glad glad  /ɡ ˈlæd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) 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
  2. (adj) showing or causing joy and pleasure; especially made happy
  3. (adj) eagerly disposed to act or to be of service
  4. (adj) feeling happy appreciation
  5. (adj) cheerful and bright

Usage(s):

  1. The South Koreans, who had seemed on the verge of collapse early in the war, continued to fight in a way that made the Americans glad to have them on their side.
  2. Paul Johnson: I'm very glad to be with you.
  3. It has touched countless lives, including Oprah Winfrey's, and I was glad of this, because I am Liz's friend.

News

  1. The Public Pulse, June 19

    Glad ancestors could immigrate
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Omaha World-Herald

  2. Soccer: Foothills grad Glad enjoys ride

    Forget about the frying pan. Justen Glad jumped directly into the fire.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Arizona Daily Star

  3. Foothills grad Glad enjoys ride

    Forget about the frying pan. Justen Glad jumped directly into the fire.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Arizona Daily Star

Quotes

  1. "It's so crazy. I felt like a politician the last four days. You're up in the polls; you're down in the polls. Man, this is taxing," Swisher said. "I'm glad this is over. I couldn't be any more excited."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Nick Swisher Source: The Associated Press

  2. "I'm glad people are feeling like the economy's back enough that they can do it," Alexander said. "It wasn't because the interest in poker went away, so I have to assume people weren't willing to speculate."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Jason Alexander Source: The Associated Press

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