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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GLAD, adjective [Latin loetus, without a prefix.]

1. Pleased; affected with pleasure or moderate joy; moderately happy.

A wise son maketh a glad father. Proverbs 10:1.

It is usually followed by of. I am glad of an opportunity to oblige my friend.

It is sometimes followed by at.

He that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished. Proverbs 17:5.

It is sometimes followed by with.

The Trojan, glad with sight of hostile blood--

With, after glad is unusual, and in this passage at would have been preferable.

2. Cheerful; joyous.

They blessed the king, and went to their tents, joyful and glad of heart. 1 Kings 8:66.

3. Cheerful; wearing the appearance of joy; as a glad countenance.

4. Wearing a gay appearance; showy; bright.

The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them. Isaiah 35:1.

GLAD evening and glad morn crown'd the fourth day.

5. Pleasing; exhilarating.

Her conversation

More glad to me than to a miser money is.

6. Expressing gladness or joy; exciting joy.

Hark! a glad voice the lonely desert cheers.

GLAD, verb transitive [The preterit tense and participle passive gladed is not used. See Gladden.]

To make glad; to affect with pleasure; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate.

Each drinks the juice that glads the heart of man.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GLAD'DEN, verb transitive glad'n. To make glad; to cheer; to please; to exhilarate. The news of peace gladdens our hearts.

Churches will every where gladden his eye,

and hymns of praise vibrate upon his ear.

GLAD'DEN, verb intransitive glad'n. To become glad; to rejoice.

So shall your country ever gladden at the sound of your voice.

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GLAD'DER, noun One that makes glad, or gives joy.

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GLAD'DING, participle present tense Making glad; cheering; giving joy.

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GLADE, noun An opening or passage made through a wood by lopping off the branches of the trees. Locally, in the U. States, a natural opening or open place in a forest.

There interspersed in lawns and opening glades.

1. In New England, an opening in the ice of rivers or lakes, or a place left unfrozen.

GLADE, noun Smooth ice.

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GLA'DER, noun [Latin glaldius, a sword.] Swordgrass; the general name of plants that rise with a broad blade like sedge.

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GLAD'FUL, adjective Full of gladness.

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GLAD'FULNESS, noun Joy; gladness.

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GLA'DIATE, adjective [Latin gladius, a sword.] Sword-shaped; resembling the form of a sword; as the legume of a plant.

Naves Topical Index

Contend with wild beasts.
1 Corinthians 15:32

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GLADIA'TOR, noun [Latin from gladius, a sword.]

A sword-player; a prize-fighter. The gladiators, in Rome, were men who fought in the arena, for the entertainment of the people.

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GLADIATO'RIAL, adjective Pertaining to gladiators, or to combats for the entertainment of the Roman people.

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GLA'DIATORY, adjective Relating to gladiators.

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GLA'DIATURE, noun Sword-play; fencing. [Not in use.]

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GLAD'IOLE, noun [Latin gladiolus, a dagger.] A plant, the sword-lily, of the genus Gladiolus. The water gladiole is of the genus Butomus or flowering rush, and also of the genus Lobelia or cardinal flower.

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GLAD'LY, adverb [See Glad.] With pleasure; joyfully; cheerfully.

The common people heard him gladly Mark 12:37.

Naves Topical Index

See Joy

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GLAD'NESS, noun [See Glad.] Joy, or a moderate degree of joy and exhilaration; pleasure of mind; cheerfulness.

They--did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart. Acts 2:46.

[Gladness is rarely or never equivalent to mirth, merriment, gayety and triumph, and it usually expresses less than delight. It sometimes expresses great joy. Esther 8:16.]

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GLAD'SOME, adjective Pleased; joyful; cheerful.

1. Causing joy, pleasure or cheerfulness; having the appearance of gayety; pleasing.

Of opening heaven they sung, and gladsome day.

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GLAD'SOMELY, adverb With joy; with pleasure of mind.

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GLAD'SOMENESS, noun Joy, or moderate joy; pleasure of mind.

1. Showiness.

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GLAD'WIN, noun A plant of the genus Iris.