An example of a glade is a clearing in the middle of a redwood forest.
Origin of glade
- Middle English perhaps from glad bright and shining glad1
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English, glāde (“A gleam of light, bright space, an open space; an open or cleared space in a forest; a bright patch of sky; a bright surface of snow or ice”), also glode, glede, from Old English glæd (“shining, bright”), (cf Old Norse glaðr (“bright”)).