- The definition of glad is feeling pleased, happy, satisfied or grateful.
When you are pleased it is not raining, this is an example of a situation where you are glad it is not raining.
Glad to be together.
- feeling or characterized by pleasure or joy; happy; pleased
- causing pleasure or joy; making happy
- very willing: I'm glad to help
- bright or beautiful
Origin of gladMiddle English ; from Old English glæd, akin to German glatt, smooth (the origin, originally Germanic sense) ; from Indo-European an unverified form ghlādh-, shining, smooth ; from base an unverified form ĝhel-, to shine from source gleam, gold
- a. Experiencing or exhibiting joy and pleasure.b. Appreciative: was glad to be home.
- Providing joy and pleasure: a glad occasion.
- Very willing; pleased: glad to help.
tr. & intr.v.glad·ded, glad·ding, glads Archaic
Origin of gladMiddle English, from Old English glæd; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative gladder or more glad, superlative gladdest or most glad)
The comparative "gladder" and superlative "gladdest" are not incorrect but may be unfamiliar enough to be taken as such. In both American and British English, the forms "more" and "most glad" are equally common in print and more common in daily speech.
(third-person singular simple present glads, present participle gladding, simple past and past participle gladded)
From Old English glæd