- The definition of gleed is a glowing coal.
An example of gleed is what you would have in the bottom of a charcoal grill after you had lit a fire.
Origin: Middle English glede from Old English gled from base of glowan: see glow
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Origin: Middle English glede, from Old English glēd; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.