(noun, adjective, verb)


1. showing or causing joy and pleasure; especially made happy

- glad you are here

- glad that they succeeded

- gave a glad shout

Similar word(s): cheerful, gladsome

2. eagerly disposed to act or to be of service

- glad to help

Similar word(s): willing, happy

3. feeling happy appreciation

- glad of the fire's warmth

Similar word(s): grateful, thankful

4. cheerful and bright

- a glad May morning

Similar word(s): cheerful, beaming

Sentences with glad as an adjective:

- I'm glad the rain has finally stopped.


1. any of numerous plants of the genus Gladiolus native chiefly to tropical and South Africa having sword-shaped leaves and one-sided spikes of brightly colored funnel-shaped flowers; widely cultivated

Similar word(s): gladiola, gladiolus

Definition categories: plant


1. (transitive) To make glad; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate.