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Meaning of “glad” in the English Dictionary

"glad" in British English

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gladadjective

uk   us   /ɡlæd/ (gladder, gladdest)
A2 pleased and ​happy: We were glad about her ​success. I'm glad (that) you came. I'm glad toknow the ​parcelarrivedsafely. I'd be (only too) glad tohelp you. We'd be glad of the ​chance to ​meet her.

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  • I'm really glad she got the ​job.
  • I'll be glad to get these ​exams over with.
  • I'm so glad I don't have to give that ​speech.
  • I'm so glad to ​see you!
  • I'll be so glad when this ​project is ​finished.
gladness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of glad from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"glad" in American English

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gladadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /ɡlæd/ (-dd-)
pleased and ​happy: [+ (that) clause] We were glad (that) she ​succeeded. [+ to infinitive] You don’t have to ​thank us – we were glad to ​help. I'm glad of the ​opportunity to ​express my ​thanks.
gladly
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ˈɡlæd·li/
I’d gladly show her around, but I’ll be on ​vacation next ​week.
(Definition of glad from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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