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glad

noun

1 glad

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.

synonyms: gladiola, gladiolus, sword lily.



adjective

1 glad

Showing or causing joy and pleasure; especially made happy.

Roget 829: causing pleasure etc. v.; laetificant; pleasure-giving, pleasing, pleasant, pleasurable; agreeable; grateful, gratifying; leef, lief, acceptable; ... show more

2 glad

Eagerly disposed to act or to be of service:
— Glad to help.

synonym: happy.

Roget 827: pleased etc. 829; not sorry; glad, gladsome; pleased as Punch.    happy, blest, blessed, blissful, beatified; happy as a clam at high water [U.S.], happy as a clam, ... show more

3 glad

Feeling happy appreciation.

4 glad

Cheerful and bright:
— A glad May morning.

synonym: beaming.


Moby thesaurus: animating, beaming, beatific, beatified, beautiful, blessed, blissful, blithe, blithesome, bright, bright and sunny, capering, charmed, cheerful, cheering, cheery, chirping, chuffed, comfortable, content ... show more.

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