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Language: Old English
Origin: glæd 'bright, shining, happy'

glad

adjective
     
glad S2 W3 [no comparative]
1 [not before noun] pleased and happy about something
glad (that)
I'm really glad I don't have to go back there again.
We're so glad you came.
glad to do something
I am glad to be back home.
glad to see/hear etc
I'm glad to see you looking so well.
'I've decided to accept the job.' 'I'm glad.'
glad when
I'll be glad when the war is over.
glad about
She wasn't leaving after all. He was glad about that.
glad for
'Jamie's been accepted for medical school!' 'I'm so glad for him.'
gladly
2

be glad of something

to be grateful for something:
Thanks Marge, I'll be glad of the help.
be glad of an opportunity/chance/excuse to do something
They were glad of the chance to finally get some sleep.
It was cold outside, and she was glad of her coat.
3

be glad to (do something)

to be very willing and eager to do something:
We will be glad to send you any information you may need.
I'm sure he'd be only too glad to (=extremely willing to) help you.
'Would you give me a hand?' ' I'd be glad to.'
4

I would be glad if

formal used in formal situations or letters to ask someone to do something for you:
I'd be glad if you'd let me know when the funeral is.
5

glad tidings/news

old-fashioned good news
6

give somebody the glad eye

British English old-fashioned to look at someone in a way that shows you are sexually attracted to them
7

glad rags

old-fashioned informal your best clothes that you wear for special occasions
gladness noun [uncountable]
glad-hand

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