they reached a glade, situated two hundred feet from Lake Grant.
From where he stood at the window, he could just make out, far off, beyond the woods, the Old House nestled in a glade, gleaming with the mysterious ghostliness of a Grecian temple.
Hal Samdu and Giles Habibula were busy over a little fire by the edge of a tiny, flashing stream that crossed the glade.
He, Gorp, and the sumpter horse were back in the forest of Lyonesse, but not in the glade where they had been when the shadows snatched him away from Brian and the weeping maiden.
I was engaged with Hasting and Kitel in encouraging the hounds, when he was viewed by Bessie Kitel crossing the open glades leading to the Severn.
As they rode double through a small grove of trees, a mixture of spruce, birch, hornbeam, and larch, they came to a flowering glade, a small luxuriant meadow that was a verdant piece of the steppes, enclosed by trees.
The forest glades, the ferny dells, and lawny uplands, the cultivated and cheerful country spread around the silver pathway of ancient Thames, all earth, air, and wave, took up one choral voice, inspired by memory, instinct with plaintive regret.
Suddenly amid these glooming shadows a shadow moved, and forth into the darkling glade, mighty club on mighty shoulder, stepped Lobkyn Lollo the Dwarf, and his eyes were pensive and he sighed gustily.