|Origin:||glæd 'bright, shining, happy'|
glad S2 W3 [no comparative]
1 [not before noun]
pleased and happy about something
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.'
I'll be glad when the war is over.
She wasn't leaving after all. He was glad about that.
glad for➔ gladly
'Jamie's been accepted for medical school!' 'I'm so glad for him.'
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.
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.'
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.
6 British English old-fashioned
to look at someone in a way that shows you are sexually attracted to them
7 old-fashioned informal
your best clothes that you wear for special occasions
—gladness noun [uncountable]➔ glad-hand