Glade definition

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An open space in a wood or forest.
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An open space in a forest.
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The definition of a glade is an open space in the woods.

An example of a glade is a clearing in the middle of a redwood forest.

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An open passage through a wood; a grassy open or cleared space in a forest.
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(colloquial) An everglade.
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An open space in the ice on a river or lake.
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A bright surface of snow/ice ... a glade of ice.
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A tract of marshland.
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An everglade.
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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”)).

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